Ridge church

Values and Beliefs

The vision

"To create a church with the unchurched in mind"

The Mission

The role of any local church is to lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Heart

Our desire is to see lives eternally changed, marriages completely restored, addictions overcome, families healed, and hearts made whole. We strive to present the hope of Jesus through practical teaching, excellent worship, and creativity as we strive to fulfill our mission.

Core Values
Prioritize Love
We will live love before speaking truth.
Walk Together
We will connect relationally to grow spiritually.
Promote Unity
We will fight for unity around what matters most.
Grow Faith
We will never be satisfied with where we are.
Serve Passionately
We will provide for others what others have provided for us.
Leverage Influence
We will invest in the people around us.
Elevate Generosity
We will give a portion because Jesus gave his all.
Basic Beliefs

We believe that the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God for all people and that human authors were moved by the Spirit of God, through the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit, to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is truth without any error and is relevant to our daily lives.

We believe in one living and true God who reveals himself to us in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and human history. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, all-loving, and all-wise.

We believe that Jesus Christ is God the Son, the second member of the Trinity. He became flesh to reveal God to humanity and was put to death on a cross and was raised from the dead to provide the only way to salvation and a right relationship with God.

We believe the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, the third member of the Trinity. He enables the Christian to understand truth and convicts men of sin. He cultivates Christian character and provides comfort. He empowers the Christian and the church in worship, evangelism, and service by baptizing them into the body of Christ and filling them with spiritual gifts.

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him, but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.

We believe that we are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ and that his blood, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Salvation is a gift from God, not a result of our good works or of any human efforts. God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

We believe that all Christians should respond to the free gift of salvation with a life lived for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily walking in step with his Spirit, every believer should continue to grow and mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, a community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands. The church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying God by loving him and by making him known to a lost world.