News 2017-12-01T17:40:48+00:00
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We’re hiring! Small Group Ministry & Connection Events Coordinator

November 28th, 2017|0 Comments

It is our heart at the Ridge that people would find true community at the church.  This is why we continue to put more emphasis on connection opportunities.  To support this focus, the Ridge has created a new part-time position to help coordinate connection events and oversee our Small Group Ministry.  Since small groups can offer such meaningful places of connection, we are excited about the focus of this role. {Download [...]

Nursery Update

October 26th, 2017|0 Comments

You might have seen the article in the Des Moines Register a couple weeks ago about 2018 being the last year for the Dam to Dam race. Did you know Dam to Dam is a volunteer organized race? Their decision to end Dam to Dam was because they “could not find anybody who wanted to put in the time and energy. Volunteer committees aren’t there anymore.” The Dam to Dam race [...]

Meet the Staff: Cody Sweeny – Lead Audio Engineer

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

1. What is your job at The Ridge? Audio Engineer. 2. Favorite thing about your job? Definitely the people. I get to work with very friendly and talented people. 3. Least favorite thing about your job? Staying organized. 4. What brought you to The Ridge?  I have always had an interest to serve the church in some technical capacity so finding The Ridge was great. I have loved being a part of a church that [...]

Meet the Sunday Night Staff

September 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Focus Sunday Evenings

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Focus Sunday Evenings Starting September 24th In the busy – find your purpose. Realizing that our community is busy through most of the weekend, we saw a natural opportunity with Sunday evenings to create an alternative to Sunday morning church. The focal point is a meal and worship, but then we allow you to choose if you want to be a part of hearing a message, support groups, Alpha, service opportunities... whatever [...]


July 13th, 2017|0 Comments

One of the themes that courses through the New Testament is that your walk with God is designed by God to be a community project... Yet many believers live their lives with a huge separation between their public church personas and the details of their private existence. No one really knows us beneath the well-crafted public display, and because they don't know us, they cannot minister to us, because no one [...]

Ridge Intern Carly Langley’s Missionary Internship

June 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Hi! My name is Zeebs (Carly) Langley and I attend Bethany Global University. Bethany Global University in Bloomington, MN is an accredited missions university that has been around for almost 70 years. BGU is one part of Bethany International, a missions organization whose vision is to ‘take the church to where it is not.’ In other words, they go where the Gospel has not yet been preached, often the hardest and [...]

Sunday Evening Update by Julie Wiemann

June 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Lots of work has been happening behind the scenes as we prepare to kick off our Sunday night worship services this fall.   The official "launch team" has been identified; and as meetings, coffee chats and potlucks are occurring this is all starting to become very real.  Friends, this IS going to happen!  Here are some of the exciting things that are happening and ways you can come alongside us in prayer, [...]

Director of Hospitality

May 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Angela Derby is expanding her roles beyond the Global Café. Angela will add meal coordination for Sunday evening and mid-week programming starting this Fall. Her new title is the Director of Hospitality. “I am very excited for my new role at Prairie Ridge and look forward to serving our church community.  There are amazing new opportunities being offered at the church and I am honored to be part of it.” We are [...]

Meet The Ridge Interns: Ellen Sutphen

May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

What is your favorite Ridge memory: - Soon after we had moved from Northview Middle School to this building Mike wanted a sheep for his sermon. He couldn't find one, so he used my dog, Sammy.   What are you looking forward to the most this summer: - I am looking forward to some time off from school and getting to spend time with youth!   What excites you the most [...]

Meet The Ridge Interns: Carly Langley

May 17th, 2017|0 Comments

My name is Carly but I prefer to be called Zeebs! Fun facts about me: I don't like chocolate. At all. I've never chewed gum in my life. I love all things strawberry banana! And my grandparents are my favorite people on the planet.   My favorite Ridge Memory is hard to come up with because I've enjoyed so many things here at the Ridge. One of my favorites is probably [...]