How We Serve
Part of what makes Redeemer a vibrant church is the generous volunteerism that powers it. Over time, people find themselves called—or just curious—to get more involved, either in our church itself, or in some of the ways we try to serve our local community and the world.
We invite you to explore the different ways you can volunteer at Redeemer. A great place to start is talking to our Getting Connected team members; you'll find them wearing blue nametags after both the 9:30am and 11:15am services, ready to answer your questions.
Learn more about some of the work we're doing by clicking the links below.
Care and Justice
Jesus lived a life of radical compassion, and sought to reveal God's coming Kingdom by pushing back against the injustices of the world he lived in.
We believe he calls on us to do the same.
We are a 'hands on' church that wants to contribute back to our neighbourhood and beyond. Thanks to dedicated members, we have created and nurtured a number of active programs and we're always interested to see what you'll want to do next.
Our drop-in program is designed to serve those in our neighbourhood who are struggling to find work and stable adequate housing, and related challenges. It is a safe place that offers some shelter, a warm meal and good company. The program brings together staff, volunteers and donors.
In 2014, in the midst of a growing global refugee crisis, volunteers from the Redeemer organized a program to sponsor refugees hoping to make Toronto their home.
Find out more about their work and how you can help
Our ecospirituality group — Creation Matters — meets regularly to learn and reflect on the state of creation, and to increase awareness of creation within the church.
Find out more about how you can get involved
Our Aboriginal Issues Working Group is made up of parishioners and friends who are interested in the complex and myriad issues surrounding Indigenous Canadians, and in particular relating to our urban Indigenous neighbours.
Learn more about their work and how you can get involved
Serving @ Redeemer
As an active church, the Redeemer has a number of programs, projects and functions that depend on volunteers.
If you're interested in ways you can get involved, or are feeling a call to contribute and deepen your walk with our community, we would love to hear from you.
There are many ways to contribute to Redeemer's services, from greeting newcomers, reading scripture, and more. Additionally, dedicated volunteers are at the heart of our Kids @ Redeemer program during Sunday morning's 9:30am service throughout the school year. If you feel called to take a deeper role in our services, please get in touch.
Our Pastoral Care team assists clergy in caring for those in our community in need of support and connection.
Ready to find your place?
Our Getting Connected team members are happy to explore the different ways you can volunteer at Redeemer and help you find the right place for you; you'll find them wearing blue nametags after both the 9:30am and 11:15am services, ready to answer your questions.
Our church and the work that we undertake relies on the financial generosity of its members, neighbours and supporters. We are called to continue that work and are continually grateful and humbled by the support you offer.
If you are feeling called to contribute financially, we invite you to learn more about ways you can help.
Leadership, boards and committees
Our church is governed by both our Board of Management and our Advisory Board, and at any time there are a number of standing committees providing leadership and oversight on various operations, programs and projects.
If the Redeemer has begun to feel like a church you could call home, and you'd like to contribute to its direction, please reach out to start a conversation.