Redemptive Family

When church is at core a true family of Jesus, it is redemptive for insiders and outsiders alike

What do we and the neighbour on our street have in common? We all long for direction and purpose, and a sense of belonging. Church is a redemptive family when there is a place at the table for everyone, wherever they are on the journey, and where everyone is encouraged to keep growing in the direction of Jesus. The engine of such a church is a shared commitment to mission, expressed through invitation and hospitality.

‘If our people are to become disciples who walk in the power of the Spirit, and demonstrate the transformational power of the gospel in their lives, they need a model of church that supports and encourages them to become part of God’s redemptive story.

They need a church that meets their deep need for community, while providing opportunity to find their own purpose within the bigger purpose of the church family. Most importantly, they need a church that models discipleship and expects them to participate and grow spiritually.

It turns out that this alternative model of church already has an impressive track record. It is the picture of church that we find throughout the New Testament—a church that is not primarily a ritual-keeping institution, but a family on a mission together.’

Redemptive Family, pg 13-14

Redemptive Family: The Book

Howard Webb

Does the way we do church make disciples of our people and help them fulfil their God-given purpose? There can be no apathy, restlessness or boredom in such a church! In his warm and candid style, Howard Webb shows how the scriptural model of church as a mission-centred family embracing its place is the way to both grow our people and grow the Kingdom.

Redemptive Family: The Book

Howard Webb

Love your Neighbough (LYN) was formed in 2005 to help every neighbourhood in New Zealand be loved by their local church. Bringing together a team with 20+ years ministry experience, the LYN team… 

Reimagine your church as a family, rooted in a place, on relationship-focused mission together!

A church start-up in Pt Chevalier, Auckland was launched on the principles of Redemptive Family. What happened? 

Join a network of others who would like to plant a church using the model of Redemptive Family. 

Reimagine your church as a family, rooted in a place, on relationship-focused mission together!

A church start-up in Pt Chevalier, Auckland was launched on the principles of Redemptive Family. What happened?

Join a network of others who would like to plant a church using the model of Redemptive Family.

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