Would you partner with us as we plant Redemption Church?


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This is by far the most EXCITING note I have ever written!  After faithfully serving at Meadowland Church for the last five years, we believe God has called us to be SENT OUT by Meadowland to PLANT A NEW CHURCH in Belvidere, Il.

Our passion is to see LIVES CHANGED BY JESUS and DISCIPLES MADE.  According to statistics, more people are coming to a relationship with Jesus Christ as a result of a new church plant than any other way.

We desire to see the gospel REDEEM our lives, our families, our neighborhoods, our communities and our world. We want to plant a church where broken, hurting, imperfect people can discover hope, healing, and abundant life. We believe Jesus came to us so that we may find redemption through Jesus to God and one another, and may have life to the full.

Why Belvidere?  

Through various relationship and friendships, God has placed a burden on our hearts for the people of Boone County. There is a great need for a Christ-Centered, Evangelical churches in Boone County that could serve and minister to the people of towns like Belvidere, Garden Prairie, Poplar Grove, Capron, and Caledonia.

For the last 5 years my wife and I have been begging God to bring a church to Boone County as we have been serving at Meadowland Church in Johnsburg, Il. After 5 years of prayer, we believe GOD IS CALLING us to begin a new work that would meet this need.

Really we are on a mission to plant a reproducing church in Belvidere that would reach all of Boone County. Belvidere is not only the largest city in Boone County, it is also the hub of Boone County.  Of the 54,165 people that live in Boone County, 47% of the population lives in Belvidere.

We’re Already Gaining Momentum

We are so excited about planting a church in Belvidere, and we are not alone in our excitement.  We are beginning to gain momentum through partnerships.

Meadowland Church has agreed to release us from leadership, and to send us out with their love, blessing and support.  We also partnering with Converge MidAmerica, a missional network of GOSPEL DRIVEN CHURCHES.

Converge MidAmerica will not only provide us with tools, coaching, and support to plant with excellence, they will also contribute $36,000 in matching funds to help us get established and launch well so that Redemption Church can make make an impact, and see lives changed by Jesus.   While church planting in America only experiences approximately a 20% success rate, churches planted in partnership with Converge MidAmerica have a success rate of 85%.

How You Can Help 

Audrey and I would love the opportunity to share more with you about the Church. As we prepare to plant, we would like to share some of our goals with you:

  • To begin growing a team of at least 50 people committed to working together to help launch Redemption Church.
  • To raise $181,000 for start up costs that would cover things like marketing/evangelism, purchasing equipment, launching a website, securing a location, and to support our family moving to Belvidere.
  • To raise monthly support of $15,000 for the next three years allowing Redemption Church to become grounded, established, and self-funding.

Would You Consider Partnering With Us Through: 

  • Joining our PRAYER TEAM: would you join our prayer team and pray for us weekly?
  • Would you consider making a SPECIAL GIFT to our start-up support need of $181,000?
  • Would you consider stepping out in faith and providing MONTHLY SUPPORT to meet our need of $15,000 a month for the next 3 years?
  • Join our LAUNCH TEAM and help plant Redemption Church?

Your investment of prayer, time, or finances will have a STRONG IMPACT on people’s lives.  Please prayerfully consider how you might be a part of launching this church with us.

If you would like to partner with us, or contact us check out the links below:

Check us out on Facebook, and help spread the word to those who might be interested.

If you would like to make a donation, all donations are tax deductible and can be made:

Online: You can make a donation online, directly through the CONVERGE MIDAMERICA WEBSITE. 

By Mail:  All support checks should be made payable to Converge MidAmerica, noted for the “Boone County Initiative” in the memo line, and sent to 924 Busse Hwy., Park Ridge, Il

Contact Us: If you would like to contact us, ask questions or get some info, please fill out this Contact Form.

 

Leaping Into the arms of our Father: an update from the Reardon’s

Last Sunday (March 2nd) we informed our church that we are stepping out in faith to plant a church in Boone County.  We love Meadowland Church, which is why this decision has been so difficult for us.  However, when you hear the call of God, you have to respond.

We are stepping our in faith, like missionaries to plant a church in Belvidere, Il.  Meadowland Church has agreed to release us from ministry, and send us out as Church Planters. We are in the process of filling out official paperwork with Converge MidAmerica, and very soon will begin fundraising to support this new work that God has called us to.  We believe God is calling us to plant a multigenerational, multiethnic, reproducing church in Belvidere that would strive to plant churches all across Boone County.

There have been a lot of emails, phone calls, and texts over the last few days, so I thought I would post the letter I wrote to my Meadowland Church family here on the blog.

You can also listen to the message from last Sunday called “Leaping into the arms of our fathers” by following his LINK which contains more details.

We would ask you to pray for our family and Meadowland Church during this new season of life and ministry.

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Tuesday Quotes: Steve Jobs on what you do for a living

While on vacation last week, I spent some time reading about Steve Jobs and the history of Apple.  I am a huge Apple fan, seriously, if Apple made a toilet I would probably buy it.  I was gripped by the passion Steve Jobs had for his work and the vision he had for his company.  So today’s quote of the day comes from Steve Jobs, enjoy!

 

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Tuesday Quotes: Robert Murray McCheyne on Transformation

Today’s quote comes from Robert Murray McCheyne  who was a minister in the Church of Scotland. Among many things,  McCheyne designed a system for reading through the Bible in one year.  His system for Bible reading is still very popular today and was included in D.A. Carson’s Bible Reading/Devotional Plan called For the Love of God.  

In reference to 2 Corinthians 3:18- And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.”, said the following:

“A glance at Christ will save, but it is the gazing at Christ that sanctifies.”

 

That got me thinking about things like focus, time management,  and intentional habits/routines which lead to the following questions:

- What routines or disciplines do have in place to help you focus on Jesus?

- When was the last time you DID or DID NOT do something because of what you read in the Bible?

- Is there time set aside in my daily schedule to focus or refocus on Christ? If the answer is yes, is it enough

-  What can be done to diminish distractions?

 

Would you join me in refocusing on Jesus?  

Hebrews 12:1-2: Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.