WHAT TO EXPECT
Whether you are lifelong Christian, a new believer, or someone just searching for answers we hope you can find a home at Redeemer. Because we know stepping into a a church for the first time can be difficult, we hope this website provides a way for you to check us out and get all the information you need. After you get done looking at our website, please make plans to come and be our guest for worship, Sunday School, or any of our events.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What makes Redeemer different from other churches in town?
A. At Redeemer we teach Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life. We believe in one Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We hope in this way we are the same as other churches in town. Our prayer and desire, however, is that Redeemer will lead the way with sincere relationships and sincere opportunities for worship and studying God's Word. We do this by knowing and caring for one another. We do this as our worship and Bible Studies all focus on the good news of Jesus. We may not be the biggest church in Big Rapids. We just want you to see us as a church that shows our love for God and others.
Q. What is your worship like?
A. We work very hard to make sure worship has something for everyone. You will find contemporary music and traditional hymns. Our message is geared toward kids, teens, and adults. We want all ages and all backgrounds to feel at home at our worship.
Q. Am I supposed to dress up or bring anything?
A. Only if you want to. Wear a suit or jeans and a t-shirt. Bring your favorite Bible or just show up and we will have everything here for you.
Q. What makes you a Lutheran church?
A. The name "Lutheran" has been used to describe a broad group of teachings. Much like there are different types of Baptists, Presbyterians, and other groups, there are also different types of Lutherans, which makes answering the question a little difficult. You can find a more in-depth answer to the question here. The shorter answer to "What makes Redeemer a Lutheran Church?" is that we believe:
- The entire Bible is the Word of God.
- We are saved only through faith in Jesus.
- We are saved not by our own works, but by the grace of God.