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Missional Life

Reaching Those Who Are Far From God and Restoring What Is Broken In Our World

Organizational Initiatives are ministry partnerships led by our staff and members.

Each ministry will express these goals in different ways depending on their area of involvement, but the outcomes are always the same: more people following Jesus and fearlessly making Him known in their communities.

Each of these programs has an ongoing focus team, regular activities, and exist to bring the hope and healing of the Gospel to a broken world.


70x7 Life Recovery

Join us in creating new stories for those men and women returning to our community from incarceration or working towards recovery from addictions. Relationships are the cornerstone towards restoration, jobs skills and employment.

Contact Ron Bechtel or visit

EC Brooks Prison

Over 2,000 men are incarcerated at the prison we serve in Muskegon, MI. Statistically, 95% of these inmates will eventually return to their community. We are building intimate relationships through different program avenues and rejoice as all of us grow in our spiritual walk, learn to work out our differences peacefully and experience hope.

Contact: Doug Cupery, 616-550-0587

Mosaic Foster/Adopt

Mosaic actively encourages and supports families engaged in foster care, adoption, kinship care and Safe Families. Through the formation of authentic relationships, Mosaic strives to provide children and their families with a sense of community, hope and belonging. Mosaic’s support system, along with counseling and access to financial resources for those considering adopting, helps ensure that no child or family walks alone through the adoption or foster care process.

Contact: Wendy Cheek, 616-688-5172. Visit to learn more about the impact Mosaic is having on children and families.

Pullman Ministries

Through the building of strong relationships, we join with the Pullman community in bringing hope and love that is found in Jesus Christ to area residents. Together, we are reaching out to the local children and youth in tangible ways. God has great plans in Pullman and is using this ministry to develop spiritually mature disciples. An important piece is the Thursday night service that includes a meal, worship, prayer and learning for children, students, and adults.

Adult Ministry: Melinda Jones, 616.883.3010.

Kid’s Club: Emily Van Dam, 616.283.6265.

Third Coast desires to make Fearless Followers in West Michigan and around the world.

We work with strategic global partners to improve health, education, family, government, business and leadership development through local churches.  As relationships are developed, local communities are reached with the good news of Jesus and communities are restored through the work of the local church.


Our purpose is to partner with Shalom Church in their church growth, church planting and educational development while simultaneously giving Ridge Pointers an opportunity to experience mission together. For the last 5 years, Ridge Point families have been deepening the relationship with the people of Shalom Church and the community of San Pedro. Join us on one of our trips this spring break or throughout the year for a tropical adventure that is sure to benefit you, your family, and the Kingdom.

Contact: Bryan Linn, 616.990.5899.

Click here to learn more about an upcoming trip.


We partner with Hope of the Nations in Tanzania to support children attending the primary school to receive a Christ-centered education and equip the men and women attending their Bible College; many of who plant churches and other ministries that support their communities.  Our trips to the are reach children who live and survive in the streets.

Contact Kurt

Click here to learn more about an upcoming trip to Tanzania



Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America and residents are faced with high unemployment, unsafe water, and low educational levels.  In addition to planting a church, our partnership has focused on building church leaders, training children’s ministry leaders, developing a prison ministry team and equipping leaders to teach others how to handle their finances.

Contact: Jack Dykstra or  Mary Jo Busscher.

Click here to learn more about an upcoming trip.


World leaders have called the global HIV/AIDS pandemic “the greatest humanitarian crisis in history.” In Zambia, nearly 1 in 7 people are currently living with HIV/AIDS. Every day, 115 people are newly infected and 74 will die because of the disease. As a result, over 600,000 children under the age of 17 are orphaned because of this pandemic. Our partner, Jubilee Centre, has a network of nearly 90 churches and equip church leaders to combat the AIDS crisis, crush poverty through job creation and empower children to lead through quality education.  We have joined them as they develop transformational spiritual leaders to impact these challenges.

Contact: Mary Jo Busscher, 616-218-6235.

Click here to learn more about an upcoming trip.

Child Sponsorships

Jubilee Centre’s Child Sponsorship Program is a holistic approach to addressing the needs of vulnerable children in Zambia.  Not only does it provide for the child, but it empowers the family with whom the child is living.  It is the church working to be the difference makers within the communities to bring hope and a chance for children to have a brighter future. Your charitable tax-deductible contribution of $30 a month provides education and very basic family needs.

Click here to begin the sponsorship process.

Click here to pay your annual sponsorship.

Your sponsored child would love to hear from you!  Click here to send a note to your sponsored child.

Start Something New!

Start-up guide:Our goal is that every member at Ridge Point would have the tools to make their missional dream a reality. If you have an idea for a Missional Initiative, we want to share it with our community!


Come on a Mission Trip with Us!

Learn more about upcoming trips. Click here.

Trip application.

At the Next Mission Sentral – May 9

Tuesday, May 9, 6:30pm

Large Group: Celebration 

Missional Leaders: Celebrating Wins

Leadership Development: Encouraging One Another

Life Groups: Including Children in Life Groups

plus… Missional Initiative & Global Partnership Meetings