Welcome to The Ridge! We are so excited that you are interested in getting connected to our church. We know that coming to a new place can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. We want to make sure that you are able to get connected here with as much ease as possible. To help with this process we offer a few of ways to help with the connection process.
First, we invite you to contact a staff or elder and grab coffee or lunch with them. They would like the opportunity to get to know you and answer any questions you might have. To request a newcomer meeting contact us.
Second, we invite you to our membership class. We believe participation in membership is important. If you desire to commit to membership we want to invite you to join us for our membership class. We ask that you pick up a membership notebook and read through the introduction section before attending the class. You can see when our next class is, and sign up, here.
Third, we invite you to get in a LIFEgroup. LIFEgroups are small groups for singles and married adults. Our greatest desire at The Ridge is for you to have a growing relationship with Jesus. LIFEgroups are the place to be continually challenged in our pursuit of a life-changing relationship with Jesus. They are also the place where relationships are built, as care and accountability occurs. You can learn more about our current Lifegroups here.
Qualifications for Membership
Individuals may present themselves for membership upon making a profession of personal faith in Jesus Christ. Each potential new member must:
1) Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be baptized. We ask that each new member share their story of faith in Jesus with an Elder or Staff member.
2) Agree with the essential beliefs of The Ridge Church (see Our Beliefs).
3) Attend the church’s Membership class.
Expectations of a Member
At The Ridge Church we desire members to commit themselves to the Lord and to other members through the following:
- Faithfully attending (Hebrews 10:25)
- Living as a commited follower of Christ (Luke 9:23)
- Committing to community with other members (Acts 2:42)
- Following leadership (John 21:15-16)
- Praying for the church's health and impact (1 Thessalonians 1:1-3)
- Welcoming guests (Romans 15:7)
- Praying for the salvation of others (1 Timothy 2:1, 4)
- Sharing your faith with others (1 Peter 3:15)
- Affirming and committing your life to the Scriptures (2 Timothy 3:16)
- Being equipped (Ephesians 4:11-13)
- Discover and use your gifts and talents (1 Peter 4:10, Ephesians 4:11-12)
- Giving graciously with joy (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
- Seeking to grow in maturity (Hebrews 5:12-14)
- Handling confliect Biblically (Romans 12:18, Matthew 7:3-5, Galatians 6:1, Matthew 18:15-17)