Reaching Those Who Are Far From God and Restoring What Is Broken In Our World
Organizational Initiatives are ministry partnerships led by our staff and members.
Each ministry will express these goals in different ways depending on their area of involvement, but the outcomes are always the same: more people following Jesus and fearlessly making Him known in their communities.
Each of these programs has an ongoing focus team, regular activities, and exist to bring the hope and healing of the Gospel to a broken world.
70x7 Life Recovery
EC Brooks Prison
Over 2,000 men are incarcerated at the prison we serve in Muskegon, MI. Statistically, 95% of these inmates will eventually return to their community. We are building intimate relationships through different program avenues and rejoice as all of us grow in our spiritual walk, learn to work out our differences peacefully and experience hope.
Contact: Doug Cupery, 616-550-0587
Mosaic actively encourages and supports families engaged in foster care, adoption, kinship care and Safe Families. Through the formation of authentic relationships, Mosaic strives to provide children and their families with a sense of community, hope and belonging. Mosaic’s support system, along with counseling and access to financial resources for those considering adopting, helps ensure that no child or family walks alone through the adoption or foster care process.
Through the building of strong relationships, we join with the Pullman community in bringing hope and love that is found in Jesus Christ to area residents. Together, we are reaching out to the local children and youth in tangible ways. God has great plans in Pullman and is using this ministry to develop spiritually mature disciples. An important piece is the Thursday night service that includes a meal, worship, prayer and learning for children, students, and adults.
Adult Ministry: Melinda Jones, 616.883.3010.
Kid’s Club: Emily Van Dam, 616.283.6265.
MEMBER LED INITIATIVES:
American Heritage Girls
We are committed to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country. The organization offers badge programs, service projects, girl leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences. It serves as a catalyst for building strong Christ centered leaders & helping girls give footsteps to their faith.
Contact: Michelle Hulst, 616-499-5410.
What happens to those youths that are aging out of the foster care system? That’s a great question as we work to link the body of Christ with them. There are opportunities to bring relationships, bible study, worship, life-skills, and stable housing solutions. Join us at our 11-acre retreat center in Holland that is equipped with housing, walking trails, “The Barn” worship center, and our Chapel in the Woods.
Contact: Rick Mannes, 616-836-2691
The Outdoor Ministry provides enjoyable and educational outdoor events which will build friends with other outdoors people with-in our church. This group sponsors outdoor-related events such as potlucks, seminars and activities that are suitable for individuals or entire families to enjoy.
Ridge Point desires to make Fearless Followers in West Michigan and around the world.
We work with strategic global partners to improve health, education, family, government, business and leadership development through local churches. As relationships are developed, local communities are reached with the good news of Jesus and communities are restored through the work of the local church.
Our purpose is to partner with Shalom Church in their church growth, church planting and educational development while simultaneously giving Ridge Pointers an opportunity to experience mission together. For the last 5 years, Ridge Point families have been deepening the relationship with the people of Shalom Church and the community of San Pedro. Join us on one of our trips this spring break or throughout the year for a tropical adventure that is sure to benefit you, your family, and the Kingdom.
Contact: Bryan Linn, 616.990.5899.
Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America and residents are faced with high unemployment, unsafe water, and low educational levels. In addition to planting a church, our partnership has focused on building church leaders, training children’s ministry leaders, developing a prison ministry team and equipping leaders to teach others how to handle their finances.
World leaders have called the global HIV/AIDS pandemic “the greatest humanitarian crisis in history.” In Zambia, nearly 1 in 7 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Every day, 115 people are newly infected and 74 will die because of the disease. As a result, over 600,000 children under the age of 17 are orphaned because of this pandemic. Our partner, Jubilee Centre, has a network of nearly 90 churches and equip church leaders to combat the AIDS crisis, crush poverty through job creation and empower children to lead through quality education. We have joined them as they develop transformational spiritual leaders to impact these challenges.
Contact: Mary Jo Busscher, 616-218-6235.
Jubilee Centre’s Child Sponsorship Program is a holistic approach to addressing the needs of vulnerable children in Zambia. Not only does it provide for the child, but it empowers the family with whom the child is living. It is the church working to be the difference makers within the communities to bring hope and a chance for children to have a brighter future. Your charitable tax-deductible contribution of $30 a month provides education and very basic family needs.
Start Something New!
Our goal is that every member at Ridge Point would have the tools to make their missional dream a reality. If you have an idea for a Missional Initiative, we want to share it with our community!
- Start-up guide: Build a team and make a plan for continued ministry.
- Member Led Initiatives Development Guide: Explore the best practices we’ve found for creating a new ministry and engaging community needs.
- Ministry Development Template: Develop your plans for starting a ministry
- Member Led Initiative Endorsement Application: Submit an application and meet with a staff member regularly.
At the Next Mission SENTral – March 14
Tuesday, March 14, 6:30 pm
Large Group: Acknowledging Worth
Missional Leaders: There Are No Bad People in the Room
Leadership Development: Becoming a Better Listener
Life Groups: Praying for People Who Don’t Know Jesus
plus Zambia, Belize, Honduras, Pullman, Brooks, Mosaic and more.
Fearless in Belize
Shalom Church is a local church that shares our vision for Kingdom growth through discipleship and church planting. Last week, a group of Fearless Followers worked alongside our brothers and sisters in Belize.
“Go God” in Belize
A team of Fearless Followers is safely back on the ground in the U.S. after a trip to serve with our Fearless Follower partners in Belize.
Reaching Outside Our Wall
Ridge Point has always been about reaching out to people outside our walls. As a part of the Reach and Restore Campaign, we are committed to partner with two area schools to build relationships and meet the needs of students and families.
God is moving in Honduras
During a recent trip to Honduras, a Ridge Point team got to be a part of the dedication of a school in La Canada.