Who We Are
Mobilizing the Community to Minister to the
Needy, so that Lives are Transformed
In the grace and power of Jesus Christ, thousands of people in Sonoma County have poured themselves out for the hungry and afflicted through the ministry of the Redwood Gospel Mission. And because of their efforts, a light has shown in the darkness. It is a light which is much more than the landmark neon “Jesus Saves” sign that lights up the corner of 6th and Wilson for the last 5 decades.
It is a light brought about by the transformed lives which have resulted from the ministries of all those who have poured themselves out. Beginning as a 14 bed shelter in 1963, the Mission now mobilizes the community to minister to the needy through a variety of homeless services, recovery programs, vocational training, jail ministries, outreach events and thrift store.
The Redwood Gospel Mission, in the grace and power of Jesus Christ, mobilizes our community to minister to the needy so that lives are transformed.
Redwood represents the geographical area of our service community, the “Redwood Empire.” We serve all of Sonoma County; also reaching out to the surrounding counties which have no Rescue Ministries.
Gospel is from the Latin word for good news. It is our desire to bring the good news of Christ’s salvation to everyone we serve and to bring the good news of hope for an improved life through the various services we provide.
Mission is not intended to imply simply a building. We define “Mission” as a purpose or aim. It is our objective or Mission, that lives would be transformed through mobilizing and equipping people in this community to minister to the needy, thus fulfilling the Gospel imperative “For in as much as ye did it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it unto Me.”
We envision a time when all gospel-centered churches in the North Bay area will have an effective, measurable, transformational ministry to the needy in partnership with the Redwood Gospel Mission.
We strive to be selfless, Christ-centered servants who embrace transformational community partnerships.
Statement Of Faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, in His birth through the Virgin Mary, in His sinless life, in His miracles,
In His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling, the Christian is enabled to lead a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, that those who are saved enjoy eternal life with God and those who are lost suffer eternal separation from him.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.