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Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known! April 3 & 4, 2022
Holy Week Services | April 15-18
Easter is a great opportunity to invite others to worship with us and hear the hope the message of the Gospel brings. Be praying about who you can invite.
Good Friday – April 15, 6pm – A Fearless Network Service held at Ridge Point
Easter – April 17, 9 & 10:45a | April 18, 5:30p meal, 6:15p service.
Believer Baptism | April 10
Believer Baptism is right around the corner on April 10. If you’ve made the decision to follow Jesus, baptism is your next step! Going through the waters of baptism is symbolic of being raised to new life in Christ. It is also an opportunity to publicly declare your decision to follow Jesus. Learn More | Register
Rooted | Spring Session
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 April 20. Learn More and Register
Big Daddy Weave in Concert
Friday, April 22, 7pm at Ridge Point.
Tickets are available at the office Mon-Thurs (9a-4p) or online here.
Fearless 101 | Learn About Ridge Point
Are you new or new-ish? Looking to get connected? Wonder what we believe? Join us for a Fearless 101 lunch — we’d love to meet you! Sunday, April 24 at 12p in Room 40 (across from the Ground Floor Café). Register
Thank you for your generosity and continued support of our Fearless Churches. Last weekend, $60,219.30 was given to our Fearless Churches, with $46,806.82 to Ridge Point. Our giving initiative, ALL IN, ended halfway through our fiscal year, so as we project forward our generosity goal is $1.9 million between January and June of 2022. This averages to a weekly giving amount of $73,000 per week, with $55,375 for Ridge Point, gifts to-date currently equal $796,804 towards the $1.9 million. Each week your giving invests in our ministry activities and pays down the debt we made into facilities at all three churches. Learn more about giving at fearlessfollower.org/giving. Learn More About Giving
Positive Options Movie Night | April 14
Positive Options is hosting a movie night at Ridge Point on Thursday, April 14 at 7pm, viewing the documentary Rise Up. It will be an evening set aside to celebrate life and catch the vision of Positive Options as we watch stories from clients and donors.
Kids’ Food Basket Groundbreaking | April 19
We are SO excited to share that Ridge Point will be partnering with Kids’ Food Basket Farm – Ottawa+Allegan. We are providing them with a 10-acre site to the south of our parking lot where they will have an education building for kids, greenhouse, raised beds, and, of course, a farm. We are pleased to invite you to attend the celebratory groundbreaking on Tuesday, April 19th at 10am. Learn more
Journey of 100ft: 4 Practices | April 19
Journey of 100 ft is a year of experiences aimed at helping participants learn and grow in relationships with others who are different from themselves culturally and ethnically. Each month, members will have the opportunity to go through an experience with the group and debrief afterwards. We will have dinner together at 6:00p, and our conversation will begin at 6:30p in the Commons. Let us know you are coming for dinner Here.
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? Sundays from 10:30a-12p in Conference Room 3.
March topics: We will examine the claim of some skeptics that the Bible supports slavery, rape, and child sacrifice.
Contact Bob Hazen for more info and for the book we’re using: 651-324-3004 or Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com
Bible Study | Men’s Study Group
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
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: April 7
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. 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.
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TRIBE (5th – 8th) | Wed 6:30-8p
Hey Middle schoolers, are you looking for a place to be where people know your name and you can get connected? A place where you learn more about why you are here and your purpose? A place with snacks, pizza, games, and people who want to get to know you more? Then Tribe is the place for you. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
AMPLIFY (9TH – 12TH) | Sun 6-8p
Hey high schoolers, we know that you have a lot on your plate. School, work, relationships, family…it can be a lot. If you’re looking for a place to just be you and make connections with other Christians, we’d love for you to join us at Amplify. Contact email@example.com for more details.
MOMS’ M2M Sale | May 5&6
Ridge Point’s MOMS ministry is happy to announce that they are planning on their annual M2M sale again this spring. The sale will be on Thurs and Fri, May 5 & 6, during both day and evening hours. Please contact Karen Vanhaitsma for more information or if you’re interested in being a consignor. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Child Dedication | May 8
Child Dedication is the first Milestone on the Spiritual Pathway of your child. We will celebrate this shared commitment to raise our children to love and follow Jesus on Mother’s Day Sunday on May 8. Register Here
Adventure of a Lifetime
This month, Ridge Kids would like partner with you as your children learn that the best kind of plans for their life is the ones that help them grow in faith, and through the life of Jesus, we are going to find out what that plan for our life is.
Enjoy the company of fellow moms with breakfast, speakers, crafts, and childcare. Meeting every other Thursday from 9-11a, September through April. Contact: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
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
Globally, we strategically partner with and walk alongside likeminded Christian organizations in our “world.” You are invited to join us in reaching others with the hope and love of Jesus and restoring what is broken; bringing pieces of God’s Kingdom to their communities.
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
Honduras with Advance Misionero
Growing God’s Kingdom by bringing Christian education, building, and training community leaders, and promoting health in La Canada Honduras
- Mission Trip: Date: Postponed to November 2022
- Sponsor a Child who lives in Honduras through Compassion International
Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org or HPDCaptainJack@yahoo.com
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.
- 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
- Sponsor a Child through the Jubilee Centre Child Sponsorship Program
Prayer Team Volunteers
We are working to build up a team of prayer persons for Sunday and Monday services. If this is something you are interested in learning more about please contact LA Gibson at email@example.com or 616-395-2600 extension 432.
Front Desk Volunteers
Opportunities to use your volunteer superpower weekdays in the Ridge Point office! Weekday Office Volunteers are the hands and feet of Jesus when welcoming guests, helping staff members with ministry projects, answering the phone, and doing light administrative activities. If you are a “people person,” email firstname.lastname@example.org to use your SUPERPOWER. No experience needed, smiles required.
Do you have an extra seat in your car to take someone to church? The Care Department has had several requests for rides to and from church for Sunday mornings and Monday nights. Please contact LA at 616-395-2600 ext. 432 or email@example.com if you can offer a ride.
Monday Evening Café Volunteers
As we transition from Saturday evening to Monday evening services with a meal, our food services director is looking to recruit more people for his volunteer team. Contact Jaysen Perkins to learn more about how you can serve in this way: firstname.lastname@example.org.