Our Mission: Discipleship by building purposeful relationships inside and outside the church so that we can speak the gospel (the love of God) into each other’s lives. We accomplish our mission by living on mission both locally and globally.
The Local helps Redeemer build relationships in the community through neighboring, and by developing relationships with specific non-profits (both faith based and secular) in which people from Redeemer can serve in our community.
Our Local Partners
HACER supports sacred places to become central spaces for innovation and incubation for entrepreneurialism within the local community. 87% of residents in low-income communities desire to “be their own boss.” 10 hours-a-week is the average amount of time churches utilize their space. Workspace access & entrepreneurial support is a means of economic development and mobility. We partner with HACER to use the Redeemer Modesto building as a space for the community to use during the week. The group Shades of Brown is using the space currently.
Global Partners are involved in holistic mission that engages in church planting. Global Partners consider Redeemer their primary sending church and desire a two‐way partnership where they receive regular prayer and financial support from Redeemer and in return provide regular updates by visiting Redeemer during furloughs and are open to the possibility of hosting short‐term teams/visitors from Redeemer to encourage and work alongside them in the field.
Ben & Aubree
Ben & Aubree are in Jordan working with a team operating a medical clinic for the local refugee population with the overall goal of seeing a movement of the Gospel in the local population. Ben works as a doctor in the clinic, and Aubree will help train local families who have children with special needs on how to better care for their children.
The Coltons spent a week in Germany with Aubree’s parents — pray for smooth transition back to Jordan
Pray for Ben’s re-connection with Sal and B, and Nate - pray they would continue desiring God
Pray for Aubree as she re-connects with Faith & Al — two ladies she’s been studying with — and Ruba
(the woman from the Shine group that they think is a believer)
Pray for Rinnah — two of her close friends are leaving Jordan and she is very sad
Continue to pray for their adoption process, that God would lead a perfect new addition to their home
Luke & Amber Grover
Africa - Tanzania
Organization: EFCA ReachGlobal
Luke & Amber are currently serving as long-term staff for EFCA ReachGlobal and are serving in Tanzania Africa. They live in the city of Dar es Salaam with their children Adi, Jude and Ezra.
Luke and Amber work alongside local leaders in a variety of ministries in order to produce Gospel movements that are sustainable and reproducible, and ultimately will produce disciples of Jesus Christ and build the Church in Tanzania. They are currently working with church planters, a job training and business development center, and a school for children with disabilities. Additionally, since they believe that healthy transformational churches are key to the Gospel being rooted and disciples being made, they are committed to supporting and serving in their local church in Dar es Salaam.
Luke also provides leadership for the ReachGlobal City Team in Dar es Salaam, which is made up of four distinct ministry focuses.
The Grover’s would love to hear from you. Below you can find their contact information:
The Grover Family
P.O. Box 60745
Dar es Salaam,
Amber expressed her gratitude for our continued prayer. Luke is trying to submit his work visa permit through another NGO — please pray that this NGO will receive its letter of compliance so that he can submit his application THIS WEEK (Amber’s emphasis). Pray also that Luke’s permit is accepted (under Work4ALiving), and pray for Luke especially, who is stretched thin with many continued demands.
Pray for peace, grace and family unity during uncertainty and continued transition. Luke and Amber are both facing depression and oppression a lot of the time, and need God’s strength and wisdom.
Dave & Kate Boone
Organization: Missionary Ventures
Dave & Kate along with their four children have been serving in Nicaragua for the past seven years. They are in partnership with Missionary Ventures and focus on discipleship through operating a Vocational School and partnering with various indigenous ministries. Their mission is to build leaders and empower the local Church to show Nicaraguans how the Gospel affects every aspect of their lives.
Kate will be traveling to the USA Feb 13-21. Please pray for her trip, for God to guide and provide for her needs, and for God’s grace and provision for the rest of the family while she’s gone
Continue to pray that God would meet the needs of the Boones (spiritual, physical, emotional) as they reach out to those around them during very difficult social and political times in Nicaragua
Conor & Koren McNamee
Conor & Koren are currently serving in Chernigov, Ukraine. They have 3 wonderful kids Gavin, Emma and Arden. Conor is originally from Maine and Koren is from California. They are serving in their second church plant and long to see more churches planted in Ukraine. Conor is the lead pastor at Christian Bible Church in Chernigov. Please pray for the power of the Gospel to save and transform lives and that more Gospel centered churches would be planted all across Ukraine for the Glory of God.
Continue to pray for impact from the Crosslands pilot group (Bible training, translated into Russian)
Pray for marriages in their church, specifically for a couple who has been struggling for a while
Continue to pray for teens and youth in their midst — pray for Gavin & Emma
Redeemer commits to pray regularly for our Global Friends and seek ways to connect the body of Redeemer to the work that God is doing through them.
Community Development Resource Facilitator/Global Equipping
Organization: EFCA ReachGlobal
Peggy Arendt is a missionary with ReachGlobal, living in Spokane, WA. As a member of the Community Development team, she travels globally to provide Biblical Worldview training, equipping and consultation for missionaries and national ministry partners. This training equips the local church to be an expression of the Kingdom of God as an agent of wholistic, sustainable community transformation.
Peggy is in Thailand facilitating a Storying Conference amongst the Lahu people — she requests prayer for a movement of God’s Spirit through this method of presenting the gospel in cultures of orality