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Family Fall Event @ Geisler Farms
October 10 ~ 3:00-5:00 pm Pumpkin Patch fun with Ridge Families, marshmallow roasting, b...
Meet The Ridge Kids Staff
Kara Backes, Director of Family Ministry, The Ridge I am married to BJ and have ...
The Marriage Box
At some point in my marriage, I was blessed to hear these words. The author is unknown, but ...
Prayer Focus for September 5 By Pastor Tony
When God called Abraham to go for Him, God spoke these words: “Go … to the land I will show yo...
Today’s prayer focus is for Small Groups, Singles Ministry and Spiritual Growth!
We are blessed at The Ridge with many Small Group leaders that are intentional about connecting pe...
Prayer Focus for Thursday by Care Coordinator Debbie Longseth
Our life is full of brokenness-broken relationships,broken promises,broken expectations.How can we...
i pray that...sponsors & small group leaders/teachers show real unity to the youth & kids....
Tuesday's Prayer Focus
PRAY UPSunday morning worship is a central piece in how we reach the lost and build the found. Pra...
Too Busy Not to Pray
BUSY: 1) having a great deal to do. 2) keep occupied. That's definitely the definition...
Pray with Purpose - Staff, Leaders & their Families
“You can do more than pray...after you have prayed. But you can never do more than pray until yo...
A War of Words
A student did a study on the word "war" and people's first reaction upon hearing it. Some pe...
Grace vs. Obedience
If the Gospel is grace, what is the role of obedience? Obedience is important but needs to be unde...
Blessing of the Backpacks
As a brand-new school age parent, the mention of August 26th brings excitement but also some fear....
Fighting Is No Joke
Stop me if you've heard this one...A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not sayin...
The Art of the Fight
Were you and your spouse ever taught how to fight? My husband and I weren't. And although we...
Debbie Longseth, RidgeCARE Coordinator
Greetings Ridge Family,I am Debbie Longseth and have been around Prairie Ridge Church since we beg...
Summer @ The Ridge
There are lots of activities, serving opportunities, and studies happening – join us!Pick up a&n...
Hire a Youth
If you have an odd job (yard work, baby sitting, washing your car etc) and you were going to pay s...
The Passion...The Suffering...Easter Morning
Do you remember the year The Passion of the Christ came out? I do. I was a newlywed, living in Ken...
The original Ferris Bueller
In his message Sunday, Pastor Mike talked about the original "Ferris Bueller" David's first s...
Encountering God...Sue Mixdorf
I’m Sue Mixdorf and this is my storyWhen others tell stories of “hearing god speak”, I pictu...
Alpha for Gringos by Julie Wiemann (Alpha Director)
A few months ago I had the opportunity to visit a friend in Costa Rica with the purpose of helping...
Night to Shine Highlights
What a fabulous night! Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, and guests for participating in ...
We say YES to SEX....in black and white.
Here at the Ridge, we say YES to SEX…in marriage as defined by God. As you may have heard, there...
Geisler Farms Fall Event
Saturday October 10, 2015
Geisler Farms Fall EventSaturday October 10, 2015
Geisler Farms Fall Event
October 10 ~ 3:00-5:00 pm
Pumpkin Patch fun with Ridge Families, marshmallow roasting, biggest corn maze in Iowa and more
$8 per person or $7 plus a canned good per person paid at Geisler Farms (Cash Only)
Partnering with Parents: Spiritual Parenting
Thursday October 15, 2015 to Thursday November 19, 2015
Partnering with Parents: Spiritual ParentingThursday October 15, 2015 to Thursday November 19, 2015
It's hard enough to train kids to behave, but good behavior isn't what Jesus calls for in the Bible. He wants hearts and souls that are shaped in vibrant faith and love toward God and others. How can we as parents cultivate this in our children? Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony introduces the simple but revolutionary concept that parents are, by the power of God's Spirit, to obey and depend on God in order to create an environment God can use to beckon their children to Him. Let’s come together this fall and find out in this 6 week dvd study, Spiritual Parenting by Michelle Anthony. October 15-November 19 - 6:30pm
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday October 17, 2015
Habitat for HumanitySaturday October 17, 2015
The Ridge is excited to partner with Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity and the Ankeny Circle of Faith to host a Panel Build on October 17th.
A Panel Build is a Habitat for Humanity event where a group of volunteers frame a house. The house is built with a volunteer group made up of the organization’s employees and members in their parking lot. Greater Des Moines Habitat for Humanity supplies the wood, building materials, tools, safety equipment, and professional supervision. The sponsor supplies the space, and the volunteers. The object is for the group to volunteer at their place of business, worship, or school and build the interior and exterior wall panels of a Habitat home in a seven-hour time period. Panel Build events promote team building and volunteerism opportunities.
October 17th : Ankeny Circle of Faith - Panel Build @ The Ridge - Volunteer Here
Women's Retreat: When Jesus Sees
Friday November 6, 2015 to Saturday November 7, 2015
Women's Retreat: When Jesus SeesFriday November 6, 2015 to Saturday November 7, 2015
Women's Retreat - When Jesus Sees
Where: At The Ridge
When: Friday, November 6, 7-11pm
Saturday, November 7, 8am-2pm
Cost: $30 includes snacks, meals and materials
Join us on November 6 & 7 as our guest speaker Michelle Christy shares Biblical passages & perspective on "When Jesus Sees" as well as sharing parts of her own personal journey of insecurity, need for freedom in Christ and battle with cancer. "I believe the two greatest needs we face as believers are: 1) knowing our true identity in Christ and 2) experiencing the healing work toward wholeness in Christ and the freedom that Christ desires to give as we walk towards and into Him". Michelle Christy, Defining Word Ministries
Friday, Session 1: Genesis 16, The God Who Sees;
Saturday, Session 2: Mark 5:25-34, When Jesus Sees Invisible He Names;
Saturday, Session 3: Luke 13:10-17, When Jesus Sees Bound He Looses.