Ministries



Worship | Sunday School | College & Career | Nursing Home | ESL | Wednesdays | 
Bible Studies | Fellowship | Youth Fellowship | Women of Redeemer


Worship

What to Expect in Worship

God has promised to meet with his people as we gather together to hear his voice and call upon his name. The Lord speaks to us in the reading and preaching of the Word; he signifies and seals to us the benefits of Christ in the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We respond with the singing of praises, the lifting up of prayers, and the giving of our tithes and offerings. God assures us of his heavenly blessing as we worship him in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24). At Redeemer OPC, we use both the Trinity Hymnal and the RPCNA Psalter in our singing. The Lord’s Supper is administered twice monthly: on the 2nd Lord’s Day (evening worship) and the last Lord’s Day (morning worship).

How to Approach God in Worship

The Bible teaches that God is supremely holy, and that we are utterly sinful; therefore we cannot stand before him in our guilty condition. But God, being rich in mercy, has demonstrated his love for sinners by sending his Son that we might be reconciled to him through the blood of the cross. Thus we can now approach the Lord with joyful reverence and heartfelt thanksgiving because we have peace with the Father through his Son, and have been given the gift of his Spirit. If you have not yet trusted Jesus Christ for salvation, our prayer is that today you will believe in him as you hear his redemptive work proclaimed. The pastor or an elder would be glad to speak to you and answer any questions about the Bible and the Gospel message.


Sunday School

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Redeemer OPC has Sunday school classes for all ages. Children and Youth study materials from Great Commissions Publications, a joint curriculum effort of the Presbyterian Church in America and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Our teachers instruct our covenant young people to learn how each story in the Bible ties in with the story of salvation and the kingdom of God.

Adult classes

  • Inquirer’s Class for those interested in learning about the basics of the gospel and our church’s teaching and practice, taught by an elder.
  • College and Career Class studying the book of Romans.
  • Adult Class rotating every quarter with topics on systematic, biblical, and practical theology. Recent classes have included The Book of Job, Outreach/Evangelism, Growing Older & Wiser, and The Book of Zephaniah.


College and Career

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One Sunday a month during the school year (September through May) there is a lunch hosted at the home of a member of ROPC for all those who are college and career age (approx 18-30). Look for the host family in the bulletin. There are also other times of fellowship and activities throughout the year.


Nursing Home

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On the third Sunday of every month at 2 pm, members of Redeemer visit residents at a local nursing home, The Village (4381 Tonawanda Trl. Beavercreek) and hold a service in which we sing hymns, share a short gospel-centered devotional message, and pray with and for the residents. Following this we spend some time conversing with the residents who attend, several of whom have come to our service for many years. This is a great opportunity for individuals and families to show the warmth of Christian love and witness to our neighbors. They are always happy to see visitors – particularly children!


English as a Second Language

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On Thursday evenings 6:45 – 8:45 from September through May, we offer free English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to all internationals in our area who desire to improve their English skills. We also have a Thanksgiving Banquet and Program for them and anyone at ROPC on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Other social events such as parties and picnics are organized throughout the year. Assistance is welcome for: making homemade goodies for Thursday evenings, befriending an international, helping at the banquet or another social time.


Wednesday Evening

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During the school year (September-May), prayer meeting is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm at the church building. (All are invited to a fellowship dinner served at 5:45 pm) After singing and praying together, adults study through a book of the Bible, and children are instructed in the catechism.

In the summertime, we meet for “Family Nights at the Park” at Lofino Park (640 Grange Hall Rd., Beavercreek, OH) At 5:30 pm, bring your own picnic dinner and eat together. At 6:30 pm there will be singing, a devotional, and prayer time. The theme for the Bible studies have been such topics as the Holy Spirit, the Parables of Jesus, the Lives of the Patriarchs, the Prophets, and the Book of Proverbs.


Men’s/Women’s Studies

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On Tuesday mornings (9:30-11:30am) and evenings (6:30-8:30pm), women meet for a time of fellowship, prayer and Bible study. Babysitting is provided at the morning study which meets at the church building; the evening study meets in a home.

Men’s Discipleship rotates between 1) reading of Christian books and discussion of theology, as well as getting to know other men in the church and 2) focusing on officer training by a study of the Westminster Confession and the OPC’s Book of Church Order. Information about the meetings will be distributed by email, and published in the bulletin when the group is in session.


Fellowship

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Monthly Luncheon

On the last Sunday of each month (in which we also celebrate the Lord’s Supper in morning worship), we have a fellowship lunch in the Lower Social Hall immediately following the Sunday school hour. Guests are always welcome. Members and friends are asked to bring a main dish and a side dish such as a salad, vegetable or dessert to share.

Circle of 8 Fellowship Groups

Circle of 8 is a voluntary program where 8 adults (plus kids) get together at least once per month and have fun. The meetings can be dinner, games, bowling, fishing, anything! The idea is that each family (or single) will plan/host a monthly event. The desire or ability to host is not at all required to participate. New groups are assigned twice a year.


Youth Fellowship

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Vision: In order to foster an environment of fellowship among the youth of the church, a time of study, fellowship, and service will be held on a regular basis (Heb 10:24-25). This time of fellowship will not take the place of Biblical instruction in the home, but will supplement it. The purpose of Youth Fellowship is to encourage one another in our respective walks with the Lord in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity (1 Timothy 4:12) in order to teach and admonish one another that the word of Christ will richly dwell in us (Colossians 3:16). This group is under the supervision of the Redeemer OPC elders.

  • "24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." - Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
  • "Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12 (ESV)
  • "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." - Colossians 3:16 (ESV)

Get Involved: Of course all are invited to worship with us at 9:30am every Sunday morning. Sunday school is held every Sunday after the service at 11:10am for both junior high and high school ages. There is a monthly youth meeting on the 1st Wednesday night of each month. This gathering takes place from 5:45pm to 7:30pm, beginning with dinner. The evening includes a devotional, discussion time, and prayer followed by some fun and games. Once a quarter a youth fellowship night is hosted in the home of one of our Redeemer families.

Upcoming Activities: Contact Matthew Benefiel or Chris Martinez for further details.


Women of Redeemer

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The purposes of the Women of Redeemer organization include providing service opportunities, fellowship and encouragement (1 Timothy 4:10, Titus 2:3-5), assist in the work of the church, and support and establish awareness of the OPC mission works.

The Women of Redeemer (WoR) are under the oversight of the Session. Every two years a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are elected.

All members or regular attenders are welcome to attend our quarterly meetings. Meetings are held the 2nd Monday of February, May, August and November, unless announced otherwise. Devotional and snack included!

Committees are formed for services within the congregation and the outreach includes Discipleship, Missions, College Students & Military, Welcome/Farewell, Kitchen, Decorations, Sunshine, Meal Train, Nursery and Social (including showers).

There are many ways to get involved at Redeemer! If you want to get involved immediately, there are clipboards for sign-ups located in the lower fellowship hall along the back wall (on top of the rolling cart).