The Global Outreach ministry exists to equip people at The Ridge to engage in outreach and missions by taking the Gospel to the nations, and making Jesus known across the world. We currently support seven long-term missionaries in Colombia, Ethiopia, Asia, Israel, and India. These are all considered pioneering works in unreached and unengaged people groups, with several in countries “closed” to the Gospel. We also support training programs for Ridge members preparing to serve mid to long-term in foreign lands, including language learning, missions internships, and tuition for Perspectives on the World Christian Movement.
We Send Missionaries
We regularly organize short term mission trips and have sent missionaries to El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras. If you are interested in learning about our next mission trip, please contact us.
We Send Mission Teams
We regularly organize short-term mission trips to cross-cultural destinations, often in partnership with Global Effect, in the Dominican Republic. El Salvador and Honduras have also been destinations. This summer we are sending our first family mission team into “America’s most ethnically diverse square mile”, Clarkston, Georgia. We go with the objective to be Christ in the flesh, to present the Gospel when opportunity presents, and to learn to be stretched out of our comfort zones as His messengers.
Ladies’ Mission Trip, June 15-20, Dominican Republic, Ten to twelve Ridge women will join Crossover CUPS mission, ministering to poor families near Puerto Plata, serving a meal to the needy living in the dump, participating in kids camps, distributing food, painting a home, visiting Dominican homes, a prayer walk through the red light district, and a wide variety of activities designed to share God’s love with those living hard lives. This mission may break your heart, and move you closer to Jesus’ love for everyone”. All inclusive cost is $1,200.*
Couples’ Mission Trip, June 22-27, La Vega, Dominican Republic. Three to four Ridge married couples will lead a VBS program for children and provide water filters and service projects for the families in the impoverished Juan Bosch neighborhood. Opportunities to share the gospel will be abundant as we interact with both children and adults in this nominally Catholic culture. Cost is $1,200*
Mens’ Mission Trip, July 12-17, Dominican Republic; Ten to twelve Ridge guys over 18 will serve poor families in Puerto Plata, performing minor or maybe not so minor repairs to homes, and assisting kind-hearted Karen to distribute food and encouragement to poor families. Gospel opportunities are likely. A willingness to serve is essential, some construction/repair skills are desirable. Cost is $1,200*.
Young Adults’ Mission Trip, July 23-27, La Vega, Dominican Republic; six to eight spiritually mature Ridge members will apply biblical principles in teaching and counseling to 20 to 30 college students enrolled in The Global Effect Leadership Program. The relevant topics confronting Christ’s church (salvation, sexual immorality, church membership/fellowship, communion with Christ) will be addressed by ministering the word of God through fellowship, teaching, and service projects. Be ready to forget yourself and look to Christ as you serve where God is already working in the Dominican Republic. Cost is $1,200*
* The Ridge is paying costs over $1,200 per participant, and financial scholarship for members is available if needed. Passport required.
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Holy Land Tour
Holy Land Tour, October 25-November 6, 2021. Hope for Israel is a Jewish-Christian ministry intending to make Jesus known as Lord in Israel. They are supported in part by Tours of Hope, who is offering Ridge members an extensive 9-day, probably unforgettable experience of much of what you have only read about in the Bible. Four- star hotels, meals, motor-coach, an excellent licensed Israeli guide, airfare, fees, just about everything is included. Israel is anxious to recover it’s tourism industry, Covid is on the wane, and the fall is the perfect time to visit. Costs per person are double occupancy- $3,705.00.
(This tour is not an official Ridge-hosted/sponsored event or mission, but rather hosted by a professional, licensed Israeli tour company).
Spreading the Good News
There are 7.2 billion people on the face of the earth, with about 2.9 billion in people groups that have absolutely no Christian presence. No believers, no Bible, not a single church; the name Jesus has never been heard. We believe that God is a missional God, and as a church we will pray, go and send people into all nations making disciples and spreading the Good News to a lost and dying world.
Mission Advisory Council
The Ridge takes seriously the Commission to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Eight missions-trained or experienced individuals advise missions director Ken Conway on strategic direction and investment of resources for maximum Kingdom impact. (Allen Peterson not pictured)
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Ken Conway, Elder