“We want to be a church that’s relationally winsome, accessible, respectful, humble and loving in our posture, yet at the same time, clear and even brave in letting the people around us … know about the hope that we’ve got inside us through Jesus Christ.”
— Tim Keller
Why Public Faith?
Redeemer has always had what we call an “outward face.” That means one of the most important aspects of Redeemer’s ministry is to be a place where people who don’t believe as we do can come and hear winsome, accessible presentations of Christianity and the gospel that are both plausible and credible. And while this outward face is essential to Redeemer as a church, the idea is also essential to each of us individually as we seek to bring the hope and joy of the gospel to our friends, neighbors and co-workers.
So this ministry year we are emphasizing this theme: “Public Faith: Sharing the Hope That’s Within.” As we grow as a church, we hope to see everyone in our congregations energize their efforts to become public with their faith. That is to say, we want to identify ourselves as Christian in our public relationships so that we can be better witnesses to what Jesus has done for us and the hope he offers to everyone.