Bonnie May, Director of SPARK

July 19th, 2017|0 Comments

SPARK Director Bonnie May & Family We are excited to announce Bonnie May as the new Director of SPARK (Special Programs Assisting Ridge Kids). Let's learn some more about Bonnie... I have a husband Ken a veterinarian, a son Will, going to UNI this fall and a daughter Lindzee, a junior in high school.  I originate from Chicago and became a christian in high school.  My gift for working with kids [...]

Community

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, [...]

We’re Hiring: Sunday Night Audio & Production Technician (part-time)

June 1st, 2017|0 Comments

The Sunday Night Worship Service is in need of an Audio & Production Technician to address the demands for quality and consistent sound reinforcement as well as production support for Sunday night services at The Ridge. The position offers part-time hours and a variety of work in learning and executing an excellent sound experience.   Hours are approximately 10-20 a week. {Download job description & application} Job applications due June 25th.

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 [...]

Mother’s Day

May 15th, 2017|0 Comments

https://vimeo.com/217529684 Today is a special day on which we honor very special people, people that God created for an incredibly demanding job—a job with a description that defies the possibility of fulfilling—a job nobody would actually accept if all the requirements were revealed in advance.   Endless loving, continual caring. Minimal sleeping, and problem bearing. Negotiating, long nights waiting, Arguments with prolonged debating, Ego boosting, activity attending, Juggling time, ceaseless [...]

Thank you for making Single Moms’ Morning Out a success!

May 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Single Moms' Morning Out was incredible. THANK YOU to every person who helped in making Single Moms' Morning Out an event that will not be forgotten. Without all the amazing volunteers, today wouldn't have been possible! https://vimeo.com/216328231

Sunday Evening Update: Tammy Shipley’s Expanded RidgeKids Role

April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Tammy Shipley has been on staff here at The Ridge as our part-time Childcare Coordinator since January 2016. In August of 2016, Tammy also joined Preschool at The Ridge Staff as an associate in the 3 year old room. With the addition of a Sunday Service beginning in the Fall of 2017, we will be expanding Tammy’s role to include responsibility of Wee Ones and Ridge Kids during the Sunday evening Worship [...]