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Stichting Redeemer International Church (“Redeemer”) was founded on 6 June 2010 in The Hague. Shortly thereafter Redeemer was also registered as an ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling) with the Dutch Tax Authorities. As a consequence, anyone who gives money to the church can deduct that from their income or company tax, to the extent permitted by Dutch law.

Redeemer International Church started as an initiative of New Ground, a family of churches and a registered UK charity. Redeemer continues to have a close association with the New Ground family of churches throughout Europe.

On this page you will find all the documents as required by Dutch law that we are required to publish due to our registration as an ANBI.

Here you can find our latest Financial Statement 2016.

Stichting related Publications

Stichting Redeemer International Church

Stichting Redeemer International Church

RSIN: 822789322

The board consists of : Jason Dawn, Tom Kleinhout, Chris Taylor, and Tjitze Weststrate

The reporting of the profits, losses, and the bank balance to the board takes place on a monthly basis.

In this Redeeer LTPP you can find our Long Term Policy Plan for the church.

Purpose of the Stichting

The purpose of the church will be, in obedience with God’s infallible Word (“the Bible”), empowered by the Holy Spirit, to lead people to Jesus and His family, whereby coming to spiritual maturity and learning to exalt His name. In this they shall also be equipped to serve and to proclaim His Kingdom in the world.

The church will strive to attain this purpose through:

  • organizing meetings;
  • the provision of religious education in the broadest sense;
  • organizing missionary and evangelical activities;
  • various media, such as the distribution and/or provision of Christian literature;
  • other lawful means;
  • active involvement in different forms of social aid;
  • cooperation with other organizations that are striving toward the same goals.

The church bases its actions on the following confession of faith:

  1. Faith in the one and only living God, who exists for eternity in three persons in perfect unity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  2. God’s inspiration of the entire Bible, which is therefore reliable and the highest authority in all matters of faith and life; there is no error in all that it proclaims.
  3. Our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, born from a virgin, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitution and atonement, His bodily resurrection and ascension, His work as a mediator and His personal return in power and glory.
  4. The inner degeneration of men through the fall and the redemption of the sinner through faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, and His righteousness by grace, not by works but through faith in Him.
  5. The bodily resurrection of the dead; for the believers to everlasting life and for those who are lost, to judgment.
  6. The belief that Jesus commands baptism by full immersion and encourages the regular celebration of the Lord’s supper.
  7. The belief in the spiritual protection of the believers who remain in Christ, in the baptism of the Holy Spirit and the availability of the gifts of the Spirit for all believers.
  8. The work of God, the Holy Spirit, who enlightens the mind, and through rebirth works and lives in the believer, which enables the believer to live a holy life and to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
  9. The priesthood of all believers, who form together the universal church, the body of Christ, which consists of everybody that is born again and lives as such regardless of their connection with whatever denomination of church, of which Jesus is the head, and which through His commandment are required to preach the gospel in the whole world.
  10. The equipment of the Church through apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers.

Rewarding Policy

Redeemer currently employs seven people, being:

  • Chris Taylor – Lead Elder – Full Time
  • Tjitze Weststrate – Elder – Part Time
  • Joshua de Jong – Operations Manager – Part Time
  • Rhode Meijers – Administrator – Part Time
  • Pieter-Jan Boot – Pastoral Worker – Part Time
  • Christopher Appel – Missionary Pastor – Part Time
  • Stefan Dijkstra – Financial Administrator – Part Time

Employees’ remuneration is in line with equivalent roles in other churches and not-for-profit organisations, according to Dutch law and regulations. External advice has been taken into consideration.

Overview of Activities 2016

As elders of Redeemer International Church, we are very grateful to God for a wonderful 2016. As we have acted in line with our goals and objectives, we have seen much answer to prayer in terms of lives transformed, baptisms, healings, numerical and financial growth, and genuine community being built.

Events in Redeemer

The most important ongoing events in our church life continue to be the Sunday worship services, life groups and prayer meetings. These events form the basis of what we do.

We have seen our Sunday meetings grow from approx. 280 adults meeting every Sunday in January to 330 in December.

In addition to these events, in 2016 we had a number of separate large events in the church that we gave considerable focus and resources towards.

These events included:

  • An Easter celebration with 2 services.
  • Family Sundays
  • A social action week
  • Christmas Service

Delft Church Plant

Since we have started as a church we have always felt a call to multiply out in the cities surrounding us. In September 2016 we officially started our midweek gathering in Delft with the goal to launch as a church plant in the beginning of 2017.

Wider Connections

Redeemer is a part of the ‘New Ground’ church family. This connection is very important to us. In 2016 a large group from the church attended the Leadership Conference and the Connect Conference in the UK. These large conference gathering people from across the New Ground family of churches provided an excellent context of learning and building relationships beyond ourselves.

We were also well served by visiting speakers and leaders that visited the church.

Kids in Redeemer

In 2016 we saw the kids work grow and develop. Our Kids Ministry leader has been able to further build the team and see our kidswork have a stable 50 kids being served on average on a Sunday.

Community in Redeemer

Community life grew and developed in 2016. Because of organized (e.g. Sunday worship services and life groups) and ‘organic’ events (e.g. student lunches and informal gatherings), more people were able to connect with each other.

Leadership in Redeemer

Leadership development was a significant focus in Redeemer in 2016. We continued to host a satellite of the New Ground Academy with over 35 participants and with the planting into delft more focus was given to raising up and training more leaders in Delft.

Outreach and Care in Redeemer

In 2016 we were able to employ someone for outreach in the city of The Hague. Under her leadership we have been able to reach out to women in The Hague red light district, amongst other things.  Another visible result of that was a social action week in which the whole of the church served in many different area’s in the city.

Overview of Activities 2015

As elders of Redeemer International Church, we are very grateful to God for a wonderful 2015. As we have acted in line with our goals and objectives, we have seen much answer to prayer in terms of lives transformed, baptisms, healings, numerical and financial growth, and genuine community being built.

Events in Redeemer

The most important ongoing events in our church life continue to be the Sunday worship services, life groups and prayer meetings. These events form the basis of what we do.

We have seen our Sunday meetings grow from approx.200 adults meeting every Sunday in January to 280 in December.

In addition to these events, in 2015 we had a number of separate large events in the church that we gave considerable focus and resources towards.

These events included:

  • An Easter celebration
  • Two Christmas services
  • A five-year anniversary celebration
  • A Martin Smith concert

Wider Connections

Redeemer is a part of the ‘New Ground’ church family. This connection is very important to us. In 2015 a large group from the church attended ‘Ashburnham 2015’ in the UK. This large conference gathering people from across the New Ground family of churches provided an excellent context of learning and building relationships beyond ourselves.

We were also well served by visiting speakers and leaders that visited the church.

Kids in Redeemer

In 2015 we saw the kids work grow and develop. We were able to appoint our first Kids Ministry Leader. Together with her team, she was able to begin to build and strengthen new and existing kids teams.

Community in Redeemer

Community life grew and developed in 2015. Not only did community numerically grow but because of organized (e.g. Sunday worship services and life groups) and ‘organic’ events (e.g. student lunches and informal gatherings), more people were able to connect with each other.

Leadership in Redeemer

Leadership development was a significant focus in Redeemer in 2015. We began to host a satellite of the New Ground Academy with over twenty participants.

Outreach in Redeemer

We ran a successful Alpha course as a part of our outreach strategy.

Care in Redeemer

In 2015 we were able to employ someone for pastoral care in the church. Under his leadership we have begun to formulate a pastoral structure and care team. These things have enabled us to be able to serve people in the church more effectively.

Financial Statements

Financial Statement 2016

Executive Summary

During the year the work of the church was provided for by the grace of God and through the continued support of its members who gave generously their time, energy and financial resources. Total revenues in 2016 increased by 36,6% to €565.979 with the biggest growth coming from the regular donations of €476.854 followed by the generous donation of €50.280 on the annual Gift Day.

The church’s operating expenses amounted to €421,492 in 2016.

The main expenses categories are employment costs of €279.276 and housing (rental) expenses of €912.262 The rise in the employment costs already started in 2014-2015 and continued during 2016 with more people being on staff during the year.

More information can be found in our Financial Statement 2016

Financial Statement 2015

Executive Summary

During the year the work of the church was provided for by the grace of God and through the continued support of its members who gave generously their time, energy and financial resources. Total revenues in 2015 increased by 22% to €414,689 with the biggest growth coming from the regular donations of €348,744 followed by the generous donation of €35,308 on the annual Gift Day.

The church’s expenses exceeded the revenues and amounted to €429,234 in 2015, which represents a 36% annual increase. The biggest parts of it were employment costs of €210,071 and meeting expenses of €108,271.

A part of the Redeemer International Church mission is to help reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally in city of The Hague, nationally and internationally. We therefore continued to increase giving outside ourselves to €58,964 in 2015, which is a 37% increase on 2014. Most of our donations were done via the New Ground family of churches to which we belong. After the employment and meeting expenses, giving is the single largest category in our financial budget and we look forward to continue giving generously and joyfully.

After covering expenses and donations the church generated a net loss of €14,545 in 2015 which compares to a net income of €25,440 in 2014. Due to reserves built in prior years the church covered the loss from its reserve fund. Therefore, the retained earnings on the balance sheet of the church decreased to €13,238. The retained earnings together with the own capital of €32,230 amounted to a total equity position of €45,468 at the end of 2015.

By the grace of God, the Redeemer International Church remains in a good financial position to be able to account for potentially unexpected expenses and to respond in giving to the purposes which God might call us to.

Sincerely yours,
Chris Taylor on behalf of elders of the Redeemer International Church

Click the following link for the full report – Redeemer Financial Report 2015

Financial Statement 2014

Executive Summary

Redeemer International Church is made possible by the grace of God through the continued support of its members and visitors who generously gave their time, energy and money. Total revenues in 2014 amounted to €340,000, a 50% increase compared to the year before, with the biggest growth in members’ monthly giving (€286K) followed by ‘Gift Day’ donations (€48K).

The church’s expenses increased in line with its revenues, from €225K in 2013 to €315K in 2014, the majority of which was spent on employment costs (€140K) and venue hire (€94K). The main reasons for this increase were new staff appointments and the start of a second church service on Sunday evenings in the Nieuwe Kerk.

Our church’s mission is to reach people with the gospel of Jesus in The Hague as well as nationally and internationally. To help facilitate this, we continued to increase our donations to third parties and those in need to a total of €43K in 2014. We gave the largest part to the family of churches we are part of, which is called ‘New Ground’. Giving is thus a major part of our budget and we look forward to continue to give generously in the future.

After covering expenses and donations, the church generated €25K in net income over the year 2014, a significant increase from €2.3K in 2013. This figure remains on our balance sheet in the retained earnings category, which had a €26K balance as of the end of 2014.

By God’s grace, we will remain in a sound financial position to be able to account for unexpected expenses in the future and to respond when God calls us to future donations.

Sincerely yours,

Chris Taylor

on behalf of the elders of Redeemer

Click the following link for the full report – Redeemer Financial Report 2014.

Financial Statement 2013