Archive for November 1, 2011

Nov 1

Redemption Church Preview Service, This Sunday

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Church Planting

The launch of DSC’s first church plant is fast approaching. With less than three months to launch on January 22, Redemption Church Rio Rancho is hosting a preview service on the first Sunday of each month for three months ahead of their launch. The second preview service will be held this Sunday night at DSC at 6:00 PM. Everyone is welcome and childcare is provided for children 6 years and younger.

Ahead of this Sunday’s service, I asked Carlos a few questions about the planting process and how we can be praying for this new church:

1) We’ve heard that Redemption Church is hosting a few preview services. What is a preview service?

A preview service is a real service. We will worship Jesus through song, preaching, and fellowship, just as we would on a Sunday morning. Because we are not at our own place and haven’t officially launched, this service is a preview to what can be expected on a Sunday morning come January. We have these types of services to allow people to come and celebrate what God is doing in the planting of Redemption, and to give people a good look at what this church gathering will be like. We have two preview services scheduled right now, both at DSC, this Sunday, November 6, at 6:00 PM, and Sunday, December 4, at 6:00 PM.

We would love for as many people to come as possible. I would encourage others to get the word out and invite friends and family who live on the westside or in the Rio Rancho area.

2) As we get closer to the launch date of January 22, we know that finding a space is a top priority. How’s that going? 

We have, by God’s grace, found a space on the corner of 528 and Southern Boulevard. This is a great location that we have managed to lease at a great rate. It is at the busiest intersection in Rio Rancho and needs only a little work for us to move in. We will have some work days for our people to come and paint, pull up carpet, and get the place ready for our first service.

3) How can we pray for Redemption Church between now and the launch? 

Pray for our core group. Pray that we would be constantly in awe of Jesus, and for Him to be our motivation in all we do. Pray that we see ourselves as missionaries going to plant the gospel and for our church to gather around that gospel. Pray that we would be united and passionate about people meeting Jesus.

With this in mind, we are praying for at least four people to be saved in the next few months and then baptized on January 22. Our hope is to start our first gathering with a baptism service, to celebrate our new church by celebrating new lives in Christ. We have a big vision for Rio Rancho and New Mexico, and we are so grateful we have a big God who goes before us in the work. Pray that we would stay faithful to His Word and His Call, not ours.

Carlos has preached at DSC’s Sunday morning service on a number of occasions, and his sermons are available at the Messages page. For more information about Redemption Church, visit Redemption’s new website and check out their blog. For more information about DSC’s church planting strategy, visit our Church Planting pages.