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May 14

DSC Community Groups Visit Redemption Church

2014 | by Clint | Category: Global,North Africa (SNAP),Redemption Church

Several Community Groups at DSC have recently had the privilege to visit Redemption church for a short reception and time of updating from Redemption elders. This time is meant to not only update and help us all celebrate how Redemption Church is doing, but also to learn more about our churches’ partnership in sending out church planters together to North Africa, Lord willing in 2015. Here is how one CG leader, Tim Hickman, talks about their time at Redemption Church recently:

Recently, the Rush/Hafenrichter/Hickman community group had the privilege of attending a “get-to-know the ‘C’ Family” gathering at Redemption Church, along with a couple of other community groups from DSC. During our time there, I think I can confidently speak for our group and say that it was a true joy to hear and see–firsthand–what is going on with God’s people at our sister church in Rio Rancho, as well as to affirm the common threads that bind us together–namely, to see God’s Kingdom expand and to see souls saved for His glory. What a blessing it was, to witness the Lord’s work in the hearts and minds of our brothers and sisters in the northwest part of town, to see how He is stirring His people unto good works and a deeper love for His Church and the lost. It was a joy to hear again, how the Lord’s prompting and leading was the catalyst for the planting of Redemption Church, as well as for the knitting together of so many hearts to prepare another family to “go unto all the nations,” to spread His glory broader and deeper.

What a privilege it is, to serve alongside the “G’s”, the “C’s” and our brothers and sisters in Rio Rancho, as we endeavor to proclaim Christ among the nations.

-Tim Hickman, on behalf of Jay Rush and Everett Hafenrichter

If you’ve already made the visit with your CG, be sure to remember to pray for the “C” family as they prepare to uproot and head to North Africa. And please continue to pray for the “G” Family as they continue their language study in France. I was able to visit them briefly last week and it is so clear that God has prepared them for this mission, and is continueing to do so. What an honor to be a part of raising them up and sending them out in a manner worthy of God. Thank you too for your part as prayer and payer!

Aug 16

Redemption through a DSC Elder Candidates Eyes

2013 | by Clint | Category: Church Planting,Local,Orphan Care,Redemption Church

Elder Candidate Ken Wesselman and his wife, and Women’s Ministry Directory Julie Wesselman visited Redemption Church last week and give the following report:

What a blessing of God’s kindness and grace Redemption is!     Redemption small

“In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace”  Ephesians 1:7

My wife Julie and I visited Redemption, our local church plant in Rio Rancho this past Sunday and it was a blessing to us, a means of God’s grace in the Rio Rancho community. We saw a lot of familiar faces and some new as we got there early and took a quick tour of the facility. The worship center holds 150 and behind that a hallway with four more rooms. A small storage room and three classrooms. Pastor Carlos gave up his office for the ever increasing demand for more room for the children and is able to work from an office at home.

Over 85%  of the congregation rotate through a schedule of serving in the children’s area. Redemption only has one service at this time so those who serve with the children are able to download or listen to the message online, and the rotation is designed so no one serves with the children two weeks in a row. The worship team had four members this Sunday with DSC’s own Errin Jensen as a guest singer.

Pastor Bryan Lopez taught from Ephesians 1:1-14. It was the second part of a two part series on adoption, emphasizing adoption is for everyone, we have all been adopted, chosen by a loving father. And as such have certain rights of this inheritance, access to the Father, led by the Spirit, and we are not only a child but a brother or sister in this family of God.

The service concluded with worship songs after a 6 minute video on a family that has adopted many special needs children.

You can get the podcast or mp3 of any Redemption here.

Praise and thank our good God for His work in and through Redemption Church, DSC’s first church plant!

You can give toward these and future church planting efforts (both local and global) here.

Jan 14

Redemption Church 2012 Year in Review

2013 | by Clint | Category: Church Planting,Redemption Church

What a year for Redemption Church, DSC’s first Church Plant!  But don’t take our word for it, here it is in their own words…

Some highlights from the Redemption Church 2012 Highlights

2012 was the inaugural year for Redemption Church. From being sent out of Desert Springs Church (DSC) in February, to our first Christmas Eve services only last week, it was an awesome and busy year.

Sunday Feb. 12th marked the sending out of the core group from DSC…

In March, we finally received our permit to begin renovation of our new location…

On April 8th, Redemption Church celebrated our first Easter Service…

On May 27th we had our first service in our own facility…

On June 10th, Redemption Church publicly launched and held its grand opening service…

In July we installed our first elders…

In August, Pastor Bryan led Redemption Church by preaching about adoption…

In September we began our DNA series on Sunday mornings…

In October Pastor Aaron and his wife went with a team to survey North Africa…

December was marked by our first Advent series that examined the various ways the Old Testament looks forward to the coming of Jesus…

Read the rest here, and celebrate God’s grace through Redemption Church!

May God use us to plant gospel outposts here and everywhere for His glory!

Jesus said make disciples, and disciples need churches (not buildings necesarily, but gatherings).  Local and global Church Planting is the centerpiece of our missions efforts here at Desert Springs.  If you aren’t yet giving to church planting, please prayerfully consider doing so.

You can learn more here, or setup a gift here.