Redeemer Downtown is launching a new congregation — Downtown LAB (DT LAB) — in the Madison Square Park neighborhood.
The new Downtown congregation will meet on Wednesday nights (7 to 8:45 p.m.) at Baruch College's Mason Hall (17 Lexington Ave, btwn 22nd and 23rd) and will seek to serve and connect with the college students and young professionals in this neighborhood. It will also provide regular opportunities to bring a friend to experience a welcoming community, to worship with modern music and to hear a gospel message.
DT LAB will invest deeply in the lives of its congregants to see them flourish spiritually and equip them to live out the gospel in their relationships, workplaces and neighborhoods. As the name LAB connotes, our new congregation will not be church as usual. We will look to innovate, try new things and create a community and worship space that is inviting to a wide variety of people and backgrounds. We invite you to join us as we discover new ways to experience the gospel, not just for our own benefit, but to enhance the lives of everyone in the Madison Square Park neighborhood.
Vision Night — Wednesday, November 7
Want to learn more about DT LAB? Come to Vision Night, where the team will discuss their vision and values for the new mid-week congregation. All are welcome. 7 p.m. Baruch College's Mason Hall. Email [email protected] for more details.
Soft Launch — Wednesday, November 14
Before the official launch, come experience an incredible night of worship. Gospel and R&B singer Liz Vice will also be performing and giving a short talk on her journey as an artist. All are welcome. 7 p.m. Baruch College's Mason Hall (17 Lexington Ave — Entrance on E. 23rd). Email [email protected] for more details.
Want to be part of the team?
We're looking for Redeemer Downtown congregants who are committed to serving this neighborhood by making this your home congregation. If you have prayerfully considered joining this congregation and feel that God is calling you to be a part it, we'd love to hear from you. Email [email protected].
Forming community and training together
In preparation for the launch we will be have an eight-week Catalyst series during the 5 p.m. service from September through November. Every week, our pastoral team will give a Catalyst Talk on a specific theme, and there will be staff-led discussions after service. All this will help prepare the Downtown congregation with the opportunity to be trained through a Gospel in Life curriculum, in order to form a new community. We encourage you to join us for the weekly Catalyst service starting September 30. Email [email protected] for more details.
|7:00 - 8:45||LAB team discusses vision and values||Mason Hall|
|Wed., 11/14||"Soft" Launch||7:00 - 8:45||Experience LAB with singer Liz Vice||Mason Hall|
|Wed., 11/28||Launch!||7:00 - 8:45||The first official LAB service!||Mason Hall|