Phil and Jen Wood planted Redemption Church in Costa Mesa on October 2, 2011. At the heart of the church, there has always been a dream to not simply host a gathering on Sundays, but rather to see people’s lives as well as entire communities transformed by the power of the living God who is among us.
We believe that the good news of Jesus (called the gospel in the Scripture) is the declaration that through the death and resurrection of Jesus, God is making a new kind of world. We believe God has invited us to experience the transforming power of His self-giving love for us so that we can join him in living out that self-giving love for the healing of this world around us. What that means is that church is not simply a gathering, a philosophy, a club, a building, or a belief system – the church is a community of people who have experienced this good news of Jesus and who are committed to living out and embodying that way of Jesus in our everyday lives. The church is a people. We are the church.
We recognize that we don’t have it all together, that we aren’t perfect, and that our spirituality is a never-ending journey. Therefore, as a community, our desire is the imperfect pursuit of embodying the way of Jesus together. To truly understand what we believe as a community, we invite you to live among us for awhile, as our beliefs can’t be separated from our day-to-day practice.