Our Vision

What is a “vision”?

Our vision tells us what we want to be in the future.  It is a picture of the type of community and the type of people we want to become.  It is what we would want to find if we jumped into a time-machine and came out and looked at Redeemer in five or ten years’ time.

Our Vision Statement

To be a community that Jesus is using to transform Delft, its surroundings and the world.

This is a big God-size vision, if it was up to us we would have no chance of seeing this come to be, but we believe in a God who has called us to have faith that nothing is impossible for him (Luke 18:27).

To be a community
The world used for “church” in the original Greek in the New Testament means something closer to an assembly; i.e. a gathering of people.  The life we see portrayed in the New Testament is a group of people who know and love each other (Acts 2:42-47).  We believe that God brings people together into spiritual families to accomplish his purposes in us and through us.

Jesus is using
Jesus is the one building his church (Matthew 16:18) and the Bible teaches that unless God is in something it is pointless to even try (Psalm 127:1).  We want to be used by Jesus to build his kingdom and not the kingdom of Redeemer Delft!

Radically transform Delft
The message that we have is life-changing for those that accept it and if more people in Delft come to be saved by Jesus through our church community then Delft will be transformed – it cannot not be!  The Good News is that powerful (Romans 1:16).

Surroundings and the world
It does not stop with Delft.  We have people from all over the world in Delft and in our church.  We are a transient community: people come, they meet with God and then they go again.  You could view this as a bad thing, but we want to embrace it as a gift of God.  This was God’s design for the Church from the beginning that it would move out from where it is (Acts 1:8).

What does this look like in practice?

We believe that we will see this vision become more and more a reality if we seek to become people who are SAVED:

  • Spirit-filled

    We are people filled with the Holy Spirit and who walk in God’s power.

  • Authentic

    We are people who are open and honest about our lives.

  • Valued

    We are people who know God’s love and grace for us and one another.

  • Evangelistic

    We are people who share the Good News about Jesus.

  • Devoted

    We are people who are committed to Jesus and each other.