Welcome to the Family! Our goal is to help you take a next step to Follow Jesus and Fearlessly Make Him Known!                                            April 3 & 4, 2021

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

 

Fearless 101- Learn About Ridge Point

On Sunday, April 11 (11:45a-1:00p), 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. We can’t wait to get to know you and to help you get to know us! Visit Ridgepointff.org to RSVP. For more information, contact Kate Bareman at kateb@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Rooted

Rooted is an adventure with God and others. Over 10 weeks, you will meet and make new friends, discuss daily readings, pray together, participate in a service experience, and start to understand your purpose in God’s family. No matter where you are in your faith journey, Rooted has the potential to have the greatest impact on your spiritual life than anything else you do this year. Registration is now open at https://ridgepointff.org/next-steps/rooted/

Begins April 18, 4pm in The Commons.

 

Diversity, Faith and Race

As a Fearless Family of Churches we are excited to grow in our understanding of diversity, faith and race. Our Diversity Team has created a list of resources, support for those in need and opportunities to learn more about different cultures in a 12 month journey.

Learn More at fearlessfollower.org/diversity

 

ADULTS:

 

Celebrate Recovery

Worship and Open Share groups begin April 15 and meet every other Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm. Join us if you want to find out to how you can journey to health from your hurts, habits, and hang ups. Please use entrance E (main entrance). Email celebraterecovery@fearlessfollower.org for more information.

 

Reconnected Marriage Workshop:

Do you want to keep journeying towards healthy communication and connection in your marriage? Join the  Reconnected: Moving From Roommates to Soulmates Workshop. This is a brand new 7 week course written by Greg & Erin Smalley, so you will be among the first to benefit from it! The course begins on Monday, April 19, 6:30-8pm, and costs $60 per couple.

Learn more at https://ridgepointff.org/connect/adults/.

 

I DO — Building a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime

Are you engaged and planning your wedding? Let us help you build a Marriage that Lasts a Lifetime.

We will give you tools that will help you to handle conflict and give you communication tips to help you through finances and your values. Join us Tuesday nights in May 4-May 25 @ Cultivate from 6-8pm. Coffee and dessert provided.  Cost: $50 per couple

 

Parent Talk – Faith and Sexuality

Ever wonder how to talk with your kids about what sexuality means today and the LGBTQ+ conversation?  We’d love to help you get the conversation started. We are excited to have Brad Klaver, Director of coaching at Winning at Home, leading us in this conversation. Monday April 19th from 6:30-8pm. Learn more at ridgepointff.org/connect/students/

 

Evidence-Based Apologetics-1: Are God/the Bible/Jesus Actually True/Real? 

We will examine the numerous lines of evidence which support the Bible’s truthfulness including from archaeology, fulfilled prophecies, miracles, et al. We will see that Christianity isn’t a blind leap but a reasoned and reasonable walk of faith. Class meets in-person every Sunday morning , 10:30-noon starting April 11th. Contact Bob Hazen (Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.com) for more information.

 

Evidence-Based Apologetics-3: Scripture & Science – Do We Check Our Brains at the Door?  

This is a course for non-scientists, by an informed non-scientist. We will examine the relationship between the Bible and science, and further examine both the Biblical and scientific basis for the creationist and evolutionary views of the universe, the earth, and all of life. Class meets on Zoom every Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:00pm starting April 13th. Contact Bob Hazen (Evergreen.Apologetics@gmail.comfor more information.

 

Morning Women’s Bible Study

This study group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings 9a to 11a for fellowship and study. The next book study starting on April 14 will be on the book Trustworthy by Lysa Terkeurst.  For more information,
please contact Deb DeVries at debdv36@gmail.com.

 

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.

Email Jerry Rawlings at jerryr@fearlessfollower.org

 

Care and Support

We would love to help you! Do you need a meal or care in this COVID season? Our care team is here to help! Contact: care@fearlessfollower.org

 

A Place to Belong, Grow and Serve

If you are looking for a place to belong, space to grow in faith, a chance to use your gifts and abilities or to better understand Gods Word, we have lots of opportunities for you to plug in. There are Bible studies, groups, and classes meeting virtually and in-person, as well as service and mission opportunities for you to join.
Email Kate Bareman at kateb@fearlessfollower.org

 

STUDENTS:

 

Middle School – TRIBE (5th-8th Grade)
We are on Spring Break this week, April 7th.  We won’t have normal programing during spring break.  Look at the parent email and website for updates on hangouts during Spring Break.

 

High School- AMPLIFY (9 TH-12 TH)
We are on Spring Break from April 4-11.  We won’t have normal programing during spring break.  Look at the parent email and website for updates on hangouts during Spring Break.

 

FAMILIES:

 

VBS

Join us for singing with a live band, Bible story dramas, crafts, and small group time all outside in the Amphitheater and surrounding grounds of Ridge Point! June 21-23, 6-8p; family celebration on June 24, 6-7p

Sign up at: https://ridgepointff.org/connect/children/

MOM TO MOM SALE

Ridge Point’s MOMS ministry is having its annual MOM to MOM sale! This helps fund MOMS ministry and MOSAIC. Come shop, become a consignor, or both! Located in The Commons. Tues April 27 (7-9p) & Wed April 28 (8a-2p). To learn more 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

 

MISSIONAL INITIATIVES – LOCAL & REGIONAL:

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. Visit RidgePointFF.org/next-steps/missionallife/local

 

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.   2nd & 4th Thursday each month at 6p.

Light dinner and child-care provided.

Email lubbersc@yahoo.com 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 dcupery@cpministries.org for more information.

 

Building Men for Life

Be part of journeying with men that are working hard to put their lives back together. Learn more at RidgePointFF.org/next-steps/missionallife/local

 

Kids Food Basket

Interested in making sure that kids in our community are well fed to thrive in school and in life. Become part of the community solution to end childhood hunger. Email MaryJob@fearlessfollower.org

 

MOSAIC

A ministry designed to help Foster and Adoptive families flourish. There are a number of ways that you can help families and children. Email 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 Mikej@fearlessfollower.org

 

MISSIONAL INITIATIVES – GLOBAL:

For more information go to FearlessFollower.org/Global or email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

 

Short Term Mission Trips We Go – Come With Us

Guatemala with Paradise Bound: October 19 – 26, 2020 (Applications due May 27, 2021). Build homes, assist with a medical clinic and share your faith story

Honduras with Avance Misionero: November 5 – 9, 2021 (Medical Missions)

Apply at https://fearlessfollower.org/global/  or Contact MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org to learn more.

 

For Every Child: Consider sponsoring a child who lives in Honduras or Zambia. Visit: Fearlessfollower.org/Nextsteps/global

 

Zambia –
Jubilee Centre 

Join us as we support Jubilee Centre! Sponsor a child, ask about our prayer team or foster/adopt team, or travel with our trip team! Email MaryJoB@FearlessFollower.org

 

Tanzania –
Hope of the Nations 

We bring hope to the nations of Jesus Christ and the Word of God. Email KurtRietema@hotmail.com

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

 

Fearless Food Pantry – Donations Needed

Over the past year our food pantry has provided over 400 freezer meals to families who were sick, quarantined, or in need. Please help us to continue serving our community by donating individual and/or family size frozen dinners. Frozen dinners can be dropped off at door C during office hours; Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, and Friday 9am-12pm. Need more information? Contact care@fearlessfollower.org.

  

Pullman Serve

High school students who want to serve locally this summer, here is your opportunity. Register for Pullman Serve June 13-18 and go on mission to as you show the love of Jesus to children, their families and the Pullman community. Run VBS and participate in work projects that will have you doing everything from painting to splitting wood. Cost $300 find out more:  https://phppullman.org/pullman-serve-week/


Prayer Team

Do you have a heart for people and a desire to pray for them? Consider joining our weekend prayer team, which will resume in June. Prayer team members are available to offer prayer for people in need after our services. Most team members serve at one service per month (or less). Training available. For more information, contact care@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Front Desk Volunteers

Do you like talking on the phone and chatting with people in the lobby? Sounds like the Front Desk volunteer position would be a perfect fit for you!

Contact Julie for more information at juliej@fearlessfollower.org.

 

Café Volunteers

If you feel called to serve in church ministry, we would love to have you join us on the Ground Floor Cafe team! No prior experience is necessary. We all work together as a team and help each other out. If you are interested, please let someone in the café know. Or email Jaysen at jaysenp@fearlessfollower.org We would love to have you as part of our team!

 

The Holland Hundred Comes to Ridge Point July 17, 2021! 

They are thrilled about their new start/finish at Ridge Point and their ability to bring a little bit of awesome back to West Michigan this summer. Registration is open with mileage options between 18-100 miles  https://www.holland100.com/.

IF you would like to show Fearless hospitality by welcoming riders to our property or help park cars the day of the event email Kateb@fearlessfollower.org.