“…TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO DO ABOVE AND BEYOND ALL THAT WE ASK OR THINK ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT WORKS IN US—TO HIM BE GLORY…”
Through the Beyond initiative, we are impacting the next generation, creating engaging environments, retiring debt to allocate more resources toward ministry, and reaching out into our community! We have been able to accomplish so much of that over the past 3 years because of you!
I wish I could describe the gratitude I feel when I think of The Ridge and you! Our church represents a strategic outpost in our area for those needing to grow with God and others. Even during the pandemic, God is using us in greater and greater ways!
We continue to be amazed at the powerful stories of life change around The Ridge. A couple from our church family, Colin and Loriann, shared this:
While 2020 was a year full of everything COVID, I look back and am so thankful … although my family suffered a horrible loss with my granddad passing, 2020 was a year that we grew in our love as a family, spent time just enjoying each other, taking time to slow down and enjoy the little things! We grew in our relationship with God and enjoyed “Church at Home” with neighbors.
I hope you are sharing in the excitement, because your financial gifts to our Beyond initiative have helped make this life-change possible! Your giving has helped us go beyond our doors to impact the next generation, create welcoming environments at the church, and reach out to our community. There have been many projects completed through this initiative—here are just a few examples of what we’ve been able to do with your financial gifts:
Impact the Next Generation – Remodeled student ministry rooms for 5th grade through high school, the Ridge Kids welcome area, rooms, and hallways, and the gym.
Create Welcoming Environments – Remodeled the lobby, conference room, and bathrooms, repurposed the Hub for group meetings and reconditioned the entire church exterior.
Reach out to our Community and Beyond – Purchased new digital and audio equipment and developed new
Ridge App for Live Stream and on-demand services, contributed to the Ridge church planting fund, gave to several church partners for their community work, and purchased vans for our Dominican Republic church partner.
As we come to the end of the Beyond campaign, we have received nearly $1,800,000 of the $2,000,000 that was originally pledged. This is remarkable in light of the pandemic. Please know that I am so very thankful for you and proud of how you have responded to God’s call.
It’s a joy serving Christ with you!
Pastor Tim Haring
God has done amazing things through Chestnut Ridge Church over the past 30 years. Now we believe He is inviting us to do even more!
Very few churches have the size or means that we do to make the kind of impact we are capable of making, and we are willing to listen to how God might be calling us to move beyond where we are today. That’s why we’ve launched Beyond.
Beyond is the next chapter of Chestnut Ridge Church, and it reflects the church’s commitment to the opportunities ahead of us. Together, we can go beyond what we thought was possible and accomplish things that only God could do in and through us.
Beyond is an eternal investment for more people to come to know Jesus.
Beyond is a generational investment as we focus on the next generation.
Beyond is a strategic investment, allowing us to serve our community.
Beyond is a financial investment as we learn to be generous and grow in faith.
Beyond is a spiritual investment in which our relationship with God and others will grow.
Join us on this spiritual journey through Beyond. We believe this will result in the transformation of your personal life, your family, our church, this community and beyond!
To Him be the glory,
Pastor Tim Haring
WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY
TO PRAY, INVITE, AND GIVE.
Beyond was created as a generosity initiative. Having an expanded space for youth and students, improving the current facility, paying down debt, planting new churches who reach the unchurched, and caring for others through local and international missions have all been a part of how Beyond invests in the hearts, lives and future of those God is calling us to reach.