Good Questions

What kind of church is Redemption Hill?
We are an interdenominational Christian church, which means people from many different backgrounds attend our church. However, we have a common core: we are a community that is unapologetically about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Far from being independent, we are part of the Acts29 network, a network of like-minded churches across the world who partner together to see churches planted and cities transformed by the Gospel. As for doctrine, in essential beliefs we have unity. In nonessential beliefs, we have diversity. In all of our beliefs, we promote love. For a deeper look at our beliefs, read here.

I heard that Redemption Hill is a “church plant.” What does that mean?
Redemption Hill is indeed a church plant …which is church-speak for a new church community. It wasn’t long ago that God placed a burden in our hearts to begin a new church in Richmond and with the partnership of several like-minded churches, we set out to engage this city with the gospel.

What kind of people make up Redemption Hill?
Real ones. We’re certainly not cookie cutter church folk. We’re a diverse community of people seeking to know and love God, live in honest community with others, and serve our city sacrificially as we think Jesus would. There are people from across the spectrum when it comes to faith, age, ethnicity …and we like it that way.

What should I wear?
Clothes. That’s really the only dress code. We’re not “clothing optional”. At Redemption Hill, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. Please – just be you.

I’m not really a “practicing Christian.” Am I welcome?
Absolutely. We aim to be a comfortable place for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in church. We want Redemption Hill to be a place where you can learn, apply, and wrestle with God and what He wants for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out. In fact, that’s the best place to start -you’re in good company. We all wrestle with things, and even the original followers of Jesus had doubts.

What are your services like?
We try to keep it very simple – no light shows or lasers. We make Jesus the focus, and we try to never assume things, so we will always strive to explain what we are doing as we are doing it. Participation is up to you. Our service is designed to be accessible to you, whether you’ve spent your life in the church or have never been to a church service in your life. We usually follow a basic pattern of meeting together that can be traced back to the early Church. We learn from the Bible, pray, sing, and reflect. Read more on our Sunday Service page.

Why do you take communion each week?
We participate in communion every week because we are forgetful people. We need to be reminded of all that Christ is and what He has done for us. Communion is a reminder of our common need for redemption and God’s faithfulness to provide for us …both physically and spiritually. In fact, Jesus called us to remember him and his sacrifice for us through a meal. (See Matthew 26:17-30)

Whom should I ask if I have more questions?
You are always welcome to visit us on a Sunday morning and ask anything you’d like. If you can’t wait for that, please feel free to use the form below, and we’ll get right back to you.