Welcome to the official Red Door Community Church Application. The Red Door Community Church is located in Cockburn Central, Western Australia.
On the 3rd of June 2012, The Red Door Community Church opened its doors to a new adventure. Previously the community located here in Cockburn Central was known as the Southern Campus of Riverview Church. A decision by Riverview to release this campus to become its own independent community, saw Adam and Dale Meredith become the new Senior Ministers of The Red Door Community Church. As a community we desire to see His Kingdom come and His will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. For more information on The Red Door Community Church visit http://www.thereddoor.cc/
So why a red door?
In the book of Exodus in the Bible a story is told. A true story. A story about a man named Moses and a story about a people. A people called the Israelites. God’s people. God’s people who were broken and in bondage and who were crying for freedom. Freedom from Pharaoh and freedom from Egypt. So God sent Moses with a message for Pharaoh – “Let my people go”. But Pharaoh didn’t listen. So God sent plague after plague to help Pharaoh to listen. He still didn’t listen. So God sent a final plague which was more devastating than the other nine put together. Finally Pharaoh would listen.
The angel of death was sent to kill every first born in Egypt. In order for the Israelites to be spared from this plague God told them to paint the blood of a perfect lamb on the doorposts of their homes. The Red Door. This would be a sign to the angel of death to pass over their homes. So long as their doorposts were painted with blood their home would be a place of refuge when the plague came. They would be safe and they would be saved.
Now, skip forward a few thousand years to the story of Jesus. The story of His life. The story of His death. The story of Him conquering death. The death and the resurrection of Jesus is the completion of the Exodus story. Jesus is our perfect lamb and His blood was shed so that we all can be safe and be saved from death. He is our Red Door. In him we find salvation. We find refuge. We find hope. We find the answer.
Over the course of time a Red Door has meant many things but all with the same theme. In some countries a Red Door is a sign to travellers, to those lost and wandering, that here is a place of safety and refuge. A Red Door has signified that a house is paid for, debt free and clear. Red Doors were used in the Underground Railway where they were a sign of help and refuge to slaves escaping from America to freedom in Canada. Legend has it that Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Red Doors of Wittenberg Church launching the Reformation.
We have named our church The Red Door Community Church as a call. A clarion call to the believers of this community to live lives that are a doorway to the hope of Jesus. We may not be facing plagues such as those in the Exodus story but in our city there is a plague. A plague of brokenness. Behind the doors of the people of our city there is abuse, violence, addiction, quiet despair, depression, suicide, anger, fear, greed, mindless materialism, apathy, divorce, broken families, broken hearts, broken spirits, broken minds. Brokenness upon brokenness. Brokenness like a plague.
May the Red Doors of this church and may the lives of the people of this church be a marker of hope and refuge to all broken, lost, hurting, seeking, beautiful people. Broken lives made beautiful. A city made whole. A plague of brokenness destroyed by grace. Jesus.