Almost a year ago, during the Rise campaign, thousands of you said, “I’m In” to engage and serve the city. This ministry year, Redeemer challenged its congregants to Rise Where You Are and reimagine how to live out the gospel in New York City in new ways. Why? Our future depends on every-member gospel ministry; giving ourselves away for the gospel and the good of the city.
We are encouraged by all the stories of those already doing this! One way we are gauging this momentum is through a Spiritual Self-Assessment designed to prompt reflection on the areas of life God may be calling individuals to grow. The assessment focused on five spheres of life: Christian Identity, Church & Mission, Family & Relationships, Neighborhood & Justice, and Work & Rest.
Over 1,400 Redeemer congregants participated and here is one story that was shared with us, of a woman God is actively using to minister to her community:
When I took the self-assessment, I didn’t know what to expect since I thought I had a good grasp on my spiritual life. However, the assessment affirmed the feeling I’ve always had that I intended to get to know my neighbors better. I was encouraged after sharing this with my community group and resolved to spend time and learn more about a new neighbor who just moved into my building. Come to find out, she’s a Christian and has been looking for a church. With the invitation to join us, my husband and I have walked to church with her for the last two weeks. I am grateful for this growing friendship and for the reminder that I am called to love my neighbors and share my faith in everyday conversations. I hope this new relationship will hold me accountable to do the same with future neighbors.
– Celine, Redeemer congregant
Although individual responses remain anonymous, we wanted to share some overall results with you. See the results chart on page 8.
Our hope is that, as a community, we continuously encourage and pray for one another as we apply these things to our lives.
If you are interested in learning more, you can visit the Spiritual Self-Assessment Resource page at redeemer.com/assessmentresources.