About Us

We are a small, healthy church with an active and loving congregation.  Our mission statement defines and directs our priorities - "Worshiping God, Living in Christ, Loving Our Neighbors."  In our warm and intimate setting, worship services are engaging and relevant.  Jesus is always the subject. 

When you vist, you will experience: a welcoming family atmosphere; a reverent and upliftng time of worship; solid biblical preaching; and a deep passion for the Word of God.


 

Pastor Dave Thompson

Our Pastor

Dave Thompson

Pastor Dave Thompson and his wife Karla have been leading our church since November 2015.  Prior to joining Redmond Church of God, Pastor Dave served as an Associate/Worship Pastor at Sunset Park Community Church in St. Helens Oregon, and as Worship Pastor at Valley Hope Community Church in Hillsboro Oregon.  Both Dave and Karla left successful secular careers to answer God's call to serve at Redmond Church of God.

Pastor Dave has a long association with several para-church organizations including Good Samartin Ministries, Prison Fellowship, Open Door Counseling Center, and the Gideons.

Dave is a song-writer and recording artist with a passion for worship. He is devoted to preaching and teaching the Word of God.


 

What We Believe

We are associated with Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) http://www.jesusisthesubject.org/

The Church of God movement appeared in the 1880s as part of the broader American Holiness Revival. The pioneers of the Church of God hoped to restore a more biblical understanding and practice of what it means to be the church. One of our early church songs says: “The Bible is our rule of faith and Christ alone is Lord.” This lyric still summarizes the core belief of Church of God people. We have not issued any official belief statement, and we have no formal creed.

The following statements reflect the heart of the Church of God:

Salvation makes us members of God’s church. We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our lives to Christ (John 3:1–7).

Christians are called to be one. We believe that God calls all followers of Christ to live in unity and peace, regardless of who they are or the church they attend (Gal 3:28). While we may not agree on everything, we can rally around our subject, Jesus.

We must be holy. We believe that followers of Christ have been called to live a life of love, purity, and godliness. We are called to live like Christ, taking on a new nature (2 Cor 5:17).

We also embrace these biblical principles:

The Lordship of Jesus. There is one Lord, who is God’s Son Jesus Christ, over the church. Christ is the church’s ultimate authority on all matters (Acts 2:36).

Making Disciples. Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow Christ.

Loving God and Neighbor. We are called to fulfill Matthew 22:37–39, not only loving God with our entire being, but also loving all that he loves.

The Work of the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23), which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us.

Stewardship. Since God is the source of life, all of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of God (Psalm 24:1).

You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God. Though we have differences, we share a common story of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God.

Contact Info

 

Redmond Church of God
818 NW Elm Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

541.548.4162