RECONCILING

RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD & OTHERS

REVITALIZING

COMMUNITIES THROUGH SERVICE

REPLICATING

DISCIPLES THROUGH MENTORING

We exist to reconcile relationships with God and others. We have been reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, so we live lives that encourage others to enter into a relationship with Him. We also reflect this attitude by promoting reconciliation and restoration in the relationships that surround us. This includes an emphasis on intentional multi-cultural, multi-racial, and intergenerational engagement.

The Bible tells us that Christ came to serve, not to be served. As His disciples, we imitate our savior by seeking the welfare of our local community. Through volunteering, service, and generosity, we seek tangible transformation in our city—all in the name of Jesus.

Through one-on-one relationships, formal, and informal mentoring ministries we create a culture of disciplining, multiplication, and spiritual growth. Whether it be inside or outside the walls of the church, we seek mentoring relationships that build-up others and point them towards Christ.

CORE VALUES

WORSHIP

Pursuers of God over Consumers of God

We believe the role of the church is to help each person grow developmentally to take personal responsibility for their pursuit of God.  The church is not a provider of goods but a pointer to God. 

MISSIONS

Missional Growth over Attractional Growth

The mission of the church is to equip believers to grow in faith with such passion that they represent Jesus' radical grace in every sector of society.  Our service to others - especially toward marginalized groups, is what should attract people to God's church.

TEACHING

Biblical Depth over Moralism

In all of our ministries of the church, we hope to teach a wholistic understanding of the Scriptures compared to out-of-context moral messages.  Jesus said that all Scriptures point to Him. The Bible isn't a good moral book. It points us to Jesus as the only means to true life change.

DISCIPLESHIP

Interdependence over Privatized Faith

In an individualized society, it is easy to consider faith a personal thing.  But the Scriptures are clear: we cannot and should not grow apart from gathering with others in a pursuit of God and without mentors who can help guide us.

EQUIPPING

Leadership Development over Professionalization

While leadership comes in many forms, every person who claims to believe in Jesus as Lord should be in the process of becoming "no longer like infants" but more like Christ; leading others, serving others and contributing to God's plan for the world.  Ephesians 4 tells us this is the main task of the church. 

MEET THE OVERSEERS

Susan Tovar

Dan Dollar

Blanca Tolpeznikas

James Boldt

Caitlin Gipson

Derek Bergthold

Nick Jones

MEET THE STAFF

Nick Jones,

Lead Pastor

Megan Ortiz,

Office Manager

Sarah de León

Director of Spiritual Development

Stephanie Renteria 

Children Ministries Pastor

Matt Harder,

Director of Operations & Missions

WHAT  WE  BELIEVE

THE BIBLE

We believe God inspired the authors of Scripture by His Spirit to speak to all generations of believers, including us today.  God calls us to immerse ourselves in His story as a community and individually to faithfully interpret and live out that story today as we are led by the Spirit of God.

 

Psalm 119:105-112; John 16:12-14; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17

GOD

We believe that there is one God who is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. We believe God exists eternally in perfect co-equal relationship as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

Genesis 1; Matthew 3:16–17; Luke 1:35; Acts 7:55

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that Jesus was born of the Virgin Mary and mysteriously and wonderfully is God in the flesh. He is the perfect reflection of God’s heart, character, beauty and love for people. Jesus came to preach good news to the poor, to bind up the brokenhearted and set captives free, proclaiming a new arrival of the kingdom of God, and restoring our fractured world. He and His message were rejected by many yet His path of suffering, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection has brought hope to all creation. Jesus is our only hope for bringing peace and reconciliation between God and humans. Through Jesus we have been forgiven and brought into right relationship with God. God is now reconciling us to each other, ourselves, and creation and one day will return to bring an end to injustice as He restores all things to God’s original intent.

John 1:29; Romans 3:22-26; 5:1-9; Mark 4:26; Romans 14:17; 1 Corinthians 4:20; 2 Corinthians 5:17

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live in all who put faith in Jesus, teaches, comforts, convicts and empowers us, giving each person diverse gifts for serving in the church and serving others in the world on the mission of God. We believe that it is through the Holy Spirit that we have the power to change and develop a holy life and character becoming more like Jesus.

 

John 14:26; 20:21-23; Ephesians 1:17-19; Acts 1:8

SALVATION

We believe that all people are created with dignity and great value in the image of God and that people were created to live in a thriving relationship with God. However, through our sin, we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the sad consequences of that broken relationship, both spiritually and socially. However, because of God’s love for us, He sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue us from those consequences, which is the “good news” (the gospel). Our broken relationship with God is restored through Jesus’ death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. We receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting (changing our mind and heart) of our sin and placing faith in Jesus alone.

 

John 3:16-17; Romans 8:19-25; Colossians 1:15-20

ETERNITY

We do believe that life continues after physical death and there is a heaven and a hell. We believe the day is coming when Jesus will return to judge the world, bringing an end to injustice and restoring all things to God’s original intent. God will reclaim this world and rule forever. On that day, there will be no more death, and God will wipe away all our tears. Our relationships with God, others, ourselves, and creation will be whole. All will flourish as God intends. This is what we long for. This is what we hope for. And we are giving our lives to living out that future reality now.

 

Isaiah 11:1-9; Acts 3:21; Colossians 1:19-20; 2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21

THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is comprised of any person, anywhere in the world who puts faith in Jesus. The church itself is people who are empowered by God’s Spirit to be part of the mission of God here on earth. The church is one global community, but has smaller, local expressions, such as our church community. Each local church expression has a unique personality and we see beauty in that diversity. We believe that the church does not exist for itself, but exists as a community of worshipers who are here to serve others, as Jesus told us to be His light, love, compassion, kindness and hope to the world around us.

 

Matthew 22:36-40; Matthew 28:19-20; John 20:21-23; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

THE SACRAMENTS

We believe in the two biblical sacraments rooted in the actions and teachings of Jesus: Baptism and Communion. These sacraments represent both the individual, inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus and the corporate, outward sign of being connected to a local community of Christ followers-the local church. In Communion, we remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for the forgiveness of the sins of humankind. All who follow Jesus are welcome to participate in communion. We do this monthly. In Baptism, we follow Jesus into the water to publicly profess our obedience to Him; and trust that God meets us in the water. We celebrate baptism three times a year.

 

Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20

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SERVICE TIMES

Redeemer's Church

Meets every Sunday

10:00am

Celebrate Recovery

Mondays at 6:30pm

LOCATION

819 W. Parlier Ave
Reedley, CA 93654

CONNECT WITH US

559-638-3435

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