Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
A: Redemption Tucson is going to two services
A: January 26, 2020
Q: What Times?
A: 9AM & 11AM
A: Safford School Auditorium (same place): 200 E. 13th St. Tucson, AZ. 85701
Q: Will the services be the same?
A: Yes. They will be two, identical services.
Q: What if we have smaller services?
A: We almost certainly will have smaller services from time to time, and that is ok.
A: To be more hospitable and welcoming to those who are furthest away from the gospel. We have become increasingly aware that as our church family grows we have less room and opportunity for the people that we feel called to reach in Tucson. For those on the margins or going through extremely difficult circumstances, an overly full church service can present “unwelcome mats'” or simply become overwhelming.
Q: What’s the Goal?
A: To faithfully proclaim and display the gospel of Jesus Christ, and invite others to see, hear, experience, and respond to Him. Our goal is not about size, it’s about health and faithfulness. We want to be a healthy church that is faithful to the call of Jesus. Our goal is to make room for those people who otherwise would find a larger one service unwelcoming or hard to navigate through.
Q: How does this affect the community?
A: We want people to engage at a service, not just attend a service. As our attendance has grown on a weekly basis, it becomes increasingly difficult for some to engage relationally on a Sunday. Our larger service can leave people shuffling in and out without making meaningful connections. Two services will give more opportunity for relational connecting and conversation.
Q: How does this impact Redemption Kids?
A: With more consistency and smaller classrooms. We want our children’s ministers to disciple kids, not just manage classes. Having smaller sized classrooms will actually help our amazing teachers in R/Kids to lead and connect to our children in a more effective way.
Q: How does this impact serving?
A: With more opportunities to serve and easier on-ramps for getting involved. We want to give more people the opportunity to serve. Two services allows for more people to serve our church family which means more people are getting connected at Redemption Tucson and the burden of serving is significantly lessened.
Q: What does this mean for volunteers and staff?
A: More margin and a more encouraging environment to serve. Our goal is to make this transition as life-giving to volunteers as possible. Two services will give our volunteers, especially those in R/Kids, the chance to serve in one service and worship in the next. For some, like the worship team, serving will be less often, but for a longer period of time. For other teams, like set up, tear-down, and R/Kids teams, serving will be more often, but for much shorter periods of time. We believe this move to two services will ultimately bring relief to our amazing team of volunteers.
Q: How can I help?
A: You can:
1. Pray! Pray for the Lord to continue to grow us as a healthy community where we are all known and needed.
2. Serve. If you are not already serving, please SIGN UP HERE for ways you can serve.
3. Invite friends, family, co-workers, neighbors to come, see, and experience the hope you have in Christ.
4. Point people to the many different resources we’ve made to help understand the vision and details of going to two services.