Some Nitty Gritty
What do you believe, in detail?
At the core of our doctrine is the gospel of Jesus Christ—the glorious truth that Jesus Christ died and was raised so that sinners would be reconciled to God. The gospel is our primary passion and the driving influence in our churches' preaching, worship, small groups, and outreach.
Are you part of a denomination?
New Testament local churches are governed by Holy Spirit appointed elders (Acts 20:28) whose authority is derived from the Word of God. Yet it is also clear in the New Testament that churches are to be united in the gospel, cooperative in ministry, and aided by interdependent extra-local ministry (ex. Apollos in Acts 18:27-28, see also Eph. 4:11). While not part of a specific denomination, Redeemer is a member of the Acts 29 Network and we cooperate with several other churches -- both in Charlottesville and other nearby cities.
What about kids?
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." Helping children get to know Jesus is one of our greatest joys. We have childcare available for children aged 6 months to 5 years.
The infants and toddlers (6 months to 2 years) will be cared for in a safe, nurturing environment by volunteers who love to read stories, play and teach simple Bible truths to the smallest among us.
Preschoolers aged 3 to 5 have a class of their own, in which they will learn about Jesus following Bible lessons you can read more about here.
Kids 6 and up and are invited to attend our regular meeting. We love to have adults and kids worship God and learn from His Word side by side. Messages are given with the goal of being understood and applied by all ages. Most of all, please know that we love kids and are not offended or surprised when children act like children.
Who leads Redeemer?
Redeemer is led by a plurality of mutually-submitted leaders, including Keith Breault who serves as the lead pastor.
The church is precious to God, so leadership in the church is a solemn task, to be carried out with the greatest of care and humility. The Bible gives clear qualifications for the men who would oversee His church and the New Testament pattern consistently indicates that the church be led by elders who are devoted to Scripture, prayer and the care and leadership of God's people. (Titus 1:5, Acts 14:23, Acts 20:17, Phil 1:1).