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About Us

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Our Vision

Redeemer’s Grace exists to glorify God by living in loving communion with him and each other, centered on God’s Word, prayer, and mission. We pursue our vision as an act of worship through the core values of God’s Word, Prayer, and Mission.

Our Covenant and Covenant Membership

Redeemer’s Grace is held together by a covenantal commitment to live together according to the truths of God’s Word, and adjust our lives to the mission of God. We embrace the New Testament model of sacrificial love. We serve one another and learn to live together as the people of God. Together we proclaim the Gospel in our community and globally and we cooperate and work with other believers to advance God's kingdom. Covenant Membership is largely guided by the covenant below.
RGC is made up of people who are trusting Jesus Christ  as their Savior, who give credible evidence of regeneration, as it has been historically described. Jesus calls it being "born again" in the Gospel of John. (John 3:3) If these terms are unfamiliar, it would be our privilege to talk with you about what it means to trust Christ and be part of the family of God.
Redeemer's Grace Church Member Covenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior, and Supreme Treasure, and having been baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of the Triune God and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage therefore by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to be actively involved in the corporate prayer, corporate worship, and community group life of this church; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministries and expenses of this church.

We also engage to be zealous in our corporate and individual efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior through the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ among all peoples; to seek the salvation of our family, friends, and acquaintances; to maintain personal and family devotions; to educate our children in the Christian faith; to walk watchfully and uprightly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our commitments, exemplary in our demeanor, and encouraging in our conversation; to be always seeking the Lord’s help to be making progress in Christ-likeness; to avoid all gossip and excessive anger; to abstain from all drugs, food, drink, and practices which bring unwarranted harm to the body or jeopardize our own or another’s faith.

We will work and pray for the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. We further engage to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate sincere concern for one another’s joys and sorrows; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the commands of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we leave this church we will, if possible, carry out the spirit of this covenant by uniting with a church where we will be taught to obey the Word of God.

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip us with everything good that we may do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to Whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen

Adopted January 2018, Wichita, Kansas

Our Core Values

Our core values are God’s Word, Prayer, and Mission. We pursue these values in public and private worship, in community, and in our individual daily living.

The Scriptures

We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in the original writings, infallible, and God-breathed. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, John 16:12-13)

The Godhead

We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 2 Corinthians 13:14)

The Person and Work of Christ

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. (John 1:1–2, John1:14, Luke 1:35)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead. (Romans 3:24, 1 Peter 2:24, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:3–5)

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry as Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. (Acts 1:9-10, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 9:24, Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1–2)

The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person who convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment; He is the Supernatural Agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption. (John 16:8–11, 2 Corinthians 3:6, 1 Corinthians 12:12–14, Romans 8:9, Ephesians 5:18)

The Total Depravity of Man

We believe that humankind was created in the image and likeness of God, but that through Adam’s sin the race fell, inherited a sinful nature, and became alienated from God. Our totally depraved nature impacts the very core of our being, leaving nothing untouched. It grips our bodies, so that we become ill and die; it impacts our minds and thinking so that though we still have the capacity to think, the mind is darkened and weakened; it grips the will leaving it in bondage to moral corruption. Man is utterly unable to remedy his lost condition. (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 3:22-23, Romans 5:12, Ephesians 2:1–3, Ephesians 2:12)

Salvation

We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. (Ephesians 2:8–10, John 1:12, Ephesians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:18–19)

Eternal Security and Assurance of Believers

We believe that all the redeemed, once saved, are kept by God’s power and are thus secure in Christ forever. (John 6:37–40; John 10:27–30; Romans 8:1, 38-39; 1 Peter 1:5)

We believe that it is the privilege of believers to rejoice in the assurance of their salvation through the testimony of God’s Word, which clearly forbids the use of Christian liberty as an occasion for the flesh. (Romans 13:13-14, Galatians 5:13, Titus 2:11–15)

The Ministry and Spiritual Gifts

We believe that God is sovereign in the bestowing of spiritual gifts. It is, however, the believer’s responsibility to attempt to develop their sovereignly given spiritual gift(s). The baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs at conversion and is the placing of the believer into the Body of Christ. We also believe that particular spiritual gift(s) are neither essential, nor prove the presence of the Holy Spirit, nor are an indication of deep spiritual experience. (1 Corinthians 12:7, 11, 13; Ephesians 4:7–8)

We believe that God does hear and answer the prayer of faith, in accordance with His own will, for the sick and afflicted. (John 15:7, 1 John 5:14-15)
We believe that it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer to minister according to the gift(s) and grace of God that is given to him. (Romans 12:1–8, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Peter 4:10–11)

The Church

We believe that the church, which is the body and espoused bride of Christ, is a spiritual organism made up of all born-again persons. (Ephesians 1:22-23, Ephesians 5:25–27, 1 Corinthians 12:12–14, 2 Corinthians 11:2)

We believe that the establishment and continuance of local churches is clearly taught and defined in the New Testament Scriptures. (Acts 14:27, Acts 20:17, 1 Timothy 3:1–3, Titus 1:5–11)

We believe in the autonomy of the local churches, free of any external authority and control. (Acts 13:1–4, Acts 15:19–31, Acts 20:28, Romans 16:1,4, 1 Corinthians 3:9, 16, 1 Corinthians 5:4–7, 13, 1 Peter 5:1–4)

We recognize believer’s baptism and the Lord’s supper as scriptural means of testimony for the church. (Matthew 28:19-20, Acts 2:41-42, 1 Corinthians 11:23–26)

Confessional Statements

Our confessional statements include the Apostles’ Creed, the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message, and we are in agreement with the over-arching themes and propositions of the 1689 2nd London Baptist Confession of Faith.

Who We Are

Redeemer’s Grace is a Christian church plant putting down roots by worshiping and declaring the glories of Jesus, and studying the Bible in community. We are spending our lives to introduce people to Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who came to save sinners. Our core team has grown since our first small gathering in the fall of 2017, and has people from all walks of life. We have students, professionals, managers, musicians and artists, stay-at-home moms, those with healthcare backgrounds, married and single, young adults, retired folks, empty-nesters and preschool parents, law enforcement officers, teachers, servers, administrators—all of whom choose against preference, against ease, and against comfort so that Christ may be known in Wichita and throughout the world. We are unified by our love and passion for the glory God as seen in the face of Jesus Christ, and the commission we have to make him known.
Before launch, we spent much time praying together in neighborhoods throughout our community, learning, planning, and growing in community groups. If you live near the Kellogg corridor in Wichita between between the airport and Goddard, chances are we have walked and prayed on your street. We are investing in something greater than ourselves at Redeemer’s Grace Church. Reach out to Pastor David at david@redeemersgracewichita.com to schedule a time to discover our vision and see if God would have you join our community of believers.

What Should I Expect When I Come?

We are a small intergenerational church valuing the contribution of all ages in the life of the church. We are building a culture of love for God, spiritual growth through the preaching, teaching and study of God’s Word, and lives that are oriented to God’s Kingdom and mission.
Look for children and senior adults having roles in worship and other areas of responsibility. Different generations dress differently, appreciate different styles of music, and relate to different political views. These are not the things that motivate, identify, or unite us. We are drawn into community by adoption into God’s family, and this through the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ — our identity in Christ. The glory and renown of our eternal, holy God is what motivates us. Our eyes are fixed on Jesus, and we pursue him. We delight to love and serve one another as he first loved and served us. That said, worship music ranges in style from ancient to modern. We work to see that lyrics grasp the deep, eternal truths of God, nurturing both mind and soul, saturating us in the Gospel. They may involve something written last week, or several centuries ago.
We value and support families, helping them grow in grace and love for God. We will help parents, present and future, learn to care for and shape the souls of their children. We want to help provide support and resources for them in the critical work of parenting. Senior couples who have raised children wisely, have learned how to endure and grow through storms in both marriage and parenting are willing to mentor others. We believe all of this—the family of God living and loving in community—will leave the world looking different, to the praise and glory of God.

Our Affiliations

As a church plant we are in the process of forming affiliations and function as a mission of the Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association. In 2019 we will formally enter cooperative fellowship with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Kansas Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists, the Spurgeon Baptist Association, and the Heart of Kansas Southern Baptist Association.

Leadership

David Atkins

Pastor David serves as our Preaching Pastor. Prior to planting Redeemer's Grace, he served churches in Kansas and Texas in some form since his senior year in high school. He and a small core team launched Redeemer’s Grace in late 2017 with a vision for seeing a Christ-centered, Gospel-driven, prayer-empowered, mission-sending church on the west side of town. Beyond Wichita, he has a heart to see RGC raise a generation of missionaries who declare God's glory to the ends of the earth. He loves to meet people for lunch and talk about the things of God. You can email him at david@redeemersgracewichita.com.

Steve Fricker

Steve is a core team member and serves as a lay elder, giving oversight to administration and discipleship. His godly character, wisdom, relational insight, and kindness are invaluable gifts to Redeemer's Grace. Praying for and encouraging God's people are hallmarks of his ministry. Love for God has caused him to be a serious student of God’s Word and a gifted teacher. Email Steve at steve@redeemersgracewichita.com.

Joe Herrman

Joe joined our team in October 2018 to give leadership to worship ministries. He has a heart to see people come to know and worship Jesus Christ, and helps plan and coordinate Community Group development. Email Joe at joe@redeemersgracewichita.com.