Profile: We are a young church. We have a wide range of ages, but currently a majority are young families. Dress is anything from casual to a coat and a tie.
Beginning: Since children’s ministry check-in is at 9:50 am people are usually coming into the main hall for the service at around 10:00 am. The service begins at 10:00 am, and we begin by singing songs to prepare our hearts for the service.
Music: The music we sing at Redeemer is a blend of old and new. We sing the doctrinally rich hymns of the 16th century and we find blessing in the choruses of the 21st. We prefer congregational singing with light instrumentation, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music.
Service: Our service formally begins at 10:00 am. During this time we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, and hear Scripture read.
Sermons: Preaching at Redeemer is normally expositional, meaning that it seeks to declare the main point of a particular Bible passage, and are packed with material for reflection. Our sermon series alternate between Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
After the Sermon: We sing a hymn encapsulating the theme of the sermon and then take our seats once more for a brief moment of silent reflection. A typical service is finished around 11:30 am. We provide light refreshments in the lunch-room immediately after the service to encourage fellowship. You may find yourself talking with folks about life or about the sermon for a while after the service.
* The picture above is an edited version of an artist’s impression of Westminster Chapel under the preaching of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. See the cover of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ Romans, Exposition of Chapter 1, The Gospel of God. Carlisle: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1985.