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.
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.
In full swing of Ramadan, pray for the Coltons as they “break fast” with their friends; pray for spiritual revelation and for friends to see Jesus as they seek to be near to God this month
Continue to pray for B and Sal, for continued growth and fellowship in their lives
Pray for this season, after the adoption craziness, as they “pull back and re-group”....pray for vision and
clarity on where and with whom to focus their time. Aubree also needs clarity and direction for how to proceed with the ladies’ groups.
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 — back here in the USA for the summer, before returning to Nairobi, Kenya. Pray for
rest and refreshment while here, and wisdom in spending their time. Also, they need a car here!
Pray for their Kenyan work permits to be processed, and for God to provide housing (affordable and close
to the kids’ school) and a car, and any other needs
Pray for Jude, Adi & Ezra, that they would know God’s love for them and sense His presence and purpose
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.
Continue to pray for ESVO classes with over 50 high schoolers. Pray for God's truth to continue to be taught to these students, and that they would understand how God’s plan impacts them
Continue to pray for Jobs4Life training results (Jobs4Life is a wholistic training targeting emotional and spiritual factors that address relational roadblocks) -- pray the training will spread beyond ESVO and into many parts of Nicaragua.
Please continue praying for the Boones, for family relationships, particularly related to Nya and her needs
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 that seeds of the gospel planted at the Good Friday and Easter services would bear fruit
Continue to pray for marriages in their church, for strength and great love
Continue to pray for the health of the whole McNamee family
Pray for the Spirit to direct believers in their church as they “neighbor” and share God’s Word with others
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 thanks us for prayer for the short-term team she helped lead to Cuba; she requests prayer this
week for her oldest son Peter and his family (wife Sally and kids Allison, Lauren & Noelle) — Peter has been deployed away to a training course since Jan., and Sally’s mom unexpectedly passed in March :(