As members of the Christian community and The Ridge Church we are part of an exclusive team assembled by God to serve others in Brookville, Montgomery County, the Midwest and the world. We are trustees of the great commission that God has set forth as a command for us as Christians to:
"...go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (Matthew 28:19).
We believe that it is the responsibility of every follower of Christ to make disciples. This may take place in your own household or thousands of miles away. This often seems scary to people but we are not alone in this calling Jesus tells us in Acts 1:8 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
At The Ridge Church, we focus our missions efforts in some key strategic ways that we invite you to join us in.
Annual Family Car Clinic... Each fall we serve our local families in need by servicing their cars to prepare them for winter as. While they wait, we share the Gospel with them and serve them in various other ways.
Vacation Bible School... Each Spring we host a week-long Vacation Bible School that is geared towards introducing children, ages 4 years old through 6th grade, to Jesus Christ.
Lifewise Academy... This is a Released Time Religious Instruction (RTRI) program which provides Bible-based character education to public school students. Under RTRI laws, students can be released from public school during the school day to attend religious classes, provided the program is off school property, privately funded and parent permitted. We have joined Lifewise in their efforts locally through advocacy and financial support. Learn more HERE.
Target Dayton... We have a team that works with Target Dayton Ministries on the 4th Saturday of the month to serve meals to those in need in the Dayton area. Learn more HERE.
Builders for Christ... Each year we send a team of volunteers on a week-long trip to one of the many church building projects that are being facilitated by the "Builders for Christ" organization.
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering... Each Spring, a few weeks prior to Easter, we offer our congregation an opportunity to give to this fund. The church also gives an additional donation along with the congregational offering. This is the primary way Southern Baptists fund missions in North America. One hundred percent of gifts given go to the field to support more than 2,400 missionary families serving across the United States and Canada. Learn more or give directly HERE
Send Relief... This is the one-stop shop for Southern Baptist Churches for compassion ministry at home and abroad. They respond to crisis and strengthen vulnerable communities around the world by meeting physical and spiritual needs in Jesus’ name. We periodically participate in some of the mission opportunities they offer. Learn more HERE.
Greater Dayton Association of Baptists (GDAB)... This is a family of 90+ churches throughout 10 counties in Greater Dayton, Ohio. They work together to see the gospel grow by encouraging pastors & equipping churches. Thriving churches who multiply are led by healthy pastors. Learn more HERE.
The State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (SCBO)... This Convention is a not-for-profit, charitable, and cooperative body whose purpose is to provide a means for the member, autonomous churches to work together promoting all endeavors they deem necessary to carry out Christ’s Great Commission.” Learn more HERE
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering... Every year, along with other Southern Baptist churches around the world, we collect an offering for Lottie Moon. The Ridge Church as adds additional funds to this collection. The IMB uses 100% of this offering to send and support missionaries to be steadfastly present among those who have never heard the gospel. Learn more HERE.
International Mission Board (IMB)... Today, hundreds of thousands of people will die without the hope of Jesus. The IMB exists to address this problem, the world’s greatest problem, lostness. They serve Southern Baptist churches by facilitating, supporting and sending missionaries to the nations to share the good news of Jesus. Learn more HERE.
The Smith Family... We are currently supporting a family from our church that has felt God's calling to live with an unreached people group in an undisclosed location that is not Christian friendly. Due to the sensitive nature of this and for their family’s safety we do not openly share their names or their location. You can learn more about them by stopping by our missions area on Sunday morning.
For more information regarding missions and how and where you can join in at The Ridge email firstname.lastname@example.org