Monday, May 27, 2013

From Young life to New life

I'm a big fan of "young life", a campus ministry that aims to connect with students that might not typically attend a church. In fact, we have tried to structure our church in a similar way--we want to connect with adults that might not typically attend a church. I love Patrick's story. He became a follower of Jesus because some friends had the courage to invite him to Young Life. Now as a young adult he decided to publicly profess his faith and identify himself with Jesus through Baptism. I'm grateful that Ridge Church gets to be even a small part of stories like this!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Meet my former load in partner!

Our church, Ridge Church, is fast approaching our 5 year anniversary. We met about two Sunday nights a month for a "very long" two years then "finally" in 2008 we had our first Sunday morning worship service and began meeting every week. About four months ago we moved into our first 24/7 permanent facility and this new chapter of our existence has been amazing. In the last five years we've had the privilege of baptizing over 60 people and every time it's a reminder of why we started this church. Recently we baptized our first 7 people in our new facility, one of which was my load in partner for almost 4 years. She showed up faithfully at 6:30am for that entire time! Ridge Church wouldn't exist if it weren't for faithful servants like my friend Jessica. So it was my privilege to baptize her. Here's her story: