The vision of Ransomed Community Church is to be a gospel-centered, community-driven, mission-focused people who seek to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus Christ.
A gospel-centered life starts with a deep understanding of the gospel. In the beginning, God created all things for his glory. We have rebelled against God’s rule, exchanging his glory for created things, rather than the Creator. The just penalty for our sin is the wrath of God and separation from him forever.
The Gospel is the good news of Jesus. He lived a perfect life and suffered a willing death on our behalf, absorbing the wrath of God. After three days, He was raised from the grave, victorious over sin and death, restoring relationship with God for those who put their hope in Him. All of this happened according to the Scriptures, for God’s glory and our good.
A gospel-centered life demands that every relationship be founded on the gospel. We cultivate intentional gospel relationships with family, people who are not-yet believers, friends, and enemies.
A gospel-centered life drives us to love God and love others in everyday life. Our mission is to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus. The gospel empowers us to live on mission wherever we are, even to the ends of the earth.
Why the name “Ransomed Community Church”?
We chose the name Ransomed Community to reinforce the fact that the body of Christ is a ransomed people, a called-out people for God’s glory to “proclaim the excellencies of him who has called [us] out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). We want people to know Jesus. We want the opportunity to tell and to show that Jesus has ransomed us, transformed us, and brought us together in community through this good news which is the gospel.
How is Ransomed Community Church structured?
Ransomed Community Church is different by design: we desire for the gospel to transform us as a people and allow us to live normal, yet radically transformed lives in our city and broader communities with gospel-saturated intentionality.
In order to accomplish this, we keep the structure of Ransomed Community really simple. We have borrowed and learned from the way Jesus made his disciples.
We live in what we like to call “life-on-life” community with 10-25 others in what we call a Missional Community. Missional Communities typically come together as a family in homes to fellowship, share a meal, study Scripture, and apply the Gospel to their lives in the context of community. There are 3 identities that we seek to live out in our Missional Communities: (1) Family– because we have been adopted by the Father, (2) Servant– because we follow King Jesus, and (3) Missionary– because we have been empowered and sent by the Holy Spirit into the world to make disciples.
Within our Missional Community life, we also scatter to even smaller groups that meet at an unspecified time throughout the week called DNA groups. These gender-specific groups typically consist of 3-4 people. DNA is one of the primary ways in which we disciple and care for each other while holding one another accountable to living out the gospel in the context of genuine relationship.
In addition to this, our Missional Communities come together weekly on Sunday mornings to worship God, be formed theologically, and be shaped spiritually by the preaching of God’s Word. We hold the preaching of God’s Word in high esteem. We believe that the faithful preaching of God’s Word is vital and essential for the church to be strengthened and built up. We observe the sacraments/ordinances weekly during our gatherings.