Redeemer Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Ohio District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Founded 100 years ago by five families from Zion Lutheran Church in Akron, Ohio, Redeemer is a congregation that seeks to invite people to meet Jesus by joining Him where He is at work.
We are a congregation that is:
ONE PEOPLE: We come from different backgrounds; even different church histories. Some of us can trace our heritage back to Redeemer’s five founding families; others are brand-new to the church, and even the Christian faith. We have different preferences, likes, and dislikes. Yet, we are ONE PEOPLE because Jesus has joined us with Him through faith. As ONE PEOPLE we can do much more for the kingdom of God than with a bunch of individuals or small groups moving in different directions.
As ONE PEOPLE, we share:
ONE PURPOSE: Our purpose is to be witnesses for Jesus. Jesus said to His people in Acts 1:8, “… and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Our witness is in words and actions. We may not always be the best at it, but we want you to know about how important a life with God is.
Sharing ONE PURPOSE, we are on:
ONE MISSION: Our purpose and our mission are intertwined. The mission of God is to bring Jesus into the hearts of all people. 1 Timothy 2:4 says, that God, “… desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” This means that we cannot isolate ourselves from the world around us, but must engage people in the places we live, work, and play.
Our ONE MISSION is about:
ONE MESSAGE: There is only one message God’s people can share – salvation in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. How we communicate that message can vary in widely different ways. The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 9:22-23, “I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” Yet the message is always the same – Jesus Christ and Him crucified, risen, and ascended. To help us accomplish our ONE MISSION, Redeemer has also established Redeemer Christian School and invites all parents of school aged children (Pre-K – 8th grade) to learn more about this part of our ministry.