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.
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.