Virtual Baby Dedication Celebration Event

Virtual Baby Dedication Celebration Event

At The Ridge, we recognize the importance of making a commitment to raise your child to know and love God.

Baby Dedication with The Ridge is a time for you, as parents, to share with the church your commitment to lead your children into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s designed as a way for parents to publicly profess and celebrate their intent to raise their children in Christ. It is an opportunity for you to take some time at the beginning of your journey as a parent to consider what will matter the most in the life of your child; to really talk together and decide what you value; and to decide what you can do today in order to have the greatest impact on your child’s future.

You will be the greatest influence in your child’s life. We want to be your biggest fan and trusted guide.


Because we are not able to meet with you during this time for Baby Dedication, we are providing the opportunity for you and your family to participate virtually.

For families that are interested in participating in the celebration, you will first need to complete the registration form below.

Next, we will be in contact with you to schedule a time for your dedication and send you a packet of forms to you.

Then, before the Virtual Baby Dedication, a member of our staff will meet with your family through Zoom for a Virtual Baby Dedication Gathering to get to know you better and discuss the event.

Finally, you will be invited to attend the Baby Dedication Celebration event on Zoom with a member of our staff.  During the celebration we will watch a short video and discuss the dedication and its meaning with you and your family.

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The month of October we are going to discover what God says about COURAGE —being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid.

Think about that—even when you’re afraid. The truth is, you WILL be afraid. So, the question is, when fear is present, where do you find the courage to stand up, or push through, or keep going?

The Bible is filled with passages reminding us that we can and should be strong and courageous.

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Honduras Mission Trip:  August 2016 – Day 8

Honduras Mission Trip: August 2016 – Day 8

Hello Everyone,

Our last full day in Honduras was a beautiful one.  Our wonderful hosts at Iglesia Gran Comision love to show off their country and treated us to a wonderful day that began with Ziplining.  We harnessed up and had an awesome time flying through the trees!  From there we enjoyed an afternoon of relaxation at the beach at the Palma Real Resort.


One of our team members, Aaron Wargo, summed up our time well: “After a week of hard work, we learned you don’t have to go on a mission trip to be a missionary.  You can spread God’s word & His love any time, anywhere.  It’s been an honor to serve & spend time this week with this mission team.  Muchas gracias Iglesia Gran Comision!”

We made our way back to La Ceiba to wash up for one last church service with our new friends.  Here’s our team with the pastors and their wives after the service last night.  And, this picture of Emily Black pretty much sums up how we are feeling about leaving on Sunday.  It has been an incredible week of getting close with our team members, making new friends, and seeing our God in a much bigger way.  Thank you so much for your prayers and your support this past week.



Bright and early Sunday morning we will make our way to the airport in San Pedro Sula to make our flight back to the States.  We look forward to seeing you in person to share our experience with you.

Hasta luego!

Honduras Mission Trip: August 2016 – Day 7

Honduras Mission Trip: August 2016 – Day 7

Hello Everyone,

Bruce Lane lead our devotional time today. He began by asking the question, “Are you called to Missions?”





The work of Christian missions is the call of every single follower of Jesus Christ. To be a missionary is literally to be one sent out on a mission. Each of us has been sent out with an explicit mission. We are not only invited but are commissioned to proclaim the love of God shown in Christ through our love of God and neighbor. We looked at Matthew 28:29-30 and Acts 1:8.


As we grow in faithfulness to Christ and his Kingdom, we must reclaim this central vision of the Christian life: to be a disciple is to a missionary! For the Christian, the call to missions is never a a questions of “if” but is simply a questions of “where”. We live in a pure mission field and people won’t move spiritually until they are connected socially. The social connections makes the spiritual connection possible. Invite and invest!


We went to work finishing up the house and spending our last day with the kids at the CDI. It was an emotional day as we said goodbye to the precious children we got to know all week. Their hugs, smiles and joy will be forever in our hearts and memories. The afternoon was a very special time as we dedicated the house to Marcia and her children. Another memory that won’t be soon forgotten.


After the dedication we left to have our picture taken at the “La Ceiba” sign. From there we made our way to find some souvenirs in downtown La Ceiba and enjoy dinner together as a team.

Until tomorrow…


Honduras Mission Trip: August 2016 – Day 6

Honduras Mission Trip: August 2016 – Day 6

Hello Again,

The skies have cleared with the passing of Hurricane Earl.  We are grateful that we didn’t get the high winds and the amount of rain that was expected.
Randy and Megan Williams led our devotional time this morning which focused on mission work being “hands on” and that Jesus was hands on.  We read Mark 1:40-45.  Jesus put his hands on the leper to heal him.  The power of touch is strong.  Jesus could use his words to heal but he wanted to touch the leper.  Jesus knew what the leper needed – His touch.  We were reminded that we are to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Our touch shows the love of God around us.  We all talked about slowing down and to stop being so busy.




We were grateful for the break in weather so that we could continue work on the house.  The shipment of gravel arrived and we were able to mix cement to finish pouring the floors in the house.  We were also able to start running the electrical as well.



Megan continued work in the clinic organizing medicine in the pharmacy.  Emily and Sam led games with the CDI kids.  And, Doug finished his counseling training with the pastors.  We all gathered late afternoon to load up the truck to deliver food packages to families in the surrounding community.  It was a huge blessing to meet many of the families and share a little love with them.  It is always wonderful to hear how much they appreciate Iglesia Gran Comision and how grateful they are to be a part of a great church family.  A day we won’t soon forget.


Tonight is the night we have the CDI cooks cater a meal to honor and thank our host families.  It is a great time to get the team and all the host families together and share words of thanks for how they have blessed us and made our trip here so meaningful.  It makes the experience so rich to be able to stay with families from the church here and to see firsthand what hospitality is all about.



Tomorrow will be a full day as we finish up our projects and present the house to the family.  The house will be given to Marcia.  She is widowed and has two children; an 8 year old boy and a 4 year old girl.  Her husband left her for another woman and he was shot after getting involved with a gang.  She and her children have all been living in one small bedroom in her father’s home which is next door to where we are building her house.  She and all her children will each have their own bedrooms in her new house.

We look forward to sharing pictures of the dedication