Planting churches is exciting work. Seeing those churches grow into thriving, fruitful communities is rewarding beyond measure! A recent visit to Redemption Church in the heart of San Francisco revealed a community of people committed to God, each other, and living out the gospel in their city. One attendee commented, "The gospel is what kept me coming back. No matter what the sermon is, Christ is the centerpiece."

Redemption brings to mind the words of the apostle John, when he wrote, "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in truth." Watching Redemption launch, grow, face challenges, and bear witness to the truth of the gospel is encouraging for all of us who want to see Jesus lifted high.