To follow Jesus as a worshiping, missional community of faith.
It is our prayer that God will grant us this privilege of fulfilling this mission and of becoming and making disciples of Christ. We pray that the results will be evident in the Triad area and the world for years to come!
The Vision of Church of the Redeemer
What do we dream about and pray about for the future? What do we believe God would have us look like as we mature and grow? Our preferred future is to live as an authentic Christian community of faith in Greensboro, North Carolina as described in Acts 2.
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
We earnestly seek to grow through 5 strategies (or habits of the heart). . .
- God honoring worship in a liturgical Anglican way.
- Sharing life in community groups.
- Building bounds of fellowship with two or three others that nurture and care for one another, growing disciples of Christ.
- Blessing others in mission to the community and the world.
- Growing in personal spiritual disciplines.
OTHER HELPFUL WAYS TO UNDERSTAND THE IDENTITY OF CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER:
Ancient-Future: The confluence of “relevance” and “reverence” as a congregation.
Intergenerational: The inherent blessing and challenge of multi-generations in this culture to make all feel wanted and needed, and who are presented the truth of the Gospel.
Kingdom Focused: A willingness to “give away” for the greater Kingdom. We seek to reflect the sacrificial, gracious love of Christ for the nations. We strive for welfare of our community, living as Christ’s followers. By word and deed, we call people to join us in finding our true spiritual home in a living relationship with God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Connectional: As Anglicans, we are connected to other churches in a real, living, and dynamic way and under authority.
Rest, Renew, Restore: Our goals is not to burn people out, but hold up real biblical rest to renew our strength and restore us to a place of service as we reengage. This reflects the truths of Isaiah 40:31, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Our Affiliation: We are affiliated with the Province of the Anglican Church of Rwanda as a missionary district in the United States. Through agreement between the Archbishop of Rwanda and the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of North America, we receive episcopal care through strong bonds with ACNA.
5 VALUES (BEYOND WHAT IS DIRECTLY IMPLIED BY OUR IDENTITY & MISSION)
Radical Hospitality “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:31-40
Historic Christian (Anglican) Heritage “And with faith it is impossible to please Him for whoever would draw near to God must believe…” Hebrews 11:6a
Living Generously “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
Intergenerational “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
Biblically Thoughtful “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food.” Hebrews 5:12