Monday, May 21, 2012

She picked a great super power!

I'm often amazed at how much children understand when it comes to God. At times their capacity to believe seems to out pace those of us who are "adults". I don't think it's a coincidence that Jesus said we should approach him with "faith like a child". This is another great example of how big of a difference the investment of your time, abilities, and resources are making. Thanks to all of you who continually invest your life in something that will outlast it!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

You never know who is watching!

As Lily shared her story I couldn't help but go back a few months in my mind to the moment I had the privilege of baptizing her grandmother. Forgiveness is powerful and it spans generations. Every person, every generation, every race, every socioeconomic group longs for forgiveness and acceptance. AND through Jesus that forgiveness is available to every person, every generation, every race, and every socioeconomic group! I hope the dispensing of and receiving of forgiveness becomes an epidemic in our city! Enjoy Lily's video:

FBC - Lily Williams from Ridge Church on Vimeo.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Life is different for this family!

I had the privilege of baptizing Claira recently and I absolutely love her story for many reasons but one of those reasons is the fact that her mom was the first person that we ever baptized at Ridge Church. What a privilege to be able to see every person in her family put their faith in Jesus. Thanks to all of you that have helped create and fund environments where this type of life change happens! Enjoy Claira's video:

FBC - Claira Seighman from Ridge Church on Vimeo.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Last Chance: Demolition Work Days!

Last chance to knock things down and in the process move our mission forward! We found a way to open up more space in Waumba (babies-preschool) and Upstreet (elementary age) environments so we need to demo about four more walls and demo the remaining electrical wiring. We need people to take down walls and we need a highly motivated clean up crew. We will likely fill an entire dumpster. This will require at least 20 people per night in order to complete it in two nights. If your community group normally meets on Wednesday or Thursday night maybe your entire group could join us. We'll have gloves, safety glasses, dust masks, dinner and drinks on site. If you have any of these items bring them: hammers, sledge hammers, saws all's, drills, brooms, shovels, wheel barrels, crow bars, and magnets for nail pick up. ADULTS ONLY on this one please!!

Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday May 10th  from 5-8:30 PM
RSVP Let us know if you think you will be able to help by emailing Melissa at

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Now that's what I signed up for!

Monday night 80+ people gathered together for what will definitely go down as a historic night for Ridge Church. We spent time begging God for the miraculous in something we called "Advance 30". It was an incredible time of prayer, worship, and communion but it was just the kick off. For the month of May we have invited the leaders of Ridge Church to devote themselves to a very strategic season of prayer and fasting. The night got it's name from Matthew 11:12 "From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it." Now that's what I signed up for! Not a desk job or church job... I want to be a part of a powerful (not passive) advance of God's kingdom and God's purposes here on earth. I get pumped about that. I want my kids to experience that. I want our church to find it's rhythm within that type of movement. So for the next 30 days we are fasting and praying together for three things specifically. And we would love for you to join with us. I'll blog more about fasting in the days ahead for the sake of those that are new to that concept. Don't miss out!