When we tell the “story of Redemption,” we try to be mindful of the play on words.
There is, after all, a story of Redemption that sounds like any other “about us” tab on any other organizational website. We’re a small, close-knit group of people in the southwest suburbs of Chicago that initially formed out of a larger church in the west suburbs. We started gathering in 2013-2014 and quickly discovered a remarkable gift: honest, caring friendship enjoyed over shared meals and communal prayer. We are a congregation that cares deeply about historic Christian teaching, but our love of good sermons and thoughtful Bible studies also animates us to generous community.
Which brings us to the larger story of Redemption that makes us who we are. Our church would not be our church apart from the gracious, strong, saving work of the Triune God. The love of the Father, the grace of the Son, the fellowship of the Holy Spirit—these are the “plot points” in the largest, truest, best-est story of Redemption ever told.
Worship at Redemption
What Is Sunday Worship Like?
Because we were created to love and be loved by God, worshiping him together publicly is central to our church life. In our worship, we hold onto the riches of the past in a way that feels alive and meaningful to people today. This means that we practice some things that feel formal and traditional, like creeds and hymns, while aiming for a comfortable and contemporary atmosphere and style. Our congregation's dress ranges from casual to business casual, so come however you're comfortable.
A glance at one of our church bulletins can provide a bit more information. But we would love to have you join us in person!
What About My Kids?
*Nursery is temporarily unavailable due to COVID. We ask that children remain in the service with their families.
If your children are 3 or under, they can expect a clean nursery and background-checked volunteers who love kids and will seek to make them feel as safe and comfortable as possible. All children are present for the first portion of the service. Nursery care will start after the prayer for the church and will run until the end of the service.
Children of all ages are always welcome to stay with their parents throughout the entire service!
How Long Will The Service Last?
The service lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes. All are welcome to stick around for fellowship afterward. This is great time to visit and get to know each other better!
A Welcoming Community. United in Christ. Called to Serve.
A Welcoming Community
We are a church community committed to deep, honest, and caring relationships in Christ.
United in Christ
We are a broken people being transformed through the life and resurrection of Jesus.
Called to Serve
We are building God's kingdom by bringing hope, joy, and restoration to our communities.
Meet Our Staff
Caleb was born and raised in Orange, California, where he eventually met and married Lauren. Together they moved to Spokane, Washington, where Caleb attended Moody Bible Institute. After three years in the Pacific Northwest, Caleb and Lauren moved to Orlando, Florida to study at Reformed Theological Seminary. During that time, Caleb also led the College Ministry at his local church.
Caleb moved to Illinois in early 2021, where he feels privileged to pastor the vibrant community of Redemption Church.
Eric grew up near Lansing, Michigan, and early on became involved in leading music for church youth gatherings.
After high school, and a four year enlistment in the Marine Corps, Eric felt a renewed sense of calling to music ministry. Around that time he met Jennifer, and they were happily married in September of 2013.
Eric later earned a B.A. in Music with an emphasis in Vocal Studies at St. Xavier University. He and Jennifer, and their five children began attending Redemption Church in 2018, and were excited for Eric to come on staff later that year.
The Roses are grateful to participate in the life of growing congregation.
Director of Women's Ministry
Rhoda grew up on a dairy farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and attended college in Pensacola, Florida. She married Craig after college and began work as an elementary school teacher. In 1998, the Mattsons moved to Michigan where Rhoda attended law school. Rhoda and Craig have spent the last 14 years in Chicago raising their four children and working at Trinity Christian College.
Rhoda enjoys planning family events, investing in her kids, neighbors, and colleagues, and learning and growing spiritually and professionally. She feels blessed to be part of a church where true community is happening and people "love each other deeply from the heart." She is grateful for the chance to be involved in kingdom work every day of the week.
Taryn grew up in Midlothian, Illinois where she later met and married Steven in 2015. She formerly served as a Teacher’s Assistant at Elim Christian School and now works as full-time mom to Micah who was born in 2018.
Taryn is passionate about serving the church and local community. Her desire is to share Gods love with others. She values being a part of the community; whether its participating in local town events or in athletics.. Taryn enjoys playing softball, being active, and communing with others.