Redeemer’s mission is to make Jesus’ invisible kingdom visible in Winter Haven and the world. One of the ways that we can play a part in God’s redeeming of Winter Haven is through serving our community. Below are our missional partners and a brief description about their work.
Heart for Winter Haven
Heart for Winter Haven is a faith-based, non-profit committed to building a connected community of churches, non-profits and businesses that can take better care of vulnerable people in our community. They have a volunteer center called VOLUNTEERhere! that is located in downtown Winter Haven.
LifeChoice Pregnancy Center
LifeChoice Pregnancy Center is a ministry devoted to building relationships and sharing the gospel with women who experience unplanned pregnancies and are considering abortion. LifeChoice offers pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, post-abortion counseling, and material resources through a program called “Earn While You Learn.” If you are interested in volunteering with LifeChoice, call Vicki Lynn at 863-293-0955.
Elbert Elementary School
Located across Dundee Road from Redeemer’s facilities, Elbert welcomes volunteers who desire to mentor students, tutor in reading and math, work in classrooms, or just come read a book to a group of students. You must be an approved volunteer with the Polk School District – if interested contact Rachel Lutz.
Idols Aside Ministries
The mission of Idols Aside is to establish strong relationships, provide continual discipleship and guidance while modeling Christ through sports camps, hunting retreats and educating, encouraging and empowering the body of Christ to reach the fatherless through whatever platform/passion God has entrusted to them.
Faith Xtreme reaches kids through evangelism, disciples them in God's Word, and provides opportunities for them to serve Jesus by serving others. Their facility, the Refuge, provides a safe place for these kids in the midst of an at-risk community; our pantry provides free food and clothing to meet the physical needs of families.
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
Reformed University Fellowship is our denomination's on-campus ministry. More than just a ministry on the university campus, RUF seeks to be a ministry for the university. We strive to serve in this unique stage of a student’s life in the world they live in, exploring together how the Lordship of Christ informs every area of life. Currently, we support the RUF at FSU and RUF at USF.
Renew Polk was birthed out of the church planting efforts of Trinity Presbyterian Church and her daughter churches. Renew Polk was formed - to create the infrastructure (funding and resourcing) necessary for aggressive church planting in Polk County for the next 20 years (and beyond). Our pastor, Drew Bennett, is the executive director of Renew Polk.
Florida Church Planting Network
Founded in 2011, the Florida Church Planting Network is made up of over 40 churches across four presbyteries with the goal of planting reproducing churches throughout the state of Florida. Their vision is to see a gospel-centered church planted and flourishing in each Florida community. Our pastor, Drew Bennett, is the executive director of Renew Polk.