There are a couple different ways in which you can give to the work and mission of Redemption Hill.
- Redemption Hill Family - For those who are part of the Redemption Hill please click here and under the drop-down menu for Account please select *Tithes and Offerings*.
- Outside Givers - For those who would like to support the Cousineaus or the mission and vision of Redemption Hill, please follow this link and under the drop-down menu for Account please select *pastoral support*. You can also set up your home bill pay, or send a check to Redemption Hill 9 North River Road Box 508. Auburn, Maine 04210
Please see below to see the vision and mission or Redemption Hill and to read about the recent changes in the Cousineau's life to move them to full time ministry within Redemption Hill.
Normal people, living normal lives, with gospel intentionality
The majority of new church plants seek out funding before they head out and launch a church. God has lead us to do things differently with Redemption Hill. Three years ago I transitioned from full-time vocational ministry into bi-vocational church planting. God provided a job to cover 50%-60% of my family’s needs. The past three years have included some of the best church plant training one could get. We spent the first year (2012) building a core team and clarifying what God is calling us to do as a church family. The past two years (2013-14) we opened the doors of Redemption Hill to anyone and everyone and officially launched as a church that gathers in the midst of the poorest neighborhood north of Boston.
Now that we have spent 3 years making disciples, launching missional communities, and clarifying who God wants Redemption Hill to be, we are seeking to raise funds to meet the needs for the next 2-3 years of our church plant. God has given our leadership team and my family clarity and unity that He wants me to be free to focus my time on Redemption Hill and the different things He has for us as a church family by transiting me into full-time paid equipping ministry. Even though God has blessed our church family with generous givers, due to the demographic we are reaching and the age of our young plant, being self-sustaining is unattainable at this point.
The heart behind Redemption Hill is that we would be a church plant that plants many churches— that we would have men and women who live and love Jesus more than anything in the world. This is another reason we feel the time is right for us to seek funding as we work on a residency program, internships, building missional communities, and working with other area churches to catalyze church planting in Maine and beyond. All of this adds up to the need for people and church like you to come alongside us and help us fulfill what God is calling us to do.
The plan and simple of it is starting February 2015, I will no longer be employed part time at my second job. We will be trusting that God has the remaining $1,700 a month that we need and that He knows just how He will provided this for us. What we are looking for is you to join us in praying that God would provide what we need to help us cover our monthly bills. All of this is to equip the saints for ministry in Maine, New England and beyond.
Our hope and goal is to see 1 missional community per 1,000 people in the greater LA area, for a total of 100-125 missional communities.
The Cousineau’s (Josh, Anna, & their children) planted Redemption Hill in the Lewiston/Auburn area in January of 2012.
A graduate from New England Bible College with a bachelors in Theology and Christian Ministry. Josh and Anna have been married 12 years and have 4 children (Braden 9, Tanner 7, Nya 4 and Hudson 2 along with a 1 yr old foster daughter). Josh has been working part time for a video production company for 2 years to help make ends meet for his family.
WHAT SOME LEADERS HAVE TO SAY
“It has been a joy to work with Josh as I have come to see his passion for Jesus and his church overflow into all he does. Josh has a clear vision and a compelling call to this work and it is evident that God has gifted him to accomplish it. I look forward to seeing this part of our country saturated with Gospel-centered disciples on mission and I believe Josh will be a key leader in that work.”
“In serving under Josh Cousineau's direction at two conferences he's organized and connecting with him as a friend and as a co-laborer in our shared burden for mission in New England, I have come to admire his vision and diligence in seeing it realized. Josh is a born leader; that much is obvious to anyone who spends any time with him. His gifting is tremendous, his passion contagious, and his calling evident. Best of all, however, Josh loves Jesus and is in awe of God's gospel.”
“As an organizer, Josh has demonstrated strategic vision and genuine helpfulness. Hundreds of people from throughout New England and the Maritimes have benefited from his risk-taking, bringing gospel-centered influencers to our region when many have said it would not work.”
Boasting 4 college campuses, and the largest Somali population per-capita in the nation; there is a vast melting pot of different cultures and lifestyles. From business enterprises to blue-collar, farmers, and everything in between’ the ethnic landscape LA is vast. In the midst of this diversity God has opened up the doors for us to minister weekly on a local college campus, interact with the refugee community, and serve many through our missional communities. Even though we have become the least churched region in America—with only approximately 5% of the population attending—Jesus is here and there is a true gospel renewal happening in His church.
Currently Redemption Hill is made up of 4 missional communities with roughly 50-70 adults involved and around 45 kids. They gather throughout the greater LA area and together each Sunday for building up, edification and growth as a church family. At the core of Redemption Hill, we want to be a generous church, because Jesus has been generous to us. In the first 3 years we have given almost $30,000 away to either church planting, leadership training or missions work throughout New England and the world. This is part of our commitment to give away 20% of everything that we receive and send out leaders to plant churches.
Our hope and goal is to see 1 missional community per 1,000 people in the greater LA area, for a total of 100-125 missional communities. We cannot do this alone and are partnering with other churches and networks to see this happen not only in LA, but also across all of New England.