Red Tree Churches have a very simple mission. We exist to glorify God through seeing lives transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe the church to be so much more than just a Sunday event. The church is who we are as the people of God, an outward expression of what is being accomplished through the life transforming message of the gospel. We view the church as family, a redeemed people being reunited to God and one another through Jesus Christ. Our desire is that everything we do as the church would be a reflection of that message. We also desire that as the gospel changes the hearts of God’s people that change would flood into the streets of St. Louis and the world around us.
We have 3 gospel rhythms that define our churches:
- Christ [His life, death and resurrection] is the center of
everything we are and do as the church. His life is the
example, He is the truth, and He is the only means of obtaining
salvation. Jesus is the Christ, the promised one, our
rescuer. Because of this we have reoriented our lives around
Him and His finished work on the cross. Therefore we are
unashamed of Christ and His glorious gospel. It is there
where we find life.
- Gospel Community is the primary way in which Red Tree
Churches are organized. We see Gospel Community as a
beautiful display of God’s redemptive work in the world; as
well as one of the most effective ways for gospel-centered
discipleship to take place. Wherever one finds followers of
Jesus living life together on mission for the glory of God one
truly has seen God’s church. We hope that our churches would
be marked by transforming joy and love for one another.
- Commission. The Gospel not only saves us from sin & death,
it also saves us to a new and glorious purpose in life. With
this new life, we get the privilege of participating in God’s
redeeming work on the earth. We proclaim and manifest God’s
coming kingdom through love, sacrifice and service to the
world around us. We are passionate about cultivating a culture
of worship, discipleship, community and mission in our city.