Communities & Ministries
Jesus said the world will know his disciples by the way they love one another (John 13:35), so we seek to live life together and love one another. We aim for a shared rhythm of life that makes room for those inside and outside the church.
There are several ways to engage within our community, from Life Group gatherings during the week, men's and women's connect events, quarterly Foundation Classes, or serving together. just to name a few.
Throughout the week, we gather in smaller groups to practice our vision of being faithfully present. We have a meal, study Scripture, and are mindful to pray for one another.
We have partnered with our good friends at Trinity Church Ballard (directly across the lake) to do student ministry! We've been going strong for the past 6 months and couldn't be more excited to see how God grows and uses this ministry in the lives of our students and their friends. We have an amazing volunteer base that leads and supports this ministry and makes this very important ministry possible.
FIRST & THIRD MONDAY
Student ministry gatherings happen every 1st & 3rd Monday at Trinity Church Ballard from 6:30-8pm. Along with our volunteers from both churches, Kevin Timmons who is a pastoral intern at GPC oversees this ministry in coordination with pastors from both churches. We would love to have your student join us!
Every few months we have connect events usually on a Friday evening or Saturday. These are fun chances for students to come together and simply have fun. What we find is that fun is a great thing and also really good soil to build relationships. So whether it is bowling, ultimate frisbee, and pizza at Greenlake or some other awesome possibility, this is the place to be for students!
9 MONTHS–4TH GRADE
The opportunity to share the love of Jesus with children and help them grow in their faith is something we value greatly and gives us great joy. Because we care about your child and their safety, all of our volunteers have background checks done before serving, For curriculum we use the Gospel Project!
Kelly Bone is the Director of Redemption Kids! If you're new to Redemption, Kelly will be at the check in table to greet you with a smile, help your child get checked in and answer any questions you might have around RKids. We can't wait to meet you and your family!
THE GOSPEL PROJECT
The Gospel Project takes students on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Students will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation in a very practical and applicable way. When students truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.
We host several connection events throughout the year as we keep in step with our vision of being faithfully present to God, self, and others. God is generous to not only give us himself, but he gives to us one another.
BAPTISM + BABY DEDICATIONS
Interested in taking the next step of faith through baptism? Would you like to dedicate your child to the Lord? Please email us and we will follow up with you right away!
Members of Redemption serve, lead, and help in making decisions. Each quarter we provide the opportunity to become a member of Redemption. The next Membership Class date can be found under Upcoming Events.
Once a quarter, Pastor Alex leads (or co-leads) a course in a particular doctrine or topic speaking to faith and culture. We hold these classes once a quarter on Sunday afternoons, have lunch together, and intersperse roundtable discussions.
Care & Counseling
At Redemption we have called and qualified pastors who take great joy in pastoral care. The pastors check in regularly with the people of Redemption for prayer and encouragement.
While pastoral care is something we believe is very helpful, we also understand there are some circumstances and seasons of life in which a licensed, professional therapist is better suited to assist people. Our pastors work hand in hand with a number of professional Christian therapists and are happy walk alongside our people. If you are in need of a referral or would like more information about this, please send one of our pastors an email and they will be quick to follow up with you.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The bravest thing you can do is ask for help. If you're having suicidal thoughts, please call the lifeline and then contact a pastor. Let's walk this out together.