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History of Redeemer University: Themes


Each academic year at Redeemer a theme is chosen from a Bible verse or from a concept of life in service to Christ and for that year, that theme is intentionally explored, remembered and displayed by the Redeemer community. The direction of Chapel for the year will be focused on the overarching theme and will dive into what the specific Scripture or concept means for Redeemer students, faculty and staff, and how they can see it play out evidently in their lives.


The theme of the year is only one piece of what it means to follow Christ and serve His kingdom, but with each year comes the understanding and knowledge of one more piece that builds into the community at Redeemer. 

1983-1990

1983 - Proverbs 2:1-6

1985 - One Body, Many Parts (1 Corinthians12:12-20, 26)

1989 - Living a Vision (Isaiah 40:31)

1990 - The Spirit (2 Timothy 1:7)

1991-2000

1991 - Knowing and Defending Him (Jeremiah 22:16)

1993 - "..to me, to live is Christ" (Philippians 1:21a)

1997 - In the Kingdom Coming (Psalm 46:4)

1998 - I will not forget you; you are engraved on the palms of my hands (Isaiah 49:15b-16a)

1999 - Great is the Lord (Psalm 145:3)

2000 - The Truth Shall Set You You Free (John 8:32)

2001-2010

2003 - Celebrating God's Faithfulness (Psalm 145:13b)

2004 - Taking Every Thought Captive to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)

2006 - Ambassadors of Christ's Reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:20-21)

2007 - Rooted in Love (Ephesians 3:17)

2010 - The Truth Will Set You Free 

2011-2021

2011 - Pray without Ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

2012 - Come Unto Me (Matthew 11:28)

2013 - All Things Held in Christ (Colossians 1:17)

2014 - Rooted in the Tree of Life

2015 - How Wide, How Long, How High, How Deep is Christ's Love (Ephesians 3:17-19)

2016 - The Witness of Fruitful Season (Acts 14:17)

2018 - Your Kingdom Come (Matthew 6:10)

2019 - Here I Am...Send Me (Exodus 3:4)

2020 - Come and See (John 1:39)

2021 - "My grace is sufficient for you" (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Themes Without Pages

1996 - The Free are Free to Serve (Galatians 5:13)


2002 - Faith Into Action (James 2:14-26)


2005 - Give Me An Undivided Heart (Psalms 86:11)


2008 - Great is God's Faithfulness


2009 - God's Power Made Perfect in Our Weakness

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