About The Ridge

OUR MISSION
“Go and make disciples”

OUR VISION
To connect people to the truth of Jesus Christ so that they may walk in Him.
OUR VALUES

1. THE CHRIST

We love Jesus. Through Jesus we know the Father and through Jesus we have the Spirit and through Jesus we have new life. All things were created for Him and all things hold together by Him. All human history, from beginning to end is about Jesus. Jesus is not only the Creator and Sustainer, but He is also the Redeemer of sinful human beings. On the cross Jesus Christ took upon Himself the sins of the world so that all who believe in Him may not perish but have eternal life. He lived the life we could not live and He died the death we deserved to die so that we may stand before God justified in Him.

2. THE BIBLE

The Bible is the inerrant and infallible word of God given to man as the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. Therefore, we make every effort to structure our church according to the word of God. The Bible is the primary means whereby He instructs, reproves, corrects, and trains His children in righteousness. It is our desire to always be meditating on the word of God so that we may walk in paths of righteousness. We desire that word of God will always be in our hearts, in our minds, and on our lips and on our hands and feet so that we may not just be hearers of the word of God but doers as well.

3. THE GOSPEL

The gospel is good news. Jesus Christ died in a specific place at a specific time in history. He was buried and rose again on the third day. This is news. He died for our sins, is good news. God uses the telling of this good news by the power of the Holy Spirit to save unworthy sinners. The gospel is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe.

4. THE MISSION

We are a people on mission. Before He ascended into glory, Jesus Christ commissioned His disciples 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 teaching them to observe all that He commanded. This was their commission and this is ours as well.

5. THE WORLDVIEW

There is not a single inch of the universe that God is not sovereign over. God alone has the authority and ability to say what is real, what is true and what is right. Our whole understanding of the world and of ourselves must come from Him. Therefore, we do not want to be conformed to the world, but want to be transformed by the renewal of our minds so that we discern what the will of God is and what is good and acceptable and perfect.


 

Andy’s Bio

Pastor Andy was born and raised in Grand Rapids MI where he currently lives with his wife and five children. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ferris State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornerstone University. He attended seminary at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary where he received Master of …

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BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH

1689 BAPTIST CONFESSION OF FAITH: PDF Copy Chapter 1 THE HOLY SCRIPTURES   1.1 The Holy Scriptures are the only sufficient, certain and infallible rule1 for saving knowledge, faith, and obedience.2   Although the light of nature and the works of creation and providence give such clear testimony to the goodness, wisdom and power of …

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Creeds

APOSTLE’S CREED: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Creator of heaven and earth, I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord: Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day He …

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