Redemption Hill Church is centered on the Gospel. The Gospel is the good news that God created the world and He is holy and deserving of our worship (Rev. 4:11). Man rebelled against God in his sin and cannot save himself (Rom. 3:23). Jesus came to save us through His sacrifice on the cross for sin and His resurrection from the dead (1 Pet. 3:18). Whoever trusts in Jesus alone for salvation will be saved and enjoy eternal life with God forever (John 3:16; Rom 10:9). This good news has the power to convert a sinner in a moment, and sanctify a believer throughout their lifetime. The gospel message will inform every ministry of Redemption Hill Church. (2 Pet. 1:3-4).
Redemption Hill Church is motivated to change. All are broken and sinful and in need of change that can come only through Jesus Christ. We believe it is God’s will to conform every believer to the image of Christ throughout their lifetime, and to one day glorify them with Christ (Rom. 8:29-30). It is the duty of the church to aid in this process in the following ways: the preaching and teaching of the Word, the equipping in mutual care of believers, and speaking the truth in love (counseling) (Eph. 4:11-16). We believe that God’s grace and word are sufficient to change the believer over the course of a lifetime (2 Cor. 12:9; 2 Pet. 1:3-4). Therefore, every believer is to make every effort to obey Christ knowing that God is working within them for His good pleasure (Phil. 2:12-13; 2 Pet. 1:5-8).
Redemption Hill Church is knit together in community. The Triune God is a divine community. Therefore, we, being created in His image, are meant to be in community with one another. The Bible makes it abundantly clear that the saints are meant to care for one another with 64 statements concerning what Christians are to do for one another just from the book of Romans to 3 John. It is our aim as Redemption Hill Church to see the saints be knit together in love through bearing with one another, forgiving each other, teaching one another, and admonishing one another (Col. 3:12-16). A culture of mutual care will be established through a weekly worship service, one-on-one discipleship, community groups, and adult and youth bible fellowship classes.
Redemption Hill Church is fulfilling a mission. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus commands His followers to go and make disciples of all nations, to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and to teach them to obey all of His commands. Thus, it is our duty to go and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our community and the ends of the earth, to bring them into fellowship with the church through baptism, and to instruct new converts in biblical living. It is also our responsibility to care for the bodily needs of the poor and hurting (Gal. 2:6-10).