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Visiting a new church can be a little scary and overwhelming. We invite you to explore the options below to make your visit something to look forward to.

We are here because of the good news of Jesus Christ.

We are sinners who have been rescued from sin by Jesus Christ. Though we have different backgrounds, ethnicities, opinions, and personalities, we find commonality in the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

We gather each week to worship the one true God revealed in the Bible. We're grateful for the privilege He has given us to worship, live, and serve in our local community.

We rely on God's grace to give us true unity to function together as one body in Jesus Christ, submitted to the Word of God and committed to living that Word out in our daily lives.

Our Vision

 

Our Culture

We strive for an intentional culture of grace, vibrant worship, and discipleship.

A Culture of Grace

We seek to be a community characterized by grace. We pray for and actively strive for grace to permeate every aspect of our church culture. Because we recognize our deep gospel neediness, we are quick to extend grace to those in our church family, to other local churches, and to the people of our community.

A Culture of Vibrant Corporate Worship

We seek to be a community characterized by vibrant, full-hearted, participatory, unified, Christ-centered corporate worship. Because we believe that the worship of the gathered church should be corporate, not individual, we see every aspect of worship as an act the entire congregation joins in, rather than observes. We strive to sing, pray, and preach the Word in a way that encourages the participation of the entire congregation in our worship.

A Culture of Discipleship

We seek to be a community characterized by disciple-making followers of Jesus. Because we believe that the mission of the church is making disciples of Jesus Christ, we develop intentional relationships for the purpose of encouraging each other to pursue Christ, and we actively pray for and seek out relationships for the purpose of calling others to follow Christ.

 

What to Expect

Walking into a church for the first time can be intimidating, so we want you to help you know what to expect when you visit.

We promise not to embarrass you or point you out. If you wish you can fill out a connection card and we’ll follow up with you later. You can come knowing you are in the midst of a group of broken people, whom all need God’s grace.

What to Wear

We have a diversity of people attend our services and are thankful for a congregation with a variety of dress.

 

You'll find anything from very casual jeans and t-shirts to polos and slacks to suits. We encourage you to come as you are.

Children

We are thankful to have a congregation with many children. We encourage all parents to train their children to worship as part of the church. We provide nursery for children up to age 2 for the entire worship service and dismiss children ages 3-8 for children’s church before the sermon. Some children remain in the service the entire time, and we welcome their presence.

Sunday School

On Sunday morning at 9:30 am, we come together for Sunday School for all ages, where we learn topically about God’s Word and its application to all areas of life. Following Sunday School, we have about a 20-minute break with light refreshments and good conversation before our morning worship service begins at 10:30 am.

Service Format

Our service is intentional, in that it follows a deliberate order of worship, but it’s not formal in style. We sing several songs, offer congregational and pastoral prayers to God, hear Scripture read, and give our offerings and tithes.  We close each morning worship service with a benediction, with the typical service finishing around 12:15 pm. An hour later, you might still find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week.

Sermon

Preaching at is generally expositional, meaning that it seeks to systematically work through passages of Scripture, declaring the point of a particular Biblical passage, with practical application rooted in the redemptive story of Scripture. Sermons usually last around 45 minutes and are packed with material for reflection. Our sermon series regularly alternate between the Old and New Testaments. All preaching is driven by the Gospel, the Bible’s main message of God saving sinners through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Music

​​We sing a blend of lyrically rich songs both recent and historic. Those of us who are comfortable with music from one particular era have discovered that we come to enjoy other songs we had not previously encountered.

 

We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body enthusiastically singing praise to God with one voice. Some Sundays we sing with piano, guitar, and drums, and others we sing with just piano accompaniment.

Meet the Elders

 

Josh Wredberg

Pastor for Preaching and Leadership Development

Josh served as the main teaching pastor when Redeemer began in 2008. He is a graduate of Maranatha Baptist University and Shepherds Theological Seminary. He has also earned a doctorate in preaching from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Josh is the author of Exalting Jesus in John—a commentary in the Christ-Centered Exposition series—and 30 Days to 1 Samuel. He and his wife, Cari, have 3 boys.

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Don Sandberg

Pastor for Teaching and Discipleship

Don graduated with a degree in Secondary Education and taught high school life sciences for 21 years. He also has an M.A. in Theology, with a major in Christian Apologetics from Trinity Theological Seminary. He served as an associate pastor for seven years in Cary, NC. His wife, Kay, is a professor of Organic Chemistry at North Carolina State University. 

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Jeweleon Jones

Pastor for Administration

Jeweleon was raised in NJ and lived in Atlanta before moving to NC. Christ rescued him from sin has shaped his  heart through the gospel with a desire for cross-cultural ministry engagement. He is a graduate from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University where he studied Marketing and Strategy & Management Consulting. He is currently pursuing an MBA through the University of Aberdeen. Jeweleon is a husband to his precious wife Michelle and father to Solagrace.

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Chris Burnette

Elder

Chris is a graduate of the College of Electrical Engineering at NC State University, and now manages a technical marketing team at Red Hat Corporation. He made a profession of faith at the age of eight, and truly surrendered his life to God at sixteen. Chris served as a deacon for seven years and an elder for five years in Raleigh, NC. He and his wife, Mindy, have been blessed with two sons, Jackson and Ross.

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Don Curry

Elder

Don Curry has been a member of Redeemer Community Church since its inception in 2008, serving as a deacon at Redeemer before joining the elder team. A graduate of NC State, Don is a civil engineer and owner of an engineering firm here in Fuquay-Varina. He is married to Juli (a native Fuquay-Varinian) and they have 3 wonderful children.

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Russ Duncan

Elder

Russ Duncan is a graduate of NC State and now teaches mathematics at Apex High School. He was saved at the age of 8, and has seen Christ's work of sanctification over the years. He has been a part of many short term missions trips, including trips to Malta, Kenya and Thailand. Russ and his wife Kate have five children, Emma, Elijah, Matthew, Zachary and Jonathan and live in Fuquay-Varina.

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Bruce Ritter

Elder

Bruce is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Secondary Math Education. He taught high school math and science for 16 years before entering the business world. He is currently semi-retired but works as a part time contractor. Bruce and his wife, Sally, have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

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What We Believe

 

We seek to be Word-driven and Christ-centered.

The Word of God governs our life, and we believe the Bible points to Jesus Christ. The Bible is God's written Word—His communication to us of who He is, what He does, and what He expects of us. The Bible alone holds the authoritative answers to the questions of life and eternity.

The written Word is a reflection of the Living Word, Jesus Christ. It is our reliable, sufficient rule for faith and practice.

We seek to be timeless in our message.

Because we believe the gospel is central and that our church life should be governed by the Word of God, we practice expository, Christ-centered preaching. We strive to make our message accessible to everyone, while still preaching the full counsel of God.

Our message is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. We seek to share this message compassionately with the hurting to make a difference in our community, while also engaging in committed missions efforts throughout the world.

We hold to historical Baptist distinctives and find much in common with The 1689 London Baptist Confession.

We seek to be relevant in our vision.

We believe that the Bible is relevant and contains everything we need to face the problems of life today. We are ordinary people who submit to the work of God in our hearts to change us to become more like His Son, Jesus. We desire to change, not because we thereby gain favor with God, but because we desire to grow in our love for Him.

Sunday Worship:

9:30 am & 11 am

Meeting Address

109 N Ennis St.

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 808

Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

(919) 552-5176

info@redeemernc.org

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