Redeemer Church Prepares to Launch!
The final countdown is on! Only 1 week remains until the launch of Redeemer Church Chester-le-Street, which takes place on Sunday 26th January! We can’t wait!
God has been so faithful to us as a church family since we planted in Chester-le-Street over 3 years ago. We have seen baptisms and salvation, countless lives transformed by the truth and power of the gospel, as well as learning more together as a family about God’s love for us, and stepping further into the exciting plans He has in store for our church and community. This morning, we had a wonderful time reflecting on this as we held our last joint meeting with Emanuel Church Durham. It was a powerful moment to be commissioned and prayed for by them as we prepare to enter this new season as a church, and it was also wonderful to pray God’s continued blessing going forward for them as well. We will doubtless continue our close relationship with them in the years to come, and we are so grateful for their help and support with our journey so far.
Looking forward, we have an exciting week ahead as we prepare for our launch.
- On Wednesday morning, we will be meeting as usual at 7:00am at the REfUSE Café for Every Wednesday Prayer. This will be a great way to start the day, lifting up our community and our lives to God, but also our church in this special week. If you’re able to come along, we’d love to see you there!
- On Saturday morning, we will also be taking to the streets of Chester-le-Street to share the good news of Jesus Christ in the centre of our town. This will also provide us with an opportunity to share with the local community about the launch Redeemer Church, and to get them excited about it. We will be meeting at 9:30am, and encourage you to come even if you have never done Street Mission before!
- Sunday will be an exciting and memorable day, as we meet together as the family of Redeemer Church Chester-le-Street for the first time. We’ll spend a significant amount of time praising God for His goodness and faithfulness – celebrating all that He has done and all that He is going to do in the future for, with and through us. In addition, we’ll also be launching our new sermon series titled “Stories of Redemption, which will focus on stories of lives transformed by Jesus – both in the bible and within our own church community. A great series to start off with for Redeemer Church! Our great friend Fusi Mokoena from City Hill Church in Dubai will be kicking off the series speaking on “The Big Story”, and after the service we will spend time in fellowship with a shared lunch (please bring food to share if possible).
In the meantime, however, there’s plenty to keep you busy! Why not spend some time exploring our brand new website, which we are excited to have launched today.
This morning, we also showed the last of our 3 launch videos, called “We are Redeemer”, which looked deeper at the vision statement for Redeemer Church: revelling in Jesus, restoring lives, reviving communities. You can watch it again below. The previous two launch videos, exploring our priorities and values as a church, can also be found in the Vision & Values section of our website if you wish to remind yourself of them this week.
As a family, let us join together in prayer for our community, our church, our leaders and one-another as we take this next leap of faith with God. How amazing it is that we will get to look back on this week in years to come, rejoicing at all that God has done since!
God is so good!