We are Redeemer International Church Delft and we exist to help people discover Jesus and follow him faithfully together through the chaos, confusion and contradictions of our world in 21st Century.
We started in January 2017 when a group of people left Redeemer International Church in The Hague to start a new church in the heart of Delft. This team was led original by Chris Taylor from The Hague church and subsequently and currently by Dean Wilding. We have become a community of people from all over the world who aim to love God and all people and want to show everyone everywhere that the message of Jesus is still as exciting, relevant and life-changing today as it always has been.
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 word 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!
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: