Here are the four things at the core of all we do. They shape our everyday life as a church.
We are and will always be…
In John 17:23, Jesus prayed that we would be one, because our unity would testify to the legitimacy of His mission from God and of God’s love for us.
Accordingly, we strive to be a church dedicated to unity. We want to be a church that follows the admonition of a 17th century theologian: “In the essentials unity, in the non-essentials liberty and in all things love.”
Psalm 33:11 tells us, “The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.”
We desire to be a church that reaches across generational lines to minister to people at each stage of life. We believe no matter your age, you have something vital to contribute to the Body of Christ.
In Deuteronomy 32:7 Moses admonishes God’s people to “Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.”
We believe that understanding our spiritual history forms and informs us. In honoring the traditions of our spiritual heritage, we are able to look to the future with great expectation because we are firmly rooted in a faith that echoes through the ages.
In Matthew 28:19-20a, Jesus commands us to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.”
Reaching the world with the life-giving message of the Gospel is our mission as mandated by Jesus. As a church, we want to be strategic and thoughtful in how we care for and reach those across the street and around the world.
We are a Convergent church. This means you will find elements from the three major streams of the Christian church (Evangelical, Sacramental and Charismatic) and elements from our Hebraic roots incorporated into our services. We encourage everyone to participate in whatever way you feel comfortable. The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice and is summarized in the Nicene Creed and The Apostles Creed. To further understand our doctrines, please read The Chicago-Lambeth Quadrilateral, 1886, 1888. These are the principles and beliefs that we base our services to God and His Church.
THE NICENE CREED
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We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, Begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven: by the power of the Holy Spirit He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried. On the third day He rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son He is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.
THE APOSTLES CREED
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I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy catholic (universal) Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
THE CHICAGO-LAMBETH QUADRILATERAL 1886, 1888
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We, Bishops of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, in Council assembled as Bishops in the Church of God, do hereby solemnly declare to all whom it may concern, and especially to our fellow-Christians of the different Communions in this land, who, in their several spheres, have contended for the religion of Christ:
-That we believe that all who have been duly baptized with water, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, are members of the Holy Catholic Church;
-That in all things of human ordering or human choice, relating to modes of worship and discipline, or to traditional customs, this Church is ready in the spirit of love and humility to forego all preferences of her own;
-That this Church does no seek to absorb other Communions, but rather, co-operating with them on the basis of a common Faith and Order, to discountenance schism, to heal the wounds of the body of Christ, and to promote the charity which is the chief of Christian graces, and the visible manifestation of Christ to the world; But furthermore, we do hereby affirm that the Christian unity…can be restored only by the return of all Christian communions to the principles of unity exemplified by the undivided Catholic Church during the first ages of its existence; which principles we believe to be the substantial deposit of Christian Faith and Order committed by Christ and his Apostles to the Church unto the end of the world, and therefore incapable of compromise or surrender by those who have been ordained to be its stewards and trustees for the common and equal benefit of all men. As inherent pats of this sacred deposit, and therefore as essential to the restoration of unity among the divided branches of Christendom, we account the following, to wit:
-The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament as the revealed Word of God.
-The Nicene Creed as the sufficient statement of the Christian Faith.
-The two Sacraments, Baptism and the Supper of the Lord, ministered with the unfailing use of Christ’s words of institution and of the elements ordained by Him.
-The Historic-Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of His Church. Furthermore, Deeply grieved by the sad divisions which affect the Christian Church in our own land, we hereby declare our desire and readiness, so soon as there shall be any authorized response to this Declaration, to enter into brotherly conference with all or any Christian Bodies seeking the restoration of the organic unity of the Church, with a view to the earnest study of the conditions under which so priceless a blessing might happily be brought to pass. Note: While the above form of the Quadrilateral was adopted by the House of Bishops, it was not enacted by the House of Deputies, but rather incorporated in a general plan referred for study and action to a newly created Joint Commission on Christian Reunion.
After helping plant churches and ministries all around the world through Calvary International (now known as Go To Nations), Daniel and Sharon Williams recognized a need to plant a church in the Ponte Vedra area. After almost three years of prayer and consultation, four couples gathered in the Williams home in January of 1992 for the first service. Among those four couples were Sean and Barbara Yost.
For the next few years the church experienced steady growth and met in a variety of locations including the Marriott, Rawlings Elementary, and a storefront in Tournament Plaza. In 1999, Redeemer Church moved to its current location in Ponte Vedra on Roscoe Boulevard.
After serving Redeemer Church for 20 years as Youth Pastor and an Associate Pastor, Sean Yost became the Lead Pastor in May, 2012. In 2014, God redefined us as a church. Because of this, Pastor Sean, along with a core team, felt called to re-imagine Redeemer. The name was changed from Christ the Redeemer Church to Redeemer Church.
Today, we have a great combination of seasoned leaders as well as new emerging leaders. Our church has 20 years of rich history in the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra and Nocatee areas with an exciting new vision for the future. God is at work at Redeemer Church and we continue to grow, never saying, “This is how we always do it” but instead asking, “Where is God leading us next?”
We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and the people are free to go after God with passion!
The Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches
The Province USA of the CEEC is a family of Christian churches and worship communities around in the United States – formed largely as a result of the Convergence Movement. We are a province of The Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. Our vision is to see the great traditions of the Church united in a visible, authentic expression of the kingdom of God in the 21st century. Historically, the three major traditions of Christian thought and practice are: Sacrament (Liturgical/Sacramental), Scripture (Evangelical/Reformed), Spirit(Pentecostal/Charismatic). The unity of these great traditions provide an environment where authentic spiritual transformation becomes a normative reality. Learn more!
ARC (The Association of Related Churches)
ARC is an association of relational churches working with church planters and leaders to provide support, guidance, and resources to launch and grow life-giving churches. Learn more about ARC. Thousands of people make a decision to follow Christ and are baptized in ARC church plants every year. ARC church plants give over $15 million each year to missions. Having planted over 600 churches, and with hundreds more partner churches, ARC has become not only a movement, but a collection of many “tribes” – all with a focus to see a life-giving church in every community in the world.
Sean Yost | Lead Pastor: Sean@redeemerpv.com
David Sheffield | Assistant Pastor: David@redeemerpv.com
Mark Baxter | Executive Director of Missions: Mark@redeemerpv.com
Brittany Cavanaugh | Executive Director of Operations: Brittany@
Kathleen Ziegler | Worship Director: Kathleen@redeemerpv.
Gabe Yost | r212 Student Director: Gabe@redeemerpv.com
Kim Nguyen | Office Manager & Assistant to Lead Pastor: Kim@Redeemerpv.com
Eastman Curtis | Redeemer Kids Coordinator: Eastman@redeemerpv.com
Mandy Young | Nursery & Preschool Coordinator: Mandy@redeemerpv.com
Emily Yost | Next Steps Coordinator: Emily@redeemerpv.
Cathy Fox | Pastoral Care Coordinator: Cathy@redeemerpv.
Robyn Rhoads | Special Nation Coordinator: SpecialNation@
Jerrett McConnell | Adult Ministries Coordinator: Jerrett@redeemerpv.com
Lydia Yost | Worship Coordinator: Lydia@RedeemerPV.com
Lead Pastor: Sean Yost
Sean and his wife Barbara were a part of the founding leadership team of Redeemer Church. Pastor Sean held various positions before transitioning to Lead Pastor in 2013.
Sean’s heartbeat is to see unity amongst the body of Christ in Jacksonville and around the world. He is the Founder & President of YouthQuake Live, a monthly show created and performed by teenagers to reach their peers.
Sean’s hope for Redeemer is that it will be a place where everyone feels loved and welcomed, regardless of their background. He also desires to see Redeemer become a force of generosity in our area and around the world.