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Redemption City Church gathers on the campus of Aquinas College Sunday mornings at 10:00AM in the Arts & Music Center.
Redemption City Kids offers your children (Infants- Grade 5) a safe, welcoming, and engaging place to learn more about Jesus.
If you are new be sure to stop by our connection table. It's a quick opportunity for us to meet you, and for you to ask questions and learn about ways you can get connected.
Parking is available in several lots around the Arts & Music Center. Just find some people who look like they know where they are going and follow them in.
Community is a big deal at Redemption City because the church is a family. You really have not joined the church until you have joined a community and get to see what it looks like to do life together as a family. In a community you will get to see what God’s redemption looks like in practice in people’s lives, relationships, and neighborhood.
Meets Thursdays 6:00pm at Andrew & Adriana Panaggio’s house (2042 Edgewood Ave NE) Contact Person: Andrew Panaggio (email@example.com).
Meets Wednesdays 6:00pm at Kevin & Christy Vos’ house (1440 Robinson Rd. SE) Contact Person: Christy Vos (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fulton Heights Community
Meets Thursdays 6:00pm at Josh & Emily Rickard's house (125 Benjamin Av e SE) Contact Person[s]: Josh Rickard (email@example.com), or Susie Mehari (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HERITAGE HILL COMMUNITY
Meets Wednesdays 6:30pm at Chris & Lauren Arnos’ house (222 Fountain St NE) Contact Person: Lauren Arnos (email@example.com)
KEN-O-SHA PARK COMMUNITY
Meets Wednesdays 6:00pm at Jon & Sarah Holderbaum’s house (3032 Bonita Dr. SE) Contact Person: Jon Holderbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org) Sarah Holderbaum (email@example.com)
MLK PARK COMMUNITY
Meets Thursdays 6:00pm at Mike & Jamie Bartlett’s house (738 Morris Ave SE) Contact Persons: Mike Bartlett (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jamie Bartlett (email@example.com)
In July 2010 Mike & Jamie moved from a student ministries position in South Florida to begin a church planting residency at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Mike had a huge respect for the pastor, John Piper, loved the mission of Bethlehem to “spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ”, and wanted to go through assessment, training, and be mentored at Bethlehem. Through prayer, fasting, visits, and building some key relationships in the city, Mike & Jamie decided they wanted to give their lives to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in Grand Rapids through church planting.
In July 2011 Mike & Jamie moved to Grand Rapids to spend a year learning about the city, meeting new people, sharing their vision for a new church in the heart of the city, and building a launch team. During this year they were able to embed at Crossroads Bible Church, a church with a big heart for the gospel, the city, and church planting. Crossroad’s mission is to be “a biblical community where Jesus transforms lives, renews the city, and impacts the world”. Bethlehem and Crossroads DNA deeply impacted the formation of this new launch team that grew to 30 members over the course of the year. During this same year Riverview Church in Holt (which also has a big heart for the gospel & church planting) helped support the church, sent over several key couples to join the launch team, and added their DNA to Redemption City. “Riverview exists to proclaim the liberating power of the gospel as we grow, serve, and go.” Riv also connected Redemption City with the Acts 29 Church Planting Network, helped Mike & Jamie through the assessment process, and have been a key partner in church planting in Michigan.
In September 2012, Crossroads sent us out to begin gathering as a new church in their (old) Upper Room space on the Westside off Front Avenue attracting 60 people who wanted to be a part of a new church plant in Eastown. In January 2013 Redemption City moved over to the campus of Aquinas College in Eastown where it still meets and is still seeking to be a redemption movement in the heart of the city that transforms lives, forms communities, renews the city, and impacts the world through church planting.
Redemption City Church is nondenominational, but is affiliated with the following organizations.
Bethlehem Baptist Church
Crossroads Bible Church
Grand Rapids, MI