Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            January 8 & 9, 2022

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

New Service Times | February 2022
Monday Evening Gathering: Beginning in Feb, Saturdays will be replaced with Mondays with a meal. Meal in Ren’s at 5:30p. Service in the Centre at 6:15p. *Full Ridge Kids programming, infants – 4th grade.

Second Service Time Change: Beginning Feb 6, second service will begin at 10:45a, allowing for more time for fellowship between services.

 

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! The next session of Rooted starts January 23. Learn More Here or email KarenV@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Fearless 101 | Learn About Ridge Point

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

 

Selah in Concert | Jan 14

Get tickets here or stop by the Administrative Office Mon-Thurs 9a-4p (Door C).

 

Phil Wickham in Concert | Feb 17

Purchase tickets

 

 

GIVING:

 

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

 

 

ADULTS:

 

Celebrate Recovery Information Meeting | Jan 16

Find community and healing in this Christ-centered 12-step recovery program. You can join a men’s or women’s step study where we journey toward freedom together. Join us on January 16 at 12pm in Conference Room #1 for more information.

 

Local Outreach Interest Meeting | Jan 23

Do you have a passion to reach our local community with the hope and love of Jesus? Do you have a vision or idea for Ridge Point’s next local outreach? Join us at 12pm on January 23 in Conference Room 1 to dream about how we as Fearless Followers can live missionally in our city. Email abbys@fearlessfollower.orgfor more details.

 

Financial Peace | Starts January 24

Financial Peace University is a 9-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

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

 

“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 mosaicfosteradopt@gmail.com

 

Journey of 100ft: 4 Practices

Our Faith, Race and Culture group is offering our next stop on the Journey of 100ft! On January 18th, we will learn how to listen in a way that brings understanding of how cultural differences impact the way we communicate, receive information, and interact in community together. Dinner will start at 6:00p (Thai food!) and our discussion begins at 6:30p in the Commons. Learn more and RSVP for dinner or email Tonya at TonyaL@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Leaning on God’s Hope –
Moving from Grief to Gratitude
Journey with others experiencing grief through this 6-week class with author of the book Leaning on God’s Hope, Jamie Tidd. Starts February 9. For more information or to register, email KarenV@fearlessfollower.org

 

God/ Jesus/ the Bible: Evidence?!

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, 10:30a-12p, Sundays, Conference Room 3. January topics: Is Jesus really God? Did Jesus claim to be God? Did Jesus’s followers really believe he was God?
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 bmelton86@gmail.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 Mounby Jen Wilkin.  Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book. For more information, please contact Deb DeVries at debdv36@gmail.com.

 

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 linda.zoerhof@gmail.com Next Meeting: Feb 3

 

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.   

 

STUDENTS:

Follow us on Facebook (Ridge Point Parent Group 5th-12th) or on Instagram (@triberpcc or @amplifyrpcc).

 

TRIBE (5th – 8th) | Wed 6:30-8p

Join us this week as we start our series on Rahab and answer the question: “Do your past mistakes define who you will be?” We’ll see you Wednesday at 6:30p!

 

AMPLIFY (9th – 12th) | Sun 6-8p

We are back from break and are kicking off the year with some Trivia!!  Join us tonight for some ‘friendly’ competition and gathering together. See you at 6p!

 

 

FAMILIES:

 

Save the Date!

Feb 28: Parent Talk w/ Emilie DeYoung

March 19: Princess Dance

June 20-23: VBS

 

MOMS

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: moms@fearlessfollower.org

 

Faith 45

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 info@faith-rt.com    

 

LOCAL INITIATIVES:

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.  

 

Celebrate Recovery

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 celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

Stronger Together 70×7

Do you have a loved one who is incarcerated or know someone who does? Be encouraged by the council, love, and support of others who are walking that path as well at Stronger Together. Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday each month at 6p. Dinner and child-care provided. Email georgevanderwoude@gmail.com for more information.

 

Young Lives Partnership

Do you know a pregnant or parenting teen mom looking for community? They can join Young Lives as they meet at Ridge Point for a meal, games, and mentorship from Christ-loving women. Email abbys@fearlessfollower.org for info on the gatherings and how you can get involved.

 

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 dcupery@cpministries.org for more information.  

 

Kids Food Basket

Join us in partnership with Kids Food Basket to fight child food insecurity in our city. Serve opportunities range from hosting meal packing parties to serving onsite directly at KFB in Holland. Email abbys@fearlessfollower.org if you’re interested.

 

MOSAIC

A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. Let us know you are here! Contact mosaicfosteradopt@gmail.com or go to mosaicfosteradopt.org.

 

Pullman Ministries

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 mike@phppullman.org    

 

 

GLOBAL INITIATIVES:

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
    Email: MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

 

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

Email: Maureen@ParadiseBound.org