Our mission is to glorify God by being and making disciples of Jesus.
Glorifying God means our mission has an upward aim; our ultimate goal is that God would be praised and pleased.
Being disciples means our mission has a forward direction; we are following Jesus and seeking to become more like him.
Making disciples means our mission has an outward concern; we want to help others believe in and follow Jesus.
Listen to a sermon on The Mission of the Church
We are committed to the centrality of the gospel. We recognize that the gospel is of first importance and is to be central in our preaching, worship, relationships, and mission. This means we must always remember, emphasize and promote the grace of God revealed through Jesus Christ in the gospel.
We are committed to expository preaching. This means that most of the time our approach to preaching will be systematic verse-by-verse study through books of the bible. Our aim is to understand the meaning of the inspired text in its original context and understand the original author's intent. Only then can we rightly apply the truth of God's word to our own context.
We are committed to God-centered, reverent and authentic worship. Our worship includes the reading of scripture, prayer, and the singing ancient hymns that have stood the test of time as well as modern songs that give fresh expression to the timeless truths of scripture. We want our songs to be saturated with the gospel, doctrinally rich, and focused on God Himself. Such songs help us to respond rightly to all that God is and all He has done, worshiping in spirit and truth.
We are committed to authentic and Christ-centered relationships. Our mission is one of discipleship, and we believe that relationships are the context in which this mission is carried out. Not only are relationships key to gospel ministry, but we believe that the joy of Christian fellowship is a gospel-bought blessing to be enjoyed as well.
Listen to a sermon on the necessity of relationships.
Redemption Hill began as a church plant from Countryside Baptist Church in Olathe, KS. Countryside's aim is to multiply like-minded churches that are faithful to the gospel and marked by biblical preaching, God-centered worship and faithful discipleship. In 2014 they sent JD Summers and his family along with a team of committed members to plant Redemption Hill Church in Lawrence. In January of 2017 Countryside released Redemption Hill to fully function as a self-sustaining and self-governing congregation.
Though we do not belong to any denomination, we stand firmly in the historic baptist tradition. As theologically conservative evangelicals: