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iWitness, is not just a catchy phrase, but a statement about one’s life, purpose and mission. Jesus calls those who have been empowered by the Holy Spirit, My witnesses. They are those who belong to Jesus and are called to testify to the truth of who Jesus is with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit (John 14.26; 1 Peter 3.15). The breadth and length of this witness goes from one’s home, to their sphere of influence in their own neighborhood, to twenty minutes away to their workplace and even beyond the sea to foreign lands. Here at The Ridge we believe our purpose is to live a life for the glory of God. It is what we were created for. Our mission is to be disciples and make disciples for the glory of God (Matthew 28.18-20). We believe we are to be learners and followers of Jesus, who make disciples, influencing and teaching others who do not know Jesus. As we hone in our Vision Compass for the next two years we desire to focus in on being Jesus’ witnesses.

iWitness, is not just a catchy phrase, but a statement about one’s life, purpose and mission. Jesus calls those who have been empowered by the Holy Spirit, My witnesses. They are those who belong to Jesus and are called to testify to the truth of who Jesus is with the empowerment of the Holy Spirit (John 14.26; 1 Peter 3.15). The breadth and length of this witness goes from one’s home, to their sphere of influence in their own neighborhood, to twenty minutes away to their workplace and even beyond the sea to foreign lands.

Here at The Ridge we believe our purpose is to live a life for the glory of God. It is what we were created for. Our mission is to be disciples and make disciples for the glory of God (Matthew 28.18-20). We believe we are to be learners and followers of Jesus, who make disciples, influencing and teaching others who do not know Jesus.

As we hone in our Vision Compass for the next two years we desire to focus in on being Jesus’ witnesses. Jesus gave a brief account of His life’s purpose in Luke 19.10 saying, For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost. Jesus was sent by the Father from the glory of heaven and willingly entered the darkness of rebellion here on earth to shine the light of the life that can only be found in Him. This was central to the mission that Jesus came to accomplish. It is central to the mission that He has for us as well. In John 20.21 Jesus says to His disciples, as the Father has sent Me, I also send you. We are sent ones called to bring the hope of the light of the life that can be found in Jesus alone (Matthew 5.16; Mark 5.36; John 4.41; 17.8; Acts 4.12).

Our desire at The Ridge is to see lives turned around to follow Jesus. God uses you and I to be Jesus’ witness to bring such change through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit. So, our Vision Compass is set and aligned with the very passion and mission of Jesus, to seek and save that which is lost. So, let’s hear the words of Jesus some two thousand years ago echo in our minds and vibrate in our hearts and truly embrace and embody His words, you are My witnesses as we journey together the next two years.

January 29, 2017

Acts 29

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Witness Passage: Acts 28:11–28:31

January 22, 2017

The Risk-filled Life

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Risk Passage: Acts 23:11–28:16

January 8, 2017

Cause of Christ

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Evangelism Passage: Acts 21:15–26:23

November 20, 2016

The Lord's Will Be Done

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Passage: Acts 21:1–21:14

November 13, 2016

Bound in the Spirit

Speaker: David Bird Series: iWitness Topic: Purpose Passage: Acts 20:17–20:38

November 6, 2016

When God Changes Our Direction

Speaker: David Bird Series: iWitness Topic: Discipleship Passage: Acts 20:1–20:16

October 30, 2016

Soul Idolatry: It's Effects and Savior

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Evangelism Passage: Acts 19:21–19:41

October 23, 2016

The Prevailing Gospel

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Gospel Passage: Acts 19:8–19:20

October 16, 2016

What the World Needs Desperately

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Holy Spirit Passage: Acts 18:23–9:7

October 9, 2016

Jesus Uses our Weakness to Witness

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Witness Passage: Acts 18:1–18:22

September 25, 2016

Who is your one?

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Evangelism Passage: Acts 17:1–17:15

September 18, 2016

Turning this World the Right Way Up

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Christ and Culture Passage: Acts 16:11–16:40

September 11, 2016

A Passion to Make Disciples

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Evangelism Passage: Acts 15:35–16:10

September 4, 2016

Ruins Rebuilt to Reach the World

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Mission Passage: Acts 15:13–15:35

August 28, 2016

The Gospel of Grace

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Gospel Passage: Acts 15:1–15:12

August 21, 2016

What Matters Most: Building Up the Soul

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Discipleship Passage: Acts 14:19–14:28

August 14, 2016

Laying the Groundwork for the Gospel

Speaker: David Bird Series: iWitness Topic: Gospel Passage: Acts 14:1–14:18

August 7, 2016

The Gospel is for Everyone

Speaker: David Bird Series: iWitness Topic: Mission Passage: Acts 13:44–13:52

July 31, 2016

Know God and His Son Jesus

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Freedom Passage: Acts 13:13–13:43

July 24, 2016

Encouragement for the Journey

Speaker: Matt McKinney Series: iWitness Topic: Discipleship Passage: Acts 13:1–13:12

July 17, 2016

Politics, Parasites, and Progress

Speaker: Scott Berthel Series: iWitness Topic: Discipleship Passage: Acts 12:20–12:25

July 10, 2016

Life, Purpose, Mission

Speaker: Ysavel Medina Series: iWitness Topic: Discipleship Passage: Acts 12:1–12:19

July 3, 2016

The Grace of God

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Grace Passage: Acts 11:23–11:23

June 26, 2016

Sent

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Mission Passage: Acts 11:19–11:30

June 19, 2016

Breaking Down Barriers

Series: iWitness Topic: Gospel Passage: Acts 10:1–11:18

June 12, 2016

Jesus Turns Things Around

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Hope Passage: Acts 9:31–9:43

May 29, 2016

Hope In Amazing Grace

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Evangelism Passage: Acts 9:1–9:19

May 22, 2016

The Mission of God - Ready, Set, Go

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Evangelism Passage: Acts 8:25–8:40

May 15, 2016

A True and Committed Disciple

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Mission Passage: Acts 8:1–8:24

May 8, 2016

Portraits of God

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Mercy Passage: Acts 7:1–7:60

May 1, 2016

The Spirit-Empowered Church

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Church Passage: Acts 6:1–6:15

April 24, 2016

One Hit Wonder?

Speaker: David Bird Series: iWitness Topic: Holiness Passage: Acts 5:33–5:42

April 17, 2016

Filling the City with Jesus

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Church Passage: Acts 5:12–5:32

April 10, 2016

The Community of One Heart and Soul

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: community Passage: Acts 4:32–5:11

April 3, 2016

A Bold Witness

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Witness Passage: Acts 4:13–4:28

March 13, 2016

Our Great Hope

Speaker: David Bird Series: iWitness Topic: Gospel Passage: Acts 4:1–4:12

March 6, 2016

Reality Check

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Gospel Passage: Acts 3:17–3:26

February 28, 2016

All About Jesus

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Jesus Passage: Acts 3:1–3:16

February 21, 2016

The Church, A New Society

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Church Passage: Acts 2:42–2:47

February 14, 2016

Jesus Builds His Church

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Church Passage: Acts 2:37–2:47

February 7, 2016

Captivated by Jesus In These Last Days

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Holy Spirit Passage: Acts 2:14–2:39

January 31, 2016

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Holy Spirit Passage: Acts 2:1–2:13

January 24, 2016

Living on the Verge

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Prayer Passage: Acts 1:12–1:26

January 17, 2016

On Top of the World

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Witness Passage: Acts 1:9–1:11

January 10, 2016

Jesus' Witnesses

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Witness Passage: Acts 1:1–1:8

January 3, 2016

Wonder to Witness

Speaker: Jerry Witham Series: iWitness Topic: Witness Passage: Isaiah 43:10–43:13