Equipping the Saints

God has revealed Himself, not on Youtube, twitter or Facebook, but through a book. Through true and objective sentences that can be understood and applied. We believe that this book (the Bible) is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God. We want to be like the man in Psalm 1 that is blessed because his delight is in the law of the Lord…and he meditates on it day and night.

At Redeemer we do our best to be studying various sections of the Scriptures so that we might continually be reminded of the beauty of the gospel as it is revealed to us in the Bible. Thus we may be preaching through a New Testament book while studying through an Old Testament History or Narrative in Bible Study. Or, you might hear us preaching on the book of Daniel, while studying Romans in our Bible study time. We are seeking to understand and teach the whole counsel of God’s word.


Adults

God has revealed Himself, not on Youtube, twitter or facebook, but through a book.  Through true and objective sentences that can be understood and applied. We believe that this book (the Bible) is the inspired, inerrant, infallible Word of God.  We want to be like the man in Psalm 1 that is blessed because his delight is in the law of the Lord…and he meditates on it day and night.

At Redeemer we do our best to be studying various sections of the Scriptures so that we might continually be reminded of the beauty of the gospel as it is revealed to us in the Bible. Thus we may be preaching through a New Testament book while studying through an Old Testament History or Narrative in Bible Study. Or, you might hear us preaching on the book of Daniel, while studying Romans in our Bible study time. We are seeking to understand and teach the whole counsel of God’s word.

 

Current Classes:
Fall:
Spiritual Disciplines
Knowing God’s Will
Spring:
Parenting
Fear of Man
College

Some of the most formative years in our lives happen while we are in college. For many this is where their faith is born, or bolstered, or revealed to be not what we thought it was. We want to do all we can to serve and love college students at Baptist Church of the Redeemer. We have a particular desire to reach out to students at Houston Baptist University, who are literally in our neighborhood, as we meet on campus in Belin Chapel. We pray that we might be able to invest in a number of students, asking God to impact them in these formative years. Here are some of the ways we seek to go about that:

Student Adoption: We would like to pair one of our families with you (“adopt you”) for a year. This includes getting to know a Christian family, regularly eating with them (home cooked food!), spending time with them, seeking advice and fellowship and support through your time at Redeemer. If you’re interested, please mark that you’d like to be adopted on your contact forms at the welcome table.

College Sunday School: Our College Sunday School class is led by a professor at HBU who loves students and understands the challenges of college life. The class meets in the lobby of the Hinton Center at 9:15am on Sundays (along with our other SS classes).

Other ministries: You might also see is around campus, helping students move in or move out of on campus housing, tailgating at home football games, providing food for missions munchies, eating lunch in the cafeteria on Sundays, or just hanging around seeking to start up spiritual conversations. We look forward to seeing you on Sundays and other times around campus!

Youth

We acknowledge the past failures of the church in regard to youth ministry. We understand that parents, especially fathers, have become disengaged from the task of discipling children. We are aware that most churches have not consistently expected or prepared parents to disciple their own children. We live in a society in which adolescence is perceived as an extended season of nothingness rather than a period of preparation for mature adulthood. Responsibility has been minimized and selfishness and entertainment are maximized. Yet, we are called to love and proclaim the gospel in this confusing context.

Youth ministry over the past few decades has been a giant pendulum, swinging from side to side, leaving many implications and consequences in its wake. One side of the pendulum swing has been a sort of “mini church”, entertainment-driven program that separates families from students in an effort to contextualize the gospel to something that the students will “get.” The other end of the pendulum path brings us completely away from any sort of age graded youth ministry whatsoever in order to avoid the entertainment-driven, separation model. How can we go forward, given this confusing history?

Baptist Church of the Redeemer exists to make disciples of Jesus, by the power of His Spirit. We don’t need to alter that vision in any way in regard to students (youth). Nor do we need to separate them from their families in order to minister to them. In fact, we believe that the family is the primary source for biblical instruction, accountability and discipline in a child’s life. Thus we are seeking to equip and encourage parents, especially fathers, to lead their families in worship and service of Jesus.

However, we do understand that not every child (in fact very few children!) comes from a Christian home. Thus we want to create an environment to reach out to “spiritual orphans”, those students lacking parental discipleship. In doing this we want to encourage unbelieving or absentee parents to take up their charge from Jesus, and that starts with trusting Him as their Savior.

Finding a good balance in our youth ministry is a constant prayer concern for our elders and thus we ask you to join us in praying and working out these plans logistically and practically. Join us as we seek to pass on the legacy of Christ to the next generation of students at Baptist Church of the Redeemer.

Children

At Redeemer, serious Bible study is not just for the adults.  In an age when most churches teach morality lessons to children in hopes that they will act better, we want to introduce our children to a holy, all powerful, all knowing, and all present God!  We seek to teach our children to believe God’s word, and to accept God’s plan for their lives through submitting to the truths of scripture.  With God’s grace, we believe this will give them a proper view of biblical authority in their lives, leading them to obedience to their parents and teachers.