Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known! January 2, 2022
Rooted | January 2022
If you are new to church or looking for a better connection with your church family—then your best next step is Rooted! This is a 10-week spiritual formation experience designed to connect you with God, the church, and your purpose. The next session of Rooted starts January 23. Learn More Here or email KarenV@fearlessfollower.org.
Whether you are new, wonder what it means to be a Fearless Follower, or want to find your place in community, join us for a Fearless 101 lunch. Sunday, January 9 from 11:45a – 1:00p in Room 40 (across from the Ground Floor Café). We can’t wait to get to know you and to help you get to know us! Register
“Families Count” Parenting Class
Sundays, Jan 9 – Feb 13, 2022 from 10:30a – 1:30p in Conf. Rm 6. Families Count is a six-week Christ-centered parenting class for at-risk parents/birth parents working to achieve permanency for their family. Approved for court ordered parenting classes.
Helpers needed: This is an incredible opportunity to share hope and build lasting relationships with struggling parents. See familiescountwestmi.org for more information, to register, or to refer a family.
For more info or to volunteer: Wendy Cheek firstname.lastname@example.org
Travel with a short-term Mission Trip Team!
Honduras: May 20-28, 2022
Zambia: June 25-July 5, 2022
Africa Partners: (Zambia & Kenya) June 25 – 11, 2022
Guatemala: July 14 -21, 2022
***See Global Initiatives for details
Selah in Concert | Jan 14
The Dec 9 concert had to be canceled because a member of Selah contracted COVID. Join us on Friday, January 14 at 7p for a night of songs with Selah. All previous ticket sales will be honored. Get tickets here or stop by the Administrative Office Mon-Thurs 9a-4p (Door C).
God’s goodness is evident in our Fearless Family! Thank you for praying and seeking God’s direction in your generosity decisions over the 2021 giving year. Learn More
Financial Peace | Starts January 24
Tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went! Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind. Each lesson is based on Biblical wisdom and common sense. Email Karen VanHaitsma at KarenV@fearlessfollower.org with any questions or for registration information.
Pre-Marital Workshop: I DO –
Building a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime
Our Fearless Family will be offering this workshop for pre-marital counseling, working through Prepare & Enrich materials as well as talking through creating marriage values, healthy communication, spiritual rhythms and much more. This 4-week workshop will meet from 6:30-8:30p at Cultivate Community Church on Feb 1, 8, 15, 22. It will be hosted by our lead pastors with dessert, beverages, and materials provided. This session of I DO is free of charge to the couples! For more information or to register email KarenV@fearlessfollower.org
Journey of 100ft: 4 Practices
The Fearless Family of Churches believe there is unity in diversity through the power of the gospel. The Journey of 100ft is being offered to provide opportunities for education and developing relationships through cultural experiences. Upcoming meetings will look at 4 practices: Learn, Listen, Love, and Live.
Next Meeting: Jan 18, 6:30-8p in The Commons
God/ Jesus/ the Bible: Evidence?!
Will not be meeting again until January 9.
Is it only blind faith – or a reasonable conclusion – to believe that an intelligent Creator really exists, that the Bible is simply true, and that Jesus is God in human form? Starting back up Jan 9, 10:30-12noon, Sundays, Conference Room 3. Contact Bob Hazen for more info and for the book we’re using: 651-324-3004 or Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com
Women’s Bible Study | Tues Evenings
Inviting women of all ages to Bible study on Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm, in room 132. Have you been wanting to connect with other women? Have you been desiring to dig deeper into God’s Word and see how it applies to our lives? Then this is for you! Join us as we study the gospel of Luke. This time together includes worship, prayer, and Bible study. Please email Bonni with questions at email@example.com.
Wed Morning Women’s Study | Sermon on the Mount
On January 5, this Bible Study group will be starting a 9-week study from the book Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book. For more information, please contact Deb DeVries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bible Study | Men’s Study Group
Are you looking to dig deeper into the word of God together with fellow men on the journey of following Jesus and Fearlessly making Him known? Join the Men’s Bible Study Group for an enriching time of prayer and study. Every Thursday morning 6-7a in the Prayer Room. Learn More: KarenV@fearlessfollower.org
Ridge Point Parkinson’s Support Group
Have you or someone you know been living with Parkinson’s? You are not alone! The Parkinson’s Support Group is here to offer encouragement and support to you and your family. Meets monthly on Thursdays at 12:30pm in Room 159. For more information, contact email@example.com Next Meeting: Jan 6
Life Groups | A Family of Disciples on Mission
When you join a life group, you can expect to meet new people and find a relational environment offering helpful conversations about life and faith. None of us have life or faith figured out, but together we can share our insights and stories to help us understand better who Jesus is, who we are and how we can share Him with others. Contact: KarenV@fearlessfollower.org Learn More
Care and Support
Do you know we have a full team of people that love to encourage and support our Fearless Family? If you are in need of prayer or support please send us a note at Care@FearlessFollower.org. Don’t do life alone. There is a faith family here that cares.
Follow us on Facebook (Ridge Point Parent Group 5th-12th) or on Instagram (@triberpcc or @amplifyrpcc).
TRIBE (5th – 8th) | Wed 6:30-8p
We are off for Christmas break. Enjoy time with family, take time to be with God and we’ll see you again on January 5 for Jeopardy Night!
AMPLIFY (9th – 12th) | Sun 6-8p
We are off for Christmas break. Enjoy time with family, take time to be with God and we’ll see you again on January 9 for Trivia Night!
Ridge Kids | Adventure of a Lifetime
Ridge Kids is starting off the New Year with a “Passport Pajama Party.” We will review where we have been and learn where we are going. Fun, fruit snacks, and a faith lesson. The Great Adventure continues!
MOMS has begun for the year but you’re still welcome to join. What mom couldn’t use a break? Enjoy the company of fellow moms with breakfast, speakers, crafts, and childcare. Meeting every other Thursday from 9-11a, September through April. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have struggled with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss, Faith 45 has support for you. Visit their website at faith-45.com or email email@example.com
Local & Regional Missional Initiatives work with partners where we live, work, and play to provide you with your next step in reaching others with the hope and love of Jesus and restoring what’s broken in the world around us.
Journey to health from your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Worship and Open Share groups meet the 2nd and 4th Thurs from 6:30-8:30p. Please use entrance E (main entrance). Childcare available starting August 12.
Next meeting: Jan 13
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stronger Together 70×7
Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated, or know someone who does? Come join a group of people who are walking that path as well. Benefit from the council, love, and support of those who have been down that path. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 6p. Light dinner and child-care provided. Email email@example.com for more information.
Young Lives Partnership
Do you enjoy making meals and have the gift of hospitality? You can support pregnant and parenting teens by providing a meal for their Club nights where they enjoy Christ centered community. Gift cards to local restaurants also welcomed. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
E.C. Brooks Prison Ministry
Building relationships with the men at E.C. Brooks. Learning to work out our differences and to experience hope. Email Doug at email@example.com for more information.
Kids Food Basket
Help fight child food insecurity in our area by sorting and packing supper packs onsite at Kids Food Basket in Holland. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. Let us know you are here! Contact email@example.com or go to mosaicfosteradopt.org.
Make a meal, teach a child, come to serve in a ministry dedicated to showing the love of Jesus by serving our friends in Pullman. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsoring a child is the most personal and effective way to fight poverty!! When you sponsor a vulnerable child, you get to build a relationship that encourages “your child” with hope for the future. Your support helps promote the physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being of this beautiful Child of God. For more information go to FearlessFollower.org/Global or email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org.
Zambia with Jubilee Centre
Jubilee Centre is a Christian NGO that exists to equip and serve pastors & professionals and support young people. Fearless Family walks alongside JC to support vulnerable children, provide leadership development workshops and share best practices for church leaders.
- Sponsor a Child through the Jubilee Centre Child Sponsorship Program
- Mission Trip: June 25 – July 5: a cultural experience that includes encouraging students on child sponsorship & college scholarship, kinship care, and home repair.
- Africa Partner Trip:June 25 – July 11,2022 (Zambia as above AND Kenya with Mavuno Church, attend the Fearless Summit at Mavuno Hill City!) Trip Led by Kevin Pike and Mary Jo Busscher
Honduras with Advance Misionero
Growing God’s Kingdom by bringing Christian education, building, and training community leaders, and promoting health in La Canada Honduras
- Sponsor a Child who lives in Honduras through Compassion International
- Mission Trip: Date: May 20-28
Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org or HPDCaptainJack@yahoo.com
Guatemala with Paradise Bound
A ministry designed to continue the earthly ministry of Jesus by ministering to others through addressing physical needs and sharing the gospel.
- Mission Trip: July 14-21, 2022
Front Desk Volunteers
Do you have the gift of hospitality, a friendly personality, and enjoy chatting with people? Sounds like volunteering at the office Front Desk would be a perfect fit for you!
Contact Megan for more information: MeganZ@fearlessfollower.org.