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Next Step in Elder Process: Praying and Fasting

Hi Redeemer Family, Back in February, we began a process of identifying new elders for the next stretch of our life together.  Shortly thereafter, we received nominations of men you considered qualified and already demonstrating an inclination to shepherd the flock.  Since then, Tom Bonenberger,…

Women’s Bible Study

Hi women of Redeemer,  I want to let you know about something I’m excited about: this fall Laura VanHuis has agreed to lead a new women’s Bible Study in the book of James for eleven weeks beginning on September 7.  We are excited for this Women’s Bible Study to provide a path for growing deeper in discipleship by gathering together around the Word. Like our other Redeemer…

Tanzania Team Support

Thank you for loving and supporting the Lindstroms and Pattersons as they begin serving with Haven of Peace Academy (HOPAC) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.  Current prayer requests for each family (and specifics they’re excited about!) are below. If you would like to support either family financially, you can do so through their sending organization, Network of…

Servanthood Sunday August 1

This Sunday,  August 1, is Servanthood Sunday. We are so grateful to be at this place – gathering together for worship in one service and resuming our ministries in a building that is being generously shared with us.  God is faithful, and He continues to advance His kingdom through the local church! Please pray this week about engaging more fully with the kingdom…

1st 5 Marriage Discipleship Group Coming Up

Since 2015, we have run three rounds of 1st 5. 1st 5 is a 9-month discipleship group consisting of couples in their first five years of marriage, aiming to answer the question, “How can we best position our marriage for decades of God-honoring, sweetness-intensifying, gospel-proclaiming, others-benefitting enjoyment?” We don’t make money-back guarantees, but we also don’t…

Summer Sermon Series: 1 Thessalonians

Sometimes it helps to go back to the basics. In the New Testament book called 1 Thessalonians, we have a little letter—possibly Paul’s earliest letter—written from the mission field to teach a church plant about the basics of Christianity. This summer, as we follow this precious letter, we’ll learn about how the church can thrive in Christian mission,…

Hesed House Story

Have you ever reached out to help someone up and noticed how your body moves? You clasp hands with the person, lean back on your feet to carry a portion of their weight along with yours while using your arms to pull them up. No one part of your body is performing the same action. It’s a network of puzzle pieces that fit together just right to accomplish a task. This…

Pattersons and Lindstroms in Tanzania!

Here is an update from the Pattersons: We are excited to let our Redeemer family know that the Pattersons are moving to Tanzania this August, for Aaron to teach 4th grade at HOPAC. Our family has been praying about possible opportunities to move overseas for several years, exploring options that would keep us connected to Redeemer as we participate in God’s global…