Why Partnership Matters
People ask these questions about our Partnership process. Does it really matter if I’m a Redeemer Partner or not? Why do I have to sit through a Partnership introduction class? Why do I have to sign anything?
We take Partnership seriously. Redeemer Partnership is the formal process of committing to be an integral part of the team at Redeemer and work together to accomplish what God has called us to. Committing yourself to a body of believers and working together to accomplish its goals and mission is weighty. But it’s also wonderful. When we are truly working together as a team and we are on the same page, we see God do the miraculous in us and through us in our community.
Becoming a Redeemer Partner
There are four steps to becoming a Redeemer Partner:
1. Be baptized
Baptism is intended only for those who have professed faith in Jesus Christ. We baptize by immersion not only because it is the New Testament example, but also because it symbolizes the reality to which baptism points—our death and resurrection in Christ.
If you have not been baptized following your salvation, we ask you to take this step before becoming a Redeemer Partner.
2. attend the Class
At least once a quarter we offer an introduction class that covers what it means to be a Partner, as well as our mission, and core distinctives. We want you to know exactly what it means to be a Redeemer Partner. Click here to see the details for the upcoming class on April 28th.
Future 2017 Classes scheduled: August 8, August 19, August 27, & November 4.
3. Sign the Agreement
The next step in becoming a Partner is to prayerfully consider and sign the Partnership agreement. The agreement is a one year commitment to the team and mission of Redeemer. Each year Partners will be encouraged to renew their partnership. This renewal process gives them the opportunity to update their personal information, make needs known and give feedback.
4. Meet with a Leader
The final step in becoming a Partner is to meet with a leader from Redeemer. He/she will listen to your testimony and answer any questions you might have. Once you fulfill the requirements of partnership and sign the agreement, you will be publically welcomed and recognized as a Redeemer Partner.