Visiting a new church for the first time can be both exciting and a bit anxiety-inducing! Here are some answers to help you have a clearer picture of a typical Sunday at Redeemer.
Is it hard to find Redeemer? Will I be able to find parking?
Redeemer Bible Church is located in Sugar Land at 16103 Lexington Boulevard, Suite K which is adjacent to Sugar Land Town Center. We are in the same commercial plaza as Domino's Pizza and Walden School.
Parking should be readily available and is accessed from Cordes Drive. Once you enter the parking lot, the church is on the right end of the plaza close to Lexington Blvd.
Handicap parking is available and situated very closely to a ramp that connects the parking area to the church entrance.
Am I going to be put on the spot as a visitor?
We have a very friendly church and you will probably get to meet a number of people. Although you will shake a lot of hands, we promise that we won’t do anything awkward to publicly identify you or put you on the spot just because you’re visiting. Just feel free to grab some coffee, find a good place to sit, and be as friendly as you feel like being.
Am I overdressed or underdressed?
You will find a wide variety of fashion at Redeemer. Many people wear blue jeans, polos, and T-shirts. You'll find some dresses and suits, too.
What is the Worship Service like?
Our service typically begins with a call to worship, which is a reading from the Scripture that draws our attention to who God is and what He has done for us which should compel us to praise Him.
We then sing a few songs, usually a mix of older and newer songs. The singing is typically led by a guitarist or pianist and one or two vocalists. The arrangement of our congregational songs is simple, but directs our attention where it belongs - on God.
After our song time, one of our members will read the passage which is going to be expounded in the sermon. Typically then one of our elders will preach on this passage for 40-45 minutes. The sermons are expositional (that is to say they explain a passage from the Bible and apply it to our lives).
Do you take communion? How often does it happen?
Usually, on the last Sunday of each month, we conclude our service by taking communion.
Is there Sunday School?
Yes! We usually have Sunday School for both children and adults at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sundays after our Worship Service. Please visit our Children's Ministry page for more details about Redeemer Kids.
What's up with this Fellowship Meal?
Usually on Sundays when we celebrate communion, we have a Fellowship Meal immediately following the Worship Service. The early church spent a lot of time together around meals and we find that it is a wonderful community-building activity. If you happen to visit us on a Sunday on which we're having one of these meals, we hope you will stay and enjoy the food and fellowship. We always have extra!
Am I going to be pressured to give money?
The New Testament teaches that giving should be voluntary and cheerful, not coerced. (2 Cor. 8-9) If the Lord lays it on your heart to make a financial contribution, there is a box to the left of the coffee bar. We don't pass a plate at Redeemer, and you won't be pressured to give.
What if I have more questions?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!