Care & Prayer

We’re here to help.

our dream

At times we all need a helping hand or a shoulder to lean on. If you are in the midst of one of these times, we are here to help.

What can I Expect?

We’re a family who cares for each other.
We work with area partners and have teams of volunteers and professionals in place to help provide prayer and support for individuals and families in need.

If you need to talk to someone about a prayer need, call 616.395.4126 x436. After regular office hours, call 616.953.0745.

Counseling
We partner with Winning at Home to provide professional counseling to members of the community.

To learn more contact us.

Shepherding Elders
A Shepherding Elder represents the church in matters within the community that require the authority and care of the Elders. The Shepherding Elder will mainly be called upon to aid people in their spiritual journey.

Learn more.

Mediation
Meet with a panel of trained Christian mediators to help resolve marital, familial or professional disputes.

Contact us.

DivorceCare

Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.

LEARN MORE

Marriage Workshop
Ridge Point’s Marriage Workshop is a 4-week class for married or pre-married couples that will cover PREPARE/ENRICH, a relationship skill-building program. The class will take place from 11am-12:30pm every Sunday in March, starting on the 5th. We will meet in Conference Room 3, which is in the hallway directly to the right of the main entrance once you pass the staircase to the lower level.

$40 includes Prepare and Enrich materials for workshop and the cost of a marriage assessment.

Sign Up Today!

Financial Assistance
We offer classes (more information here) and financial assistance for those who find themselves in a pinch (contact us).
Community Resources
We partner with a variety of local organizations to provide care and support to members of our community in need.

Learn about our partnerships here.

Marriage Mentoring
Ridge Point has several Marriage Mentor couples who are passionate about helping other couples prepare for and enrich their marriages. All of our Marriage Mentors have been married a minimum of 15 years and are Certified Prepare-Enrich Facilitators.

To be mentored or to become a mentor couple contact us.

Planning on getting married soon? Do you want a Ridge Point pastor to officiate? Do you want to use our facility for you wedding?: Contact Us!

GriefShare
It hurts to lose someone. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Contact Us.

Meals
Providing meal assistance for families in need.

Contact Us.

Get involved

Here are some ways to take some next steps.
There are many ways for you to give and receive care at our church. If you’re in a season of need, let us know! If you’re in a season where you can offer care and prayer to others, let us know. Call 616.395.4126×445.

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Care and Prayer.

Whitney Housenga

 

Parents

We’re here for you.

our dream

Partnering with families to follow Jesus and fearlessly make Him known where they live, work and play.

Need some answers?

We’ll help you on the journey.
Parenting is an adventure full of ups and downs, twists and turns, battles and victories. Whether you’re full of questions about your kids or tired from all their questions and antics, we have a few  resources for you to help you through the parenting journey!

Check out the list of blogs and books below to steer you right.

Resources

Blogs and Sites

Christian Parenting
christianparenting.org

Crosswalk’s Parenting
crosswalk.com

21 Flavors of Splendor
21flavorsofsplendor.com

Focus on the Family
focusonthefamily.com/parenting

Desiring God’s Parenting
desiringgod.org/topics/parenting

Lifeway’s Parent Life Magazine
lifeway.com/en/product-family/parentlife-magazine

Books

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved.

Catherine Dreyer

Children’s Pastor
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Caroline Edewaard

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
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KATE BAREMAN

Student Ministry Pastor
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Derek Laird

Middle School Pastor
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Children's Ministries

Partnering with you in raising fearless followers

our dream

We want children to discover who Jesus is, learn to follow him, and to fearlessly make him known.

What can I Expect?

Every child is a disciple of Jesus.
Ridge Kids creates safe and creative environments for children of all abilities to learn biblical truths through interactive story-telling, activities and collaborative art projects. In partnership with families, we help kids follow Jesus with all their heart, mind and soul, and to fearlessly love and serve others like Jesus.

Weekend classes are available at the same time as the adult services. We respect your role as the primary spiritual leader in your child’s life so you will check your child into Ridge Kids before the service, but Kindergarten through 4th grade will stay with their families for the first part of the service. A host from the stage with invite kids to continue in worship in Ridge Kids. Class leaders will be waiting under the Ridge Kids monitors on the left-hand side of both floors.

Ridge Kids teachings try to be identical, no matter the campus. We also support and participate in various other programs and activities throughout the year. Ridge Kids is available for children birth – 4th grade.

Get involved

Here are a few ways to take some next steps.

Help out along with your family

Families who serve together have more fun. Serve together in the nurseries and classrooms to see first hand how we partner with you in raising fearless followers.

Child Dedication

Learn the why and how of this important milestone in the life of your child and our community.

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.
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God's Amazing Creation | Our Summer Plans

This Summer is God’s Amazing Creation. Each week includes an interactive lesson, activity, craft and take home treat.

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Children Ministries.

Catherine Dreyer

Children’s Pastor
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Caroline Edewaard

Children’s Ministry Coordinator
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Renee LaVere

Nursery Coordinator
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Ruth Perkins

Nursery Coordinator
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Social

Students AT Third coast

Amplify (9th-12th): Sundays 6–8pm Sept-May

Tribe (5th-8th): Wednesdays 6–8pm Sept-May

our dream

We have fun together in authentic community. We learn about Jesus and why a relationship with Him matters. We provide a place for students to belong.

What can I Expect?

This is where it’s AT! AMPLIFY/TRIBE
When your student comes to AT- Amplify or Tribe they will be welcomed in! We can’t wait to meet them.

All students register at our computer check in stations located in front of the Centre located inside door C by one of our great volunteers.

They will grab pizza or a snack and then head into the Centre to hangout or play 9 square, volleyball or basketball.

During Amplify or Tribe students will laugh, learn and during Large group and have the freedom to ask questions about faith and life in their Life Group. Life groups are small groups based on age, grade and gender.

AT Amplify/Tribe we want students to encounter community, grow in faith and learn to share the hope of Jesus where they live, work and play.

Get involved

Here are some ways to take some next steps.
Is your student registered for AT Amplify and Tribe?

We’d love to have you partner with us. Use your gifts to register students, serve pizza or co-lead a Life Group.

Students, find your fit: 
Interested in teaching younger kids, learning how to make smoothies and mocha’s, greeting, or using your mad social media skills for AT? Contact Maggie.

Got music skills? 
If you play an instrument or sing, we’d love to have you help lead us in worship! Computer savvy students can run tech, lights, and sound for the band and speaker. Contact Kaitlyn.

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.

Amplify

(9th-12th)

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RENS AND STUDENT REGISTRATION

Join the Student Ministries Team in RENS Aug. 18/19 and 25/26 to taste the new menu and to grab info about Amplify and Tribe. Register your student and enter to win a Student Ministry Prize Pack.

Tribe

(5th-8th)

  • No upcoming events are scheduled
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REN'S AND STUDENT REGISTRATION

Join the Student Ministries Team in REN’S Aug. 18/19 and 25/26 to taste the new menu and to grab info about Amplify and Tribe. Register your student and enter to win a Student Ministry Prize Pack.

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Amplify and Tribe.

Kate Bareman

Student Ministry Pastor
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Derek Laird

Middle School Pastor
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Maggie Bergeson

Student Admin
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Young Adults

Community with God, Community with each other.

our dream

We help young adults become Fearless Followers of Jesus by cultivating community with God and community with each other.

What can I Expect?

There’s a place for you here.
Transitioning out of high school or college is tough. Social circles change, schedules change, expectations change. What stays the same is that we were created to do life together, and as followers of Jesus, we need each other for encouragement and growth.

At Collective | Young Adults, you can expect to meet new people, make friends, worship the Lord, dive into Scripture, and eat fruit snacks. The group is all about experiencing the love of Jesus in all its fullness, as well as growing spiritually in a way that impacts every aspect of our lives.

Get involved

Here are some ways to take some next steps.
Part of following Jesus means serving those around us. From time to time, we have opportunities to help those in our community. We have served meals at Holland Rescue Mission, visited our elderly neighbors at Vista Springs and Royal Atrium Inn, and helped to host a neighborhood block party at Rosa Parks Green.

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.
  • No upcoming events are scheduled

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved in Collective.

Zack Martin

Emerging Adults Director

Isaac De Jong

Small Group Leader

Lindsay Hoffman

Small Group Leader

Jake Zoerhof

Hospitality Coordinator

Aaron Lozon

Advertising Coordinator

Social

Adults

Living as a Family of Disciples on Mission

our dream

Our dream is that every adult finds a circle of people where they can grow relationally, spiritually and missionally

What can I Expect?

relational, spiritual and missional spaces
When you join a group, you can expect a relational environment offering helpful conversations about life and faith. None of us have life or faith figured out, but together we can share our insights and stories to help us understand better who Jesus is, who we are and how we can share Him with others.

We offer a variety of groups — Rooted, Life Groups, Term Groups and Serving Groups. All of these are environments crafted for people like you and led by people like you.

  • Rooted meets weekly at Ridge Point, lasts 10 weeks, costs $25 and includes childcare
  • Life Groups meet where and when they choose, and childcare is determined by each group
  • Term Groups meet for several weeks, exploring a specific topic or range of topics
  • Serve Groups meet as needed and focus on serving inside and outside the church

In all our groups, you’ll find space to ask questions about life and faith, share opportunities to give and receive care, and use your experiences and giftedness to share Jesus with others.

Get involved

Here are some ways to take some next steps.
Give us a call at (616) 395-4126 or shoot us an email at groups@fearlessfollower.org.

What’s coming up

Mark your calenders and join us.
  • No upcoming events are scheduled
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Rooted | Starting September 16 | Sun 4pm

Whether you’ve been a Christian for a long time or are new to faith in Christ, Rooted has the potential to have a bigger impact on your spiritual growth than anything else you do this year.
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Life Groups Kickoff | September 23

Join us for a time of celebration and vision-casting as we step into a new season of Life Groups.

Our Guides

Get to know the people involved here.

Jerry Rawlings

Groups Coordinator
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Whitney Housenga

Care Coordinator
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Dan Fisher

Community Life Pastor
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