Spirit of Truth Bible Conference

Spirit of Truth Bible Conference

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What: A Bible conference, hosted by Ridgeview, focusing on the person and work of the Holy Spirit.

Why: To educate, edify, equip and motivate God’s people by focusing on the Work of God’s Spirit, as we can see his Work in God’s Word.

When: March 22-24, 2019 (Friday & Saturday 6-8PM, Sunday 9-10AM and 10:30-11:45, followed by a fellowship meal). Child-care will be provided for all events.

Who: Open to the public.

Where: Ridgeview Bible Church, 919 E 10th Street, Chadron NE, 69337

During each gathering, we will enjoy corporate worship, prayer, biblically-saturated and inspiring teaching, and rich Christian fellowship. Mark your calendars, and plan to be a part of this special time of learning and growing.

Christ’s Kids Teacher Training

Christ’s Kids Teacher Training

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Hey parents! Christ’s Kids on the Ridge will be hosting a training for teachers this Sunday night, October 7th, at 6. We will have coffee and desserts for those who attend!

The purpose for this training is to encourage, train, and equip you to teach the children at Christ’s Kids. It’s been a while since we have done this, so we will be looking at some policies, expectations, and other information that we hope will help you in teaching.

We are very excited about this! If you aren’t able to make it, please contact Liz Parker at 402-364-3316 so that we can arrange something with you. It would be helpful to let us know you’re planning to come on the Event FB page (Click here to do that). Thank you!

Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Jesus

Ministry Opportunities for Fall 2018!

Ministry Opportunities for Fall 2018!

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Are you a part of Ridgeview and looking for a ministry in which to serve this Fall? We have many opportunities for service and would love to talk with you about finding your place! Here are several of our current ministry needs:

  1. Worship Team/AV Team: vocalists, instrumentalists, and A/V technicians (musicians try out, but we can train AV techs)
  2. AWANA Children’s Ministry: Teachers and helpers*
  3. Sunday School (for children): 2 Regular teachers and 2 substitute teachers*
  4. Christ’s Kids on the Ridge: Help with or teach children during the worship gathering once or twice a month.*
  5. Nursery: Volunteers to serve during Sunday School and the Worship Gathering*
  6. Host Parent Ministry: Host Parents for college students
  7. Job Corps Ministry: Small group leaders and helpers every Monday night
  8. Fellowship Meals: Monthly hosts
  9. College Meals: Monthly hosts
  10. Youth Group: Helpers every Wednesday night*

You do not need to be a member of Ridgeview to serve in many of our ministries, but non-members will need to complete the Ministry Leadership Application process (click here) to serve in any ministry at Ridgeview. Members do not need to complete this process (so maybe you should join? :-)). Contact us today!

 

*Ministry with youth and children at Ridgeview requires a recent background check, which Ridgeview will complete for you free of charge.

Four Reminders on Resurrection Weekend

Four Reminders on Resurrection Weekend

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Dear Church Family,

There are four things that I want to remind you about today: three things concerning events and such and one reminder from the Bible.

First, please note that there will be no Sunday School this Sunday. We will gather together to worship our risen King at 10:30 AM.

Second, next Sunday, April 8, there will be a baptism service during the regular worship gathering. If you, or someone close to you, would like to be baptized or learn more about it please contact us by Wednesday, April 4. Also on April 8, we will enjoy our last church-wide fellowship meal of the semester. So bring some friends, some food and plan to stick around for some wonderful fellowship!

Third, on April 15 at 6PM we will host a seminar focusing on Science and the Christian worldview. Specifically, we will address evolution and theistic evolution as they relate to the Bible and to the Christian gospel. Zachary Varpness (a science professor at CSC and an elder at Ridgeview) will speak from a scientific and philosophical point of view, and I will speak from a biblical and theological perspective. Following the presentations, there will be a time for Q&A (hard questions welcomed!). We’re putting a lot of effort into this, and our hope is that this seminar will be helpful to anyone thinking about or struggling with how to reconcile modern science with the teachings of the Bible. Please make your plans to attend this event (and spread the word too!).

And finally, I want to remind you that on Thursday evening of the Last Week, while the disciples were pondering their own first-ness, Jesus laid aside his outer garments, tied a towel around his waist, and washed their feet. He said to them: “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.” (John 13:14-15). Let’s go into this weekend following Jesus’ example. Instead of seeking our own, let’s go low and seek to serve – for the good of others and for the glory of God.

I can’t wait to worship the Risen Jesus Christ together with you this Sunday.

In Christ,
Pastor Mike Johnson, for the Ridgeview elder team

Science & the Christian Worldview

Science & the Christian Worldview

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Does science prove evolution? Is evolution (or theistic evolution) compatible with a Christian worldview or the gospel of Jesus Christ? A scientist and a theologian will team up to address these questions in this exciting seminar hosted by Revive (CSC Student Group) here at Ridgeview Bible Church.

Each will give a 30-minute presentation. And, following that, there will be an open Q & A time – welcoming both live questions and questions people text or tweet in.

If you have ever wondered about the compatibility between Science and the Christian Worldview, this seminar is for you. We hope you will make your plans to be here on Sunday, April 15, 6-7:30PM. Contact us if you have any questions (call 308-432-5131 or click here for our contact form).

6 Things to Know

6 Things to Know

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There are several important things happening these days at Ridgeview. Here are six of them:

1. There will be a Discipleship Seminar for women on Tuesday @ 6:30PM at Ridgeview. This is for you if: 1) you are involved in discipling others, or 2) you would like to be involved in discipling others, or 3) would simply like to know more about what discipleship looks like, and how to effectively do it.

2. There is a Wild Game Feed Friday @ 6PM at the Dawes County Fair Grounds. This is to raise funds for launching a new Special Youth Challenge (SYC) Ministry here in Chadron. SYC is a great ministry to children and teens with disabilities, enabling them to hunt and enjoy the outdoors in a way often not possible. And best of all, it is a vehicle to share the greatest news in all of life.

3. On February 2, from 5:30-8PM and February 3, 9AM-12PM we will Live-stream Paul Tripp’s Marriage Seminar. This is a free event and open to all and child care will be provided. And by the way, we are looking to hire a few people to do nursery and child care for this event. If you are interested please contact us through the contact form (click here), and the coordinator will get back with you. A background check is required and preference will be given to those who currently serve in a child-care ministry at Ridgeview.

4. On Sunday, February 4 we will have a Baptism Service during the worship gathering. If you would like to be baptized, please let us know (use the contact form or see an elder during the worship gathering before February 4).

5. Beginning on February 11 at 9AM, we will teach a New Members’ Class. This 4-week course is designed to help you understand who we are and what it means to join the membership. This is for you if you want to join Ridgeview, want to know more about the church, or for members who joined before we offered a membership class, who are interested to know what the course entails.

6. Finally, we use Remind (a text-messaging service) sparingly to pass on more important or time-sensitive messages (e.g. when a service or event is canceled or postponed due to inclement weather). If you would like to sign up simply send a text message to 81010 with the message: @rbcchadron . Click here for a PDF with instructions.

If you have questions about any of these things (or anything else) be sure to contact us. Have a great week!

Ministry Proposal

Ministry Proposal

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Interested in launching a new Bible study at Ridgeview? The elder team has developed a process for launching new ministries in the church, especially teaching ministries (like Bible studies). As elders, we feel a responsibility for the various teaching venues of the church. We want to both ensure that all church-sponsored teaching is doctrinally sound, and also to be aware of different learning opportunities so that we can direct people to classes which might benefit them.

We also wanted a clear and simple way for people to get new ideas approved.

So, to that end, we created an easy process. If you have a desire to launch a new church-sponsored study (a new men’s study, ladies Bible study, workshops, special events, etc.) you need only fill out a “Ministry Proposal” and return it to the church office. The elders will review all proposals quickly and communicate approval or any suggestions in a timely way. This is the only prerequisite necessary to launch a new study. Pretty easy, right?

You can download the form here (click here to download). So, if you have an idea or a desire to launch a new Bible study or event that will be hosted at Ridgeview, or otherwise sponsored by the church, we hope you will find this new process helpful. If you have any questions, please contact us.

4 Reminders

4 Reminders

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There are a lot of things going on at Ridgeview these days. Here are four of them:

First, there will be a members’ meeting on November 5, immediately following the worship gathering. Childcare will be provided. In this brief meeting, we hope to accomplish three things: 1) the elders will share our vision for 2018 and also take questions, 2) we will vote on the 2018 budget, and 3) we will vote on some proposed changes to the Ridgeview constitution. Documents for this meeting are available from the church office.

Second, don’t forget the Women’s Bible Study Workshop tonight (October 12) from 6-7:30 and October 19 in the Worship Center. This interactive workshop is designed to equip women to study the Bible for themselves. Please pass the word; this is for anyone interested in the community, not just members or attendees of Ridgeview. Childcare will be provided.

Third, we are wanting to organize our next New Members Class. If you would like to become a member or learn more about Ridgeview, please let us know. This is a 4-week course, held at 9 AM on Sundays. Once we have a few people signed up, we will work out dates for this.

Finally, there will be no Sunday School this Sunday, October 15. We follow the CSC academic calendar for things like Sunday School, and CSC is on Fall Break this weekend. The Worship Gathering will begin as usual at 10:30 AM, and we will hear from Ridgeview elder Devin Davis, as he continues his series unpacking the book of Jude.

Vacation Bible School 2017

Vacation Bible School 2017

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2017 Vacation Bible School

Come and Discover the God of the Universe at our 2017 Vacation Bible School. During VBS kids will discover that the God who created everything there is—the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible—wants a relationship with them!

When? June 19th – June 22nd 2017 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Who? Ages 4 thru 12
Where? Ridgeview Bible Church – 919 E 10th St Chadron, NE

And don’t forget our VBS Closing Celebration – Thursday June 22nd – 6:30 pm @ Ridgeview Bible Church. See your kids perform some of our VBS Songs, Enjoy Dessert, and more!

 

Register your Kids Today Here: http://bit.ly/yesvbs
 
Help is Needed to Spread the Gospel to Children. Can you Help? Sign Up Here to Volunteer: http://bit.ly/volunteervbs2017
 
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