Belong

Get plugged in at Redemption Church

First Steps

Attending a new church can be an intimidating experience. Trying to get connected can be even harder. Our prayer that the following outlets would help Redemption Tucson truly feel like home.

To start, SUNDAY SERVICES & REDEMPTION COMMUNITIES are the two clearest onramps to experience belonging, being known, and thriving at Redemption Tucson.

Foundations

Foundations exists to help get you plugged into life, community, and ministry here at Redemption + help you learn more about the culture, vision, and heart of Redemption. This class is a great place to get to know leaders, ask questions, and get connected!

Foundations is a 45-minute class immediately after service on the last Sunday of the month. It takes place at Safford Elementary in the classroom behind the R/Kids Check-In Desk.


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Giving

Everything we have is a gift from the Lord because He owns it all. Therefore giving should be a priority for us who have received all we have. Giving cheerfully, sacrificially, and consistently is a part of our worship.

Followers of Christ ought to be known as generous people, in all things, because our identity is defined by our generous savior. The death and resurrection of Jesus represent the most generous gift ever given–when the King of Glory gave up everything in order to reconcile us to God.


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"Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce"
-Proverbs 3:9

Serving

Volunteering is not a “necessary evil” that we just have to put up with as a church plant–but it is in fact necessary & good in shaping us into the image of Christ! Serving one another, loving your neighbor, and seeking the good of the other is inherently the call for the follower of Christ, and volunteering is a really practical way to live out that God-given calling. With that, serving and volunteering is not something that we simply “tack-onto” our lives Sundays, but it is something that is intrinsically tied to our identity as Christians! We encourage you to find a way to serve within Redemption Tucson as we have a diversity of needs in the church.

Serving in Redemption Kids

Redemption Kids is made possible by volunteers who want to provide intentional, loving care for the children in our community. Our volunteers go through a thorough screening process, which includes an application and background check, age appropriate training and classroom observation.


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Leadership Development

We desire to train leaders for their place in the church, the workplace, the community and the home. We have developed training tools designed to give leaders biblical lenses to see life in the context of the greater mission of God in all of creation. We want to help our leaders focus on the big story of the Gospel story, the application of the gospel in our lives and the larger purpose of God’s people in the mission of God.

Really practically things like Surge, Training Tables, Mentorship, and Collectives are available for those who are interested in this pointed development

"what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also."

-2 Timothy 2:2

Baptism

Baptism, is an outward expression of this inward transformation. It symbolically portrays a Believers identification with the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It proclaims to all that we have died to our old self and now live in the freedom of new life in Christ as a forgiven child of God and devoted follower of Jesus.

Baptism follows the example set by Jesus, found in Mark 1:9. Our new life with new priorities and passions expressed in ministry also begins with an act of obedience in being baptized.

Membership

Committing to your local church.

Membership provides a way to determine who is committed to the mission, doctrine, and values of Redemption Church – our local expression of the body of Christ. Such delineation is not meant to be elitist or divisive. It is not meant to create different classes within the body. Rather, it simply recognizes that there are people within any expression of the body of Christ at varying levels of commitment – and that’s okay. But as an intentional community with a mission and purpose, it is helpful to know who is committed and who is simply curious.

Should I become a member?

Scripture tells us that leaders within the church are called to “equip the saints – or believers – for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God” (Eph 4:12-13). Essentially, we are called to function as one body, made up of many members, with Jesus Christ as our head, working together to grow into maturity (1 Cor 12:12-31). When all believers – not just church staff – embrace the importance of their role in the church community, the body of Christ is able to function with all of the faculties it is supplied with. And when each part is working properly, the body grows into health and strength (Eph 4:16).

So you should not enter into the membership covenant because you’ve been around Redemption a while and figure it’s the next step or “something you should do.” Nor should you enter into the membership covenant simply to say, “Redemption is where I go to church.” That’s part of it, but membership is more than that. It is an informed commitment to the doctrine and vision of Redemption Church, a willing submission to the leadership of the church, and an intentional embrace of your role in the body of Christ and the mission of the church.

How does a person become a member?

The process of becoming a member takes place at the local Redemption congregation that an individual or family is committing to. Look for opportunities provided by the leadership of your local congregation to go through the membership process. The structure and time frame of the process may vary slightly based on the factors involved, but in each case the process will include (1) attendance of a class that goes through the Redemption Membership Packet, (2) a meeting with a pastor/elder, and (3) the signing of a Membership Covenant.


Membership Packet
Membership Class Online

Can’t make it to an in-person class? WATCH THESE VIDEOS where Luke Simmons (lead pastor of Redemption Gateway) goes through the content that is covered in the Redemption Membership Packet.

After watching all of the classes online, fill out the Membership Interview Application, from there you will set up a time where you can meet with a pastor to ask any questions and confirm your Membership at Redemption Tucson.


Membership Interview Application
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