Welcome

We are glad you found us!  We invite you to explore our site and see what we’re about and if you have any questions call Jerene in the church office at 618-457-0479 or email us.  Please accept our invitation to join us in worship on Sundays at 10:15 am.

We have a  Sunday School class or small group Bible study for everyone every Sunday morning at 9:00 with Worship following at 10:15. Arrive any time after 8:30 for coffee, light breakfast, and fellowship before Bible study begins.

During Morning Worship at 10:15, we sing a blend of traditional hymns with contemporary praise and worship songs. You will also hear a Word for Today from Pastor Wes Henson.

What should I wear?  Come as you are. Dress casual. You won’t be singled out as the new person either.

Children and Youth

We have an outstanding children’s department with Sunday School classes for children from birth through grade 6.  Each of our children leaders have been members of The Ridge for at least five years and have the goal, as we all do, of showing God’s love to each child #OnTheRidge.

#RidgeYouth have two classes.  Junior High grades 7-8 and Senior High  grades 9-12

For a complete list of our Sunday School Classes and small groups click here.

On Wednesday evenings, we have dinner at 5:45 followed by Bible study and prayer at 6:30 lead by Pastor Wes.  There is also a children’s class at 6:30 where the children learn about missions and how we can share God’s love with everyone.

Our goal is to help you and your family have a great experience at the Ridge Church.  For your convenience, you may want to plan your visit with us.  By planning your visit, we will know you are coming and have volunteers waiting to show you around, take care of your children, and answer any other questions you may have.  To plan your visit click here.

We look forward to seeing you.

What Can I Expect On Sunday Morning?

It’s always a little bit scary when you attend a worship service at a new church. After all, you don’t know what to expect. Here’s what you should know about Sunday morning services at The Ridge.

Sunday Morning

If you arrive a little early (about 8:30)  for Sunday School/small groups you’ll have time to grab a cup of coffee, a light breakfast and enjoy some fellowship.

Sunday School / Small groups begin at 9:00

We have a class or small group for everyone and invite you to get involved with a group. Here is a list of classes and small groups. Our classes and groups conclude at 10:00.

Worship begins at 10:15:  Here is a recent order of worship.

Music:  We sing several songs at the beginning of our service. Our music is a blend of contemporary, praise and worship, and traditional.

Children’s Time:  Our pastor includes a short sermon-related message addressed to the children of our congregation. Afterward, children through grade four may attend Children’s Church or return to their parents. Classes for children, birth through grade four, are available during morning worship.

The Offering:  Guests are not expected to give when the offering is received. For Christ followers, giving is an act of worship. We recognize that God has already given us His Son. And so we give in response to what God has given us.

A Word for Today:  The pastor shares a message and teaching based on a passage of scripture You are encouraged to find it in your Bible, take out your smartphone or tablet, pull up a Bible app and follow along. You will also see slides that outline the main points of the day’s teaching on the large screen.

The Time of Commitment and Response:  After the message is over we will sing one final song together. This also serves as a time for us to pray individually in response to the message. It is also a time to respond publicly. You may see individuals or families come forward for prayer, salvation, baptism, church membership, re-commitment to the Lord, or other responses.