Many have asked for notes for sessions they may have missed. If you click here (or on the image above) you can download the ROUGH teaching notes from Bibliology to Christology. They are just teaching notes, so it might be hard to understand some parts. You can send us a message if you have questions and we will be glad to answer.
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!
Those going on our Costa Rica mission trip (which leaves in 18 days!) aren’t the only one’s going on mission this year. Meet Alexis Phillips, the Ridgeview member planning to go to South Africa from June to August! We are posting it here to encourage people to get behind Alexis financially and through prayer. Here is what Alexis wrote:
God has blessed my life in so many ways, and has recently opened the door to Adventures in Missions, and I will be going to Nsoco, Swaziland and Port Elizabeth, South Africa this summer from June to August. The Kingdom of Swaziland is home to 1.1 million people, with the world’s highest HIV/AIDS infection rate. It is estimated that by 2050, Swaziland will cease to exist. There are around 6,000 orphans that I will be helping; the kids are scattered throughout this nation and are in desperate need to know God. Adventure’s in Missions has been committed to seeing these statistics reversed, and believe the key to a nation’s future is its children. In South Africa, I will be preparing food, doing women’s ministry, Bible study, worship, gardening, hospital visits, working with the homeless, and door to door ministry. This mission trip has already changed me and I am honored to go and make God’s name known. If you feel it in your heart to help me go, there are many ways you can do so:
1) You can click on this link (click here or the ‘donate now’ button below) and donate online.
2) I am selling fundraising t-shirt’s for 20 dollars, and if you would like to buy one just get in touch with me.
3) Come attend the Ridgeview Church Spaghetti Fundraiser Feed on April 30th!
4) PRAY. If you are unable to give financially, I ask that you pray for my safety this summer!
On March 18 & 19, 2017 Ridgeview will be hosting Reach Missions Emphasis 2017. The purpose will be to focus our hearts and minds on God’s heartbeat for the nations. Make your plans to be here for this exciting weekend, and trust God to work in a significant way in your life!
Things begin on Saturday, March 18 at 6PM with a Concert of Prayer for Global Missions. This will be an exciting mix of worship (featuring Ridgeview’s Worship Band), prayer, missions presentations and speaking. You don’t want to miss this!
Then on Sunday morning, we will have Greg & Julieann (we’re going to stick to first names online) joining us from Global Serve International. Julieann plans to share with the college women during the Sunday School hour (9-10), and Greg will preach during the main worship gathering. They have a ton of experience in cross-cultural discipleship and a fresh perspective we all will benefit from. Here is Greg’s bio:
Greg was raised in a Christian home in Michigan and grew up with relatives involved in missions. Greg spent a year working on a tribal contact in South America and then graduated from Michigan State University in Chemical Engineering. While working at Dow Chemical, Greg felt the Lord leading him to work overseas and he attended Columbia Biblical Seminary in South Carolina. There he met his wife, Julieann and they moved to Florida where they served on staff at a church for 3 years. During this time the Lord placed Siberia on their hearts and in 1994, they went out to work among the ethnic peoples of Siberia. They spent over a decade planting communities of faith among ethnic people groups and a large community of deaf people in the region. The fellowships are now on their own with their own pastors and leaders. Greg formed Global Serve International (GSI) to assist workers to enter and work among the least reached in closed or limited access regions. Greg and Julieann have 2 sons, Dylan, 22 and Eric, 20. Greg now serves as International Director of GSI.
Following the worship gathering, everyone is invited to an international meal in the Ridgeroom, prepared by Job Corps students from Thailand, Burma, and other countries. During the meal, the Costa Rica team will share their experiences serving people in the hurricane-affected regions of Costa Rica during Spring Break.
So make your plans to be here March 18-19. We are trusting God to use this weekend in a significant way in the hearts of many. Maybe even in yours!
Attention Ladies! Join us on February 4, 9AM-11:30AM, @ Ridgeview Bible Church for an indepth Bible-study workshop. Learn how to discover for yourself the treasures in God’s word. Whether you have studied the Bible for many years, or are just starting out, we believe this workshop will be profitable for your walk with God!
If you have any questions, send us a message or give us a call (308-432-5131). Child care will be provided for nursery and pre-school aged children.
Here is an exciting announcement: The members’ meeting on December 18th demonstrated that there is clear unity for the elder team’s decision to hire Burt Newman (96% in favor). Accordingly, we offered Burt the position and he accepted!
He officially begins in that role on January 1, 2017. Burt & Amanda have served in ministry in Chadron for some time, both in the youth ministry at Ridgeview and ministering to CSC students through the Revive Campus Ministry. Burt plans to further develop the missions, youth, Job Corps and student ministries at Ridgeview.
We are happy to welcome him to the staff of Ridgeview, and look forward to what this will mean for our church, for the fame of Christ’s name!
During the last two worship gatherings we have announced that the elder team has decided to move ahead with hiring Herbert Newman (aka Burt) as the new Student Ministries Leader. Before the church hires him, we want to ensure that there is church-wide unity on the matter. Accordingly, this Sunday (December 18), immediately following the Worship Gathering, we will have a brief Members’ Meeting to vote on whether to hire Herbert Newman.
If you are a member but not able to attend, you can still vote via email. Just cut and paste the voting question below into an email and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s important to have as many members as possible participate in this vote, so if you are planning to be away, please take a few minutes to email in your vote.
The official voting question will be as follows:
First and Last name:_______________
Are you a member of Ridgeview Bible Church?
Yes___ No___ Unsure___
Will you affirm God’s leading through the elders in regards to Herbert Newman joining the staff of Ridgeview Bible Church as Student Ministries Leader in January, 2017?
Again, the email address for submitting your vote is: email@example.com.
Ridgeview is partnering together with Revive CSC Campus Ministry and Movida USA (click here to learn more about Movida) to sponsor and send a mission team to Costa Rica in 2017. The dates are March 4-11. The team will plug in to serve local churches and schools and will work in an orphanage, and also do some outreach to the inter-city homeless population.
We have timed the trip to coincide with CSC’s Mid-Term break so that students can participate (though non-students are also welcome to apply).
Please contact us if you are interested in joining the team. The cost is approximately $1300, which will include airfare and all on-field costs. The maximum team size is 25, including the team leaders. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions (via Facebook or email – or call 308.432.5131).
Click here to download the application. Printed applications will also be available at the Worship Gathering this Sunday (10-9). To apply, please return your completed application to the church office.
Click here to download the Movida Short Term handbook. This resource has most of the information you will need to plan your trip.
As you may know, a few weeks ago the Elder Team packed everything up and went to Ft. Robinson for three days to pray for the church and to plan for 2017. This Sunday, following the worship gathering, want to share the fruit of those discussions with you. The elder team will be presenting our vision for 2016-2017 – what we believe God is calling us to do this year. Everyone is invited, and there will be time for whatever questions you might have. We will be discussing our vision in general as well as specific plans and the proposed budget. I hope you will be there this Sunday.
The Chadron United Methodist Parish is putting together flood buckets for the flood victims in Louisiana. If you would like to be a part of this and donate either supplies or monetary it would all be appreciated. Our goal is to assemble 10 buckets; however if we can do more that’s even BETTER! Click here for (link) a list of supplies. If you can’t donate enough for one bucket, anything you can donate will help and we will purchase what is still needed to fill the buckets. WE DO NOT NEED THE BUCKETS w/LIDS. Ace Hardware donated the buckets with lids and Bomgaars has donated some supplies. Drop off points for money donations or supplies are:
- Wed, Thursday, & Friday mornings from 8-Noon at the UMC at 847 Shelton St. and
- Wed & Thursday evenings from 5-7 at the American Legion Club at 123 Bordeaux in Chadron.
The buckets will be assembled and put together on Friday afternoon and sent to Ogallala, NE on Monday Aug 29 to be shipped to Louisiana. If you have any questions please contact Vicki Kotschwar at 432-3615 or Melody Herbert at 430-2040. You may also call the Church at 432-2866. Thanks in advance to all who help with this worthy cause. Please feel free to share this with your friends and other businesses & organizations.