Redeemer’s vision, informed especially by 1 Peter 2:4-10, is this: To be transformed by God’s mercy and grace into a community of priests engaged in his redeeming work in Atlanta and the world.
Because we have been restored to relationship with a God whose nature, character, and deeds are staggering, we value seeking, waiting on, and responding in reverent awe to his presence in all that we do. This means that we recognize the transforming nature of experiencing him personally and our role in helping each other experience him.
2 Corinthians 3:18; Psalm 46:10
Because the whole counsel of God is revealed in all 66 books of the Bible, we value its truth as central in all that we do. This means we appreciate the honesty and frankness of God’s Word and submit ourselves to its authority.
Psalm 119:105-106; Hebrews 4:12
Because the gospel sets us free from pride, shame, and pretense, we value vulnerability. This means we are a people who pursue personal and relational openness, admit our weaknesses, and humbly invite the help of God and one another.
Hebrews 5:1-3; Galatians 6:2-3
Because Jesus commands us to go out into all the world and make disciples, we value an outward facing posture. This means we seek to make God known, whatever sacrifice it may entail, and show thoughtful consideration for the lost and those seeking Christ among and around us.
Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Peter 3:15-16
An Integrated Life
Because the gospel redeems and restores every part of life, we value holistic and deep discipleship, healing, and transformation. This means we desire to equip individuals to serve God in the way he has made them, and in the unique place he has put them, rather than simply integrating them into the ministry activities of our church.
1 Corinthians 12; Ephesians 4:11-13