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2016 Ministry Report

February 04 2017
February 04 2017

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Dear Redeemer Members and Friends,

Today we celebrate 14 years of worshipping together as a congregation! What began in 2002 as a small, home-based Bible study has grown today into a thriving, Gospel-centered and city-focused congregation of almost 800 diverse members, all sharing a commitment to minister to San Antonio and the entire region of South Texas. This is truly extraordinary and should move our hearts to praise God.

Even more exciting is to consider how Redeemer’s vision of being an anchor church for multiplying Gospel ministry in our city is taking shape. This impact can be seen in three important areas.

  • Church Planting: Redeemer has been committed to church planting from the beginning. Recently this emphasis has really picked up momentum. Redeemer has now helped plant churches in Boerne, Kerrville and Schertz. In 2017, Redeemer will support a new church for New Braunfels and one targeted for northwest San Antonio.
  • City Partnerships: Redeemer has always sought to partner with ministries God has already raised up if at all possible. Two new partnerships are worth highlighting: Lavish and Ransomed Life. Lavish is a Christian ministry devoted to reaching women caught up in the sex industry with the message that they are loved and valued by God. Ransomed Life seeks to help young women who are victims of human trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation through education, mentorship and restoration.
  • Sexual Recovery Groups: Redeemer began engaging in a deeper way the devastating impact of sexual brokenness, both in our culture and in the church. One important step in this process was the creation of gender-specific sexual recovery groups that are now meeting regularly. Participants discover how God’s grace in Jesus Christ brings freedom and hope to those struggling with sexual addiction or abuse, destructive relationships, same-sex attraction or the guilt of past abortions.

It is my hope that as you make your way through this year’s ministry report you will be encouraged by what you learn and inspired to greater participation. Redeemer is now a large congregation and as we continue to grow we must all lean into the upward call of the Lord Jesus Christ together. Whether you’re new to Redeemer or one of our founding members, each of us must commit and re-commit ourselves and our resources to this Gospel-saturated faith expedition called the church.

Happy Anniversary Redeemer!

 


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