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Archive for June 5, 2012


Jun 5

Reflecting on Redemption and Their Upcoming Grand Opening “Jesus Party”

2012 | by Clint | Category: Church Planting,Local,Redemption Church

Pastor Carlos, over at DSC’s first church plant, Redemption Church, is doing a blog series on taking a look back at how God formed Redemption Church over the past year.  What a cool way to celebrate what God has done and is doing to glorify Himself through Jesus and this church plant.

From the Redemption Church blog:

Over the next few days I am going to be posting a bit of a “Look Back” series to see where we have come in the past year as we get ready to celebrate on Sunday in our new place. Here is the 1st post:

One year ago we had our first informational BBQ. At that time, Redemption Church only existed in prayer and vision. The BBQs served as a means of sharing the vision I had for Redemption Church. What was the vision? The vision was for a church with Jesus at the center. The church would be passionate and excited to see people meet Jesus, as well as to see their city be transformed by the gospel. The people that came to these meetings were not sure if Redemption Church was going to be their home, but they came to pray and see if this is where God would have them. Many were members of Desert Springs Church, which is a larger church. They were presented with a vision for joining a church plant, which would lack many things that a larger church has. Before and after these meetings, I prayed that God would call the right people. I prayed for people who would love Jesus, jump in, and lead in a way that Redemption Church would be filled with people on mission for Jesus from day one. By God’s grace, those who God called to Redemption have been a blessing, and have caught the vision to “make disciples and plant churches”. Today, that vision has not changed although many other things have.

We are amazed by what God has done in the past year at Redemption. This Sunday, we will celebrate the “Grand Opening” of our new, permanent location. We will have what we are calling a “Jesus Party”, including our first baptisms as a church. I will talk more about the vision of the church, and we will pray for the next few years at Redemption.

Plan to join us at 10am in Rio Rancho (4100 Southern Blvd. Suite 1A, 87124)!