Redeemer Church is part of the Newfrontiers worldwide movement of churches, and more specifically we are part of the Relational Mission family of churches within that movement (Read the 'We Are Relational Mission' booklet here). Newfrontiers is a worldwide network of about 1500 churches churches in over 60 nations. Our key partner churches are The City Church and Hope Church. Hugh and Claire Pearce, who started the church, came from The City Church (Canterbury & Whitstable) where Hugh was one of the elders for 7 years before moving to Colchester. The City Church is a multi-site church, and Hugh was responsible for leading the first site (Whitstable) that was launched in 2011.
Relational Mission is a growing family of churches from different countries, led by Mike Betts and his team. Relational Mission is all about family - but not simply in the cosy sense of enjoying great relationships. It's also about reproducing itself, about passing on its DNA, seeing spiritual fathers and mothers raise spiritual sons and daughters. More formally, we think of this as multiplying apostolic spheres in the nations by raising up spiritual sons.