From time to time I will throw up a church that will allow you to practice discernment. Today I am throwing up a webpage for a church plant in the D.C. area that will be a quiz. I will refrain from commenting for three weeks and then I’ll write a post on it. Today’s post is a recent plant called Redeemer City Church in Northeast Washington, D.C. Have at it…let’s practice some discernment! Let’s be Bereans!
“Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.”
“I can’t afford to be a member of a golf course.”
Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.
Acts 17:11 NIV
It’s my commitment on this blog to teach evangelicals how to think critically, examine a church and look at the organization at a whole and ask this one simple question. How healthy is it? Seriously how healthy is the church they are looking at? Its my contention that many evangelicals struggle with discernment and thinking through a church. The goal of these posts is to challenge people to think for themselves. The last time I did this was for an Evangelical Free Church in Chantilly, Virginia called Ambassador Bible Church. In this post I opened it up to have people comment and analyze the church. I refrained from commenting or saying anything, after all I want to have you fine individuals engaging in the commentary. After some time then I will weigh in and analyze it from an Eagle eyed view. You can see the analysis I did at Ambassador Bible Church here.
This blog is committed to the Washington, D.C. area. This truly is a hard area to live in and you don’t need to deal with a questionable religious organization on top of that to make your life difficult. Scripture is full about passages warning about the wolves, and about being Bereans. So in this post I am asking the Bereans out there to study and examine this website for this church plant in the Washington, D.C. area. The name of this church is called Redeemer City Church. It is led by Steven Lee and Kenneth Jones. With that I am going to turn this over to you and ask you to analyze and think through this church.
- What do you learn from the website?
- What can you learn about their doctrine?
- What can you learn from their associations?
- What can you learn from their membership process?
- What can you learn from the internet?
So with that have at it guys! I will weigh in later this month and leave this open for about three weeks just like last time.