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Aug 29

Redemption Church Update

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

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Pastor Carlos writes:

Our first summer is coming to an end at Redemption Church. We began the summer with our first service in our new location over Memorial Weekend, followed by our official launch and “grand opening” service. Much has happened at Redemption Church that we want to celebrate and praise God for.

In July we installed our first elders. Pastor Bryan Lopez and Pastor Aaron C. had served as Elder Candidates since January. Pastor Ron Giese and Clint M. from Desert Springs joined us and prayed with me as we installed these men as elders at Redemption Church. I am blessed to serve alongside these godly men who love their wives and children, strive to be on mission to the lost and have a heart for the church.

We also saw our first community group send out and plant a new community group. We now have four community groups doing life together on mission in our area with our other two groups preparing to plant new groups as well.

In Sept. we will begin a new teaching series called “DNA”. In this series we will dive into who we are and what we believe as a church. This series will form our first opportunity for people to formally become members of Redemption Church. Later in October, Pastor Aaron and I will head to North Africa for a survey trip. I pray to learn more about the mission he and his family are hoping to pursue when they are sent out in a few years.

We have been blessed with an awesome summer and are excited for the future that lies ahead. The Lord has blessed this church, and we pray that many in Rio Rancho and surrounding areas will come to know and love our great Savior and Senior Pastor, Jesus!

If you want to be a part of planting churches locally and globally, check out the church planting page, and prayerfully considering giving in order to futher the cause. There are about 100 folks at DSC giving on a regular basis to church planting, and we’d love to see that number grow to half of DSC members. Most started at $1 per day in 2011 to church planting (beyond their normal giving), with an eye for $2 per day in 2012, $3 per day in 2013, and beyond…

Our mission at Desert Springs is to spread God’s glory broader and deeper. The primary way this is done (according to Jesus) is by making disciples that make disciples that make disciples. As disciples are made, there is a need for disciple outposts (churches) to be planted to shepherd them and send them out. Will you join us in this mission to plant churches that plant churches?