Family | Servant | Missionaries
We are children of God who care for each other as a family.
We are God’s chosen people – His family – set apart to live in such a way that the world would know what he is like. Through faith in Jesus, we believe we are Children of God and brothers and sisters with each other. As God’s family, we see it as our obligation to personally care for the needs of one another – both physically and spiritually. We disciple, nurture, and hold each other accountable to Gospel life together. (Genesis 12:1-3; John 1:12-13; Romans 12:10-16)
We are servants of Jesus who serve Him by serving others.
Fully God & fully human, Jesus took on the posture of a servant. He gave his life, even unto death, so that others could experience salvation, peace, and restoration. Jesus said, “I am among you as one who serves…” All those who follow Jesus are called to serve in the same humility. For us, this means joyfully submitting to Jesus as Lord, to the leaders he has placed over us and to each other as we also serve whomever God brings into our lives. We do whatever He leads us to do.
(Matthew 20:25-28; 25:31-46; John 13:1-17; Philippians 2:5-11; 1 Peter 2:16)
We are sent by the Spirit to restore all things to God through Jesus Christ.
God sent Jesus to Earth to take on human form and live within the culture. He lived in such a way that those around him could see and experience what God was truly like. Jesus came so all people, places, and things could be restored to a right relationship with God. In the same way, we believe we are missionaries sent by God’s Spirit into our culture to restore all things to God through Jesus. We live this out through involvement in a missional community. (John 1:14; 20:21; Colossians 1:19; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21)
Redemption Hill is made up of many “families of servant missionaries” who live lives being changed by the gospel across the Lewiston/Auburn area. We find that the best venue to live out much of the Christian life is in Missional Communities. In smaller numbers, God’s people can disciple, love, care for, speak truth to, forgive, and share in a mission field together. Each Missional Community is messy and far from perfect – because each is made up of normal, everyday, messy, imperfect humans! But the best way to experience life in our church family is to jump into a Missional Community near you.
DNA groups consist of two to three people – men with men, women with women – who meet together weekly to share what they have heard from God’s Word (Discover), help each other repent of sin/believe the gospel (Nurture), and pray together for non-believers they’re relationally connected to (Act). This framework provides the opportunity for believers to be known, to enjoy Jesus together, apply the gospel to the ups and downs of life’s journey, and keep focused on mission.