What makes Redeemer unique?
In early February 2008, a group of individuals and families met together to consider joining with one another to begin a new church in Little Rock. This group shared a common vision for a church where people dig deep into the timeless truth of the Bible, where worship is heartfelt and passionate, where people are connected with one another in grace based, Christ centered relationships and where individuals and families live their lives on mission by loving and serving others. Our desire was to be a community of faith that is anchored solidly in what the Bible teaches, that is culturally aware, and that seeks to tell others about Jesus and to help them become fully devoted followers of Christ.
From that beginning, Redeemer Community Church was born.
We are a group of followers of Christ who desire...
to worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit with passionate hearts and minds. (Matt. 22:37)
to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matt. 22:39)
to love one another as Christ loved us. (John 13:34-35, Eph. 5:25-27)
to be culturally aware and missionally focused on helping others learn more about Jesus and the good news – that men can have a relationship with God because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross and by His resurrection from the dead. (1 Tim. 1:11)
to find effective ways to express the love of God for people in need. (Matt. 25:31-46)
to live our lives to advance Jesus’ kingdom and His gospel. (Mark 8:35)
Are you part of any denomination?
No. But we are thrilled to see God at work in fresh ways in many denominations and local churches.
What about the children?
We are committed to helping parents feel inspired, encouraged, and well-supported as they raise their children in the faith.
All classes use Gospel Project curriculum to point children to gospel truth throughout the whole of scripture. Same lesson for all ages, taught at age appropriate levels with caregivers who are committed to sharing and showing the love of Jesus.
Nursery: Birth-approximately 1 year of age (until the child begins walking). Caregivers cuddle, rock, and play with children, as well as provide for their physical needs.
Toddlers: Walkers-Potty Trained. Caregivers supervise free play, have story time, read books, and sometimes craft time.
Preschool Classes: Children engage in supervised free play, have story time, music and prayer time, along with activity and/or crafts that relate to the biblical truth.
Pre K3: Once Potty Trained-4th Birthday.
K4/K5: 4th Birthday-Kindergarten.
Gospel-Zone: 1st-5th Grades. In the Worship service with parents until the sermon. Then dismissed for a Gospel Project lesson (split in two classes…1st-2nd and 3rd-5th) with passionate teachers prepared to point children to Jesus!
Why do you take communion every week?
Because it reminds us every week of Jesus and the gospel. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist (thanksgiving), is a tangible, sensible way to proclaim the death of Jesus until he returns (1 Cor. 11:26). We like to end our worship service by celebrating communion. It strengthens our faith and focuses our attention on our call to serving Him in the week ahead. Communion reminds us that unless we feast upon Christ in our hearts by faith we cannot please God in the coming week (Heb. 11:6). And it reminds us that we are God’s children who live not by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matt. 4:4).
Who’s the preacher?
One of our elders, Bob Lepine, serves as our primary teaching pastor. Other gifted men fill the pulpit on occasion, and we also have guest teachers who will from time to time preach for us.
What’s the music like: contemporary or traditional?
It’s a mixture. Our goal as a diverse congregation is to sing and worship together in one voice. To better understand our philosophy of music in corporate worship, our Worship Statement is linked below.
Is Redeemer a “seeker” church?
No. And yes. The goal of our time together each week is to gather as followers of Jesus to express corporately the greatness of God and our love for Him. Our hope is that anyone who comes to a worship service at Redeemer will feel welcome, regardless of his or her spiritual background.