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.
Ongoing Opportunities to Serve:
-English Cafe - The goal of the English Cafe is to help our immigrant and refugee neighbors practice their English by engaging in active conversation. The Cafe meets on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. Sign up here!
-LoveModesto Hygiene Kits: Give back this year by donating items for hygiene kits for homeless and foster kids in our area. We’re looking for the following items:
Drop the items off at the bin in the foyer on Sundays!
One-Time Opportunities to Serve:
Stanislaus Community System of Care - Pit Count 2019
1-24-2019 I 7:00am - 3:00pm I
Volunteers are needed to canvas our local communities, hand out comfort kits and conduct surveys with our neighbors experiencing homelessness. This count takes place county-wide and volunteers are needed at multiple locations.
(Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older, mandatory training required.)
The last day to register as a volunteer is December 31, 2018. Click the image to register.
Night To Shine
2-8-2019 I 6-9PM I Shelter Cove Community Church
Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs ages 14 and older. Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet to a cheering crowd and friendly paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment including hair and makeup stations, shoe shining stations, corsages and boutonnieres, a karaoke room and, of course, dancing! The highlight of the night comes when every one of the Night to Shine guests is crowned as a king or queen of the prom. You and your community group can volunteer for this event here! http://www.nighttoshinemodesto.com/help/
Our Local Partners
World Relief is a refugee resettling organization. They help people from all around the world settle in Modesto after they have fled persecution in their home countries.
Mission: Empowering adults through educational services and improving self-reliance for the family.
Over 100,000 adults in Stanislaus County have difficulty using an ATM machine or reading a bus schedule. Not being able to read well affects everything from a person’s ability to find a job, to read to their child, to filling out health forms.
Through a wide range of FREE literacy services, like reading, writing, math, life, technology and work skills, LearningQuest helps a diverse population of learners meet their needs and achieve their personal and employment-related goals. (Hablamos español)
Learning Quest partners with us to help make our English Cafe events a reality!
Location: Modesto, CA
Love Modesto is helping to change the face and identity of Modesto while inspiring as many cities possible toward: a renewed love for their city, community wide volunteer days, ongoing volunteerism, collaboration among leaders and involvement with neighborhoods, schools and foster care/adoption.
A Global Partner meets the criteria of Redeemer’s goal for global missions in that they are involved in holistic mission that engages in church planting and church planting that engages in holistic mission. Global Partners consider Redeemer their primary sending church and desire a two‐way partnership where they receive regular emotional, prayer and financial support from Redeemer and in return provide regular updates, visit 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 the Middle East 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 will work 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.
Pray for Aubree as she leads a support group for mothers of children with disabilities. Pray the women would continue to share deeply and grow closer together
Pray for Ben in his local work at the hospital and in the lives of the men in whom he’s investing — pray for fruitfulness.
They are in the process of applying to adopt an American child — please pray for them in this journey
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,
Pray for the Grovers as they are on home-leave in the Modesto area for three months, May through July
Pray for God-glorifying times sharing their stories and work
Pray for the adjustment of the children while on home assignment
Pray for Luke as he continues his responsibility as the city team leader in Dar Es Salaam, even while on home-leave
Pray that God would grant the Grovers and their team much favor with the Tanzanian government and that their work permit applications would be accepted
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.
Pray for God’s peace to reign in Nicaragua, in the wake of the government cracking down on peaceful protests against unfair legislation.
Travel to the States during June and July 2018 — pray for Nya, that her immigration documents can be processed quickly and easily.
Pray for the rebirth of the Los Brasiles School
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.
Pray for the youth outreach this spring and summer. They are starting a new ministry to reach students ages 12 to 16 with the gospel. Their church is doing a weekly after-school program and will do a summer camp. They want to get to know the kids and make sure they know how loved they are by God!
Pray for their leaders-in-training as they start to teach more and lead ministries (Sasha and Losha).
Pray that the church would grow in the Gospel and that they would all be led into confession, openness and true fellowship with God and each other
Pray for marriages in their church
Pray for Conor and Koren as they go through the process of being assessed, trained and coached to join Acts 29 Europe
A Global Friend is someone who has a heart to serve God globally and is a friend of Redeemer. 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.
August 1-11 | Peggy will be at the ReachGlobal Latin America and Middle East Conference in Costa Rica. Please pray for the workshop on Biblical Worldview that she will be leading. Pray also for good relationships and connections with her field missionaries.
August 15-27 | She will be in Indonesia, leading a team from her home church in Spokane. Pray that they will be an encouragement to Christian Indonesian library workers as they teach English and add value to the work they do in their communities. Pray for the five additional team members as they leave families at home and go to Indonesia for the first time.
Peggy's son and his wife are expecting the birth of their third child in late August. Ask God to provide all that they need and for a healthy delivery for mom and baby.