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Our Beliefs

Redeemer Presbyterian Church accepts the Bible as God’s written word and the final authority for religious belief and practice. As a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, we also affirm the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms as a summary of the most important doctrines the Bible teaches.

The following statement of faith, taken from the OPC website, provides a brief summary of what we believe.

  • The Bible, having been inspired by God, is entirely trustworthy and without error. Therefore, we are to believe and obey its teachings. The Bible is the only source of special revelation for the church today.
  • The one true God is personal, yet beyond our comprehension. He is an invisible spirit, completely self-sufficient and unbounded by space or time, perfectly holy and just, and loving and merciful. In the unity of the Godhead there are three “persons”: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • God created the heavens and the earth, and all they contain. He upholds and governs them in accordance with his eternal will. God is sovereign (in complete control) yet this does not diminish human responsibility.
  • Because of the sin of the first man, Adam, all mankind is corrupt by nature, dead in sin, and subject to the wrath of God. But God determined, by a covenant of grace, that sinners may receive forgiveness and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Faith in Christ has always been the only way of salvation, in both Old Testament and New Testament times.
  • The Son of God took upon himself a human nature in the womb of the virgin Mary, so that in her son Jesus the divine and human natures were united in one person. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life and died on a cross, bearing the sins of, and receiving God’s wrath for, all those who trust in him for salvation (his chosen ones). He rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, where he sits as Lord and rules over his kingdom (the church). He will return to judge the living and the dead, bringing his people (with glorious, resurrected bodies) into eternal life, and consigning the wicked to eternal punishment.
  • Those whom God has predestined unto life are effectually drawn to Christ by the inner working of the Spirit as they hear the gospel. When they believe in Christ, God declares them righteous (justifies them), pardoning their sins and accepting them as righteous, not because of any righteousness of their own, but by imputing Christ’s merits to them. They are adopted as the children of God and indwelt by the Holy Spirit, who sanctifies them, enabling them increasingly to stop sinning and act righteously. They repent of their sins (both at their conversion and thereafter), produce good works as the fruit of their faith, and persevere to the end in communion with Christ, with assurance of their salvation.
  • Believers strive to keep God’s moral law, which is summarized in the Ten Commandments, not to earn salvation, but because they love their Savior and want to obey him. God is the Lord of the conscience, so that men are not required to believe or do anything contrary to, or in addition to, the Word of God in matters of faith or worship.
  • Christ has established his church, and particular churches, to gather and perfect his people, by means of the ministry of the Word, the sacraments of baptism (which is to be administered to the children of believers, as well as believers) and the Lord’s Supper (in which the body and blood of Christ are spiritually present to the faith of believers), and the disciplining of members found delinquent in doctrine or life. Christians assemble on the Lord’s Day to worship God by praying, hearing the Word of God read and preached, singing psalms and hymns, and receiving the sacraments.

OUR MISSION

To the praise of God’s glory, Redeemer Presbyterian Church exists to equip believers to magnify God in worship, mature in Christlikeness, minister according to Christ’s gifts, and to multiply worshipers in Spirit and truth throughout our region and the nations.

Redeemer Values

God-Centered Motivation

We are motivated by love for God and his glory as it is revealed in Jesus Christ.

Joyful and Reverent Worship

We are committed to worship that is shaped by and saturated with God’s Word and is engaged in with gospel-produced joy and reverence for God’s name.

Grace-nurtured Growth

We are committed to maturing in Christ-like character as the fruit of knowing and delighting in the benefits of his grace.

A Passion for Mission

We are committed to living as a community on mission that reaches out to our neighbors and the nations with the gospel.

Scriptural and Theological Foundations

We are committed to faithful and fruitful ministry grounded in God’s Word taught in the tradition of biblically Reformed Theology summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.

Grace-driven Collaborative Leadership

We are committed to be being led by gifted leaders called by God who model maturity in Christ and collaborate with one another to move the church towards its mission.

Grace-gifted Ministry

We are committed to equipping believers to serve according to the gifts God has graced them with, for his glory and the growth of Christ’s body.

Excellence in Stewardship

We are committed to stewarding resources for the church’s mission in a manner that exults the Creator and edifies the congregation.

The Priority of Biblical Proclamation

We are committed to biblical, Spirit-empowered, Christ-centered preaching and teaching as the primary method by which God brings his gracious rule to people’s hearts.

Grace-filled Fellowship

We are committed to cultivating fellowship that flows from grace and is close, joyful, hope-filled, and intentionally welcoming to others.

Ministry to Families

We are committed to ministering to families at each stage of life by equipping them to love God and love one another according to God’s covenantal pattern.

Directions

From Grand Rapids (West):

  • Coming from I-196 E - Merge onto I-96 E and take exit 39 towards Lowell/Flint.  Keep left at the fork to merge onto M-21 E/E Fulton St.  Stay on M-21 E/E Fulton for approx 6.5 miles and RPC will be on the left, just past Ada.
  • Coming from I-96 W - Take exit 40B for Cascade Rd SE and turn right onto Cascade Rd. Drive .5 mile and turn left onto Forest Hill Ave SE. Drive approx 1.5 miles and turn right onto M-21 E/E Fulton St. Stay on M-21 E/E Fulton for approx 6.5 miles and RPC will be on the left, just past Ada.

From Lowell (East):

  • Head West on M-21 W/Fulton St towards Ada/Grand Rapids. Drive approx 6.5 miles and RPC will be on the right, just before Ada.

Worship With Us

Sunday Morning Worship

Time: 9:30 AM

Location: Sanctuary

Sunday Evening Worship

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Sanctuary