Who we are
Redeemer Christian Church of Denver was established in 1998 with a vision to minister to local Korean-American community. Since then, our ministry has grown in number and diversity to become a multi-cultural church. RCC co-exists with Korean Christian Church, but has a separate governing board which currently consists of the head pastor, one elder and four ordained deacons. While our vision and goals align with that of KCC, RCC operates on a separate budget and has its own bylaws.
To date, our congregation consists of 100+ regular members. We have a well-balanced mix of families, young adults and college students that make up our congregation. Our current ministry includes weekly Bible studies, various courses on Christian topics, membership class, quarterly events focused on fellowship, Saturday morning prayers, and short-term missions.
What we believe
Following beliefs are RCC’s doctrinal statement for the unity of our faith:
1. Scripture – We believe the scriptures, both old and new testaments, to be the inspired word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the authority for all Christian faith and life.
2. God – We believe in one God, creator of all things, indefinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. Jesus Christ – We believe that Jesus Christ is the true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary, He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins. By His death, He revealed God’s love and upheld God’s justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having redeemed us from sin, He rose from the dead, ascended into Heaven where, at God’s right hand, He intercedes for His people and rules as Lord over all.
4. Holy Spirit – We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. Through the proclamation of the gospel He persuades us to repent of our sins and confess Jesus as Lord. He also indwells, guides, instructs, and empowers us for godly living and sacrifice.
5. Man – We believe that man was created in the image of God. Tempted by Satan, man rebelled against God. Being estranged from his maker he became subject to divine wrath, inwardly depraved and apart from grace, incapable of returning to God. Fallen and lost, therefore, only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
6. Salvation – We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification for salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit, and thus become children of God.
We believe that salvation is provided solely by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Anyone turning from sin in repentance and trusting in Christ and His substitutionary death is born from above into eternal life by the Holy Spirit and declared to be righteous as a gift. Through Christ’s great redemptive act, an individual is reconciled to God as father and becomes his child. The believer is forgiven of the debt and liberated from the law of sin and death into the freedom of God’s spirit.
7. Sanctification – We believe that the Holy Spirit is the active agent in our sanctification and He seeks to produce His fruit in us as we are conformed to the image of Christ. As we are led by the spirit, we grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord, freely keeping His commandments and endeavoring so to live in the world so that all people may see our good works and glorify our Father who is in Heaven.
8. Ordinances – We believe that the water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordinances to be observed by the church during the present age. They are however, not to be regarded as means of salvation.
9. Church – We believe that the true church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ. All members of the church are to be a vital and committed part of a local church. In this context they are called to walk out the new covenant as the people of God and demonstrate the reality of the Kingdom of God.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Lord and head of the church, and that every local church has the right under Christ to decide and govern its own affairs.
10. Consummation – We believe that the consummation of all things includes the visible, personal, glorious, and imminent, resurrection of the dead, the rapture of the church, the judgment of the just and the unjust, and the fulfillment of Christ’s Kingdom in the new Heavens and the new earth. Then shall the eager expectation of creation be fulfilled and the whole earth shall proclaim the glory of God who makes all things new.