Redeeming Grace Chapel is a community of faith built upon the person and work of Jesus Christ. He is truth personified. He is the Cornerstone of the church and of reality itself. All things were created by Him, for Him, and through Him (Colossians 1:15-20). Thus, our lives, our teaching, and our worship should all be centered upon who Jesus is, what He has done, and what He is doing. Although He was God, Jesus took on flesh, living the life we should have lived, dying the death we should have died, and rising from the dead bodily. He simultaneously upheld God’s justice and demonstrated God’s mercy!
We are the Church because the Father has chosen us and given us a new identity, not according to who we are or what we have done, but according to who Jesus is and what He has done. We find meaning and eternal purpose in this new identity. We are a people saved and sent to proclaim the good news (the Gospel) that Jesus has come to redeem the world and create a new humanity.
On one hand, the Gospel humbles us; our sin produced a debt only God could pay. But on the other hand, the Gospel dignifies us; God’s love for us led Him to pay that debt joyfully! At RGC, we want to rest and rejoice in what God has done for us in Jesus. Even as we grow, we never graduate from this fundamental truth.
The vision at Redeeming Grace Chapel is to see the gospel transform everything — ourselves, our families, our church, our city, and our world. From this vision flows our purpose: to be agents of gospel change and transformation in Kankakee County, Illinois, and beyond.
To learn more about the Gospel or how to begin following Jesus, please contact us!