Calling all laborers, help is still needed at the new, future site of Redemption Church Alhambra.
A few weeks ago, we made the big announcement that American Evangelical Lutheran will be dissolving and joining into the Redemption Alhambra family in the coming months—also gifting us their campus near 19th Avenue and Indian School Road in Phoenix.
The new site, established nearly 50 years ago, is in its second week of clean-up and initial prep work for renovations. While a capital campaign for the project is set to launch soon, we ask and pray for help with work, finances, donations and much prayer.
“What we are seeing is a move of God,” said Redemption Alhambra Pastor Aaron Dailey. “This has been nothing that we could plan, strategize or form, which only leads us to one conclusion: God’s graciously and sovereignly putting together what He desires.”
Months ago, the members at American Evangelical reached out to us with a revitalized ministry in mind. After much conversation, it was clear that God was forming something. Redemption does not seek out to acquire churches, we truly know and believe that God was stirring up this exciting union at just the right time. Shortly before, we had also announced Kineo Church would also be joining our Redemption Alhambra family.
Amidst so much change and transition within Redemption Alhambra, our position should be dependency on Christ, and our aim is to continue on this sprint laid before us.
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“With churches leaving the area, to ‘safer, healthier, and more prosperous’ neighborhoods, I believe God is wanting to build and renew His church here in Alhambra in order for them to be active in renewing this community,” Pastor Aaron said.
American Lutheran was started about 65 years ago, back when the area was considered a suburb. As it became an inner city, overran with brokenness, people moved out. Still, that faithful group of Gospel believers have stayed for years with a heart for mission and ministry. Now, they’ve joined us passed this campus over to us to carry on Gospel ministry.
“This is humbling, and such a miracle,” Pastor Aaron added.
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