One of the most important things at Redeemer Lincoln Square is community. To be part of the Redeemer community means to be known and cared for.
The saying goes, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” It can be a challenge meeting and getting to know others—to feel like you’re truly part of the church community. We encourage everyone to form meaningful relationships with others at Redeemer by doing the following: get into a Community Group, find a team or ministry where you can regularly serve with others, and be in conversations with your friends about what the gospel means to you.
If you have any questions at all—whether it's about our Community Groups or other more specialized groups, like the Tuesday morning men's group or our mom's groups—send us an email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. In the meantime, spend a moment on this site and see where you can plug in.
Register Your Child
LSQ Kids is a community of children, parents, and volunteers who love God and each other. We seek to be a safe and fun place for all children to be known, valued and equipped with foundational gospel knowledge to prepare them for a lifetime of worship and missional-living in New York City.
We desire that each child:
- Experiences the beauty of the gospel of Jesus Christ
- Cares for the needs of their neighbors and city
- Values worship, prayer, and Scripture
- Feels valued as a member of the LSQ community
We desire that each parent:
- Serves as the primary disciple-maker(s) of their children
- Feels supported and encouraged by the LSQ community
- Volunteers with LSQ Kids (we are a startup!) regularly for relational and communal growth
Our main vehicle of care and assistance for congregants struggling with challenging or crisis situations is the Diaconate. This group consists of men (deacons) and women (deaconesses) who have been nominated by church members, assessed by church officers, and trained both theologically and practically prior to being presented by the Session to church members for election and appointment. They also receive ongoing equipping for the purpose of coming alongside congregants through loving, truth-telling relationships. The Diaconate seeks to meet these congregants’ practical, visible needs while also fostering a heart change through encounters with Jesus and one another.
Services that the Diaconate offers include:
- Financial Assistance
- Meals Ministry
- Care Groups
- Food Pantry
Please click here to learn more about the Diaconate and the services/help they provide.
These helplines serve those in crisis or in challenging situations within the Redeemer congregation only.
Contact for financial or other practical help.
Your call will be returned within 36 hours by the deacon or deaconess on call.
Pastoral Care: 212-808-4460 and press "4"
Contact for situations including death, illness, hospital visit requests, or other personal crises.
Your message will be given to the pastoral staff on call. Available during regular business hours. After hours (evenings/weekends) leave a message on the Diaconate helpline.
In case of emergency and in the event you can not reach our Diaconate or pastoral care helplines please call 911, your local emergency room or 1-888-NYC WELL (888-692-9355).
For personal challenges and emotions consider calling Redeemer Counseling Services at 212-370-0475, ext. 1365 to speak to a counselor.
The vision at Redeemer Counseling Services is to transform people from all walks of life through professional, biblically-based counseling, and to equip others to counsel through the redemptive power of the gospel. They offer a wide variety of services including individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, group counseling, career direction services and workshops.
- Suffering and tragedy: Resources to help you cope with the sadness and confusion created when you experience loss or injustice.
- Memorial service inquiries: Request assistance for planning a service to honor a deceased loved one.
- See our classifieds for housing, employment, items for sale and miscellaneous ads.
To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church when we think about it as an organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can someone be part of the church as an organization. A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship and church membership are all relationships of accountability.
Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organization. Most organization members are consumers — the organization exists to serve them. The church of Christ is a completely different community — membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At Redeemer, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.
Are you newly married? Are you interested in meeting other newly married couples? Marriage Lab is a ministry for couples in their first year of marriage which consists of a monthly gathering of newlyweds grouped with seasoned mentor couples, led by Dr. Brent Bounds. Marriage Lab focuses on building strong marriages right from the beginning. The time together will be very practical and interactive, addressing topics such as communication, conflict resolution, finances, intimacy and more, and will provide valuable community through your first year of marriage. Redeemer Marriage Lab kicks off in September and enjoys an autumn overnight retreat at Tarrytown House in Tarrytown, NY. We then continue to meet one Wednesday per month at 7:30 p.m. from October through May.
Space is limited to 20 couples.
Preference will be given to those in their first year of marriage and to regular attenders or members of Redeemer. You must be married prior to September 27, 2019. If you are affiliated with a church other than Redeemer, please contact Ellen at [email protected] to be put on a wait list.
Dates: Kick off September 11, 2019; Retreat September 28-29, Monthly Gatherings: October 2, November 6, December 4, January 8, February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6. Note: Because the retreat is integral to the year, we do ask every couple to attend. We also ask that you commit to most, if not all, the monthly sessions as we regularly have a wait list of interested participants.
Cost: $500/couple. This fee represents a fraction of the actual cost; the rest is being subsidized. We think you will feel it is well-worth the money! If this cost upfront is a barrier, please contact Ellen at [email protected] for information on payment options/partial scholarships.