Pastor's Blog

What to do when you don’t know what to do?

Decisions. Which shoes go best with this outfit? What type of insurance is better? Should I send my kid to private or public school? Should I stay at my job or take another position? Is it time to move? And the list of what to do only continues to grow. We are...

How We Waste God’s Gifts

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 NIV   When I was little, I used to ask my mom for Kool-Aid (she made it with two cups of real sugar, and it had...

5 Essential Elements for Keeping the Faith

The Men’s Bible Study I attend on Thursday mornings is a great group of guys who work through the Bible together, enjoy the comraderies and help each other in our walk with God. We are currently studying a little letter Paul wrote to a young pastor named Timothy. It...

Three Ways You Can Practice Hearing God’s Voice.

I get asked a lot as a pastor and even ask myself at times, “How do you hear from God?” It is a great question. If God really cares and is involved in the lives of people and speaks to us, we ought to listen. In my life when it feels the heavens are silent or I am...

Using Your Gifts to Serve

The Church on the Ridge picnic in the park was a huge success. In particular, I  was amazed at the baptisms. In reading through the various stories of our people getting baptized, Rob Gibson’s life verse stood out to me. “God has given each of you a gift from his...

What do we do when we don’t feel good enough?

“God always does what he plans…” (Ephesians 1:11 CEV). Does this ever frustrate you? It definitely frustrates me! I want God to do what I plan. I had planned on having building permits this week. Here it is the end of the week and still…nothing! I find myself asking...

Four Major Things That Happened in July.

What a fantastic month for Church on the Ridge! July 2018 is historic in many ways. First, we had the largest 4th of July events to date! In the evening over 7000 people watched and experienced Red, White & Boom, put on by our church family. It was a spectacular...

What your kids (and you) can learn at Breakaway

Here at Church on the Ridge, we want to share the love of Jesus by helping people become fully devoted followers of Christ! And what better way to do that than exploring 29,000 feet below the surface of the ocean! BREAKAWAY, The Undersea Adventure is our vacation...

How do we love others the way God tells us to? Send them a 🍕!

As of Monday of this week, we were still no closer to having civil drawings that we could submit to the city. If you know anything about construction, you cannot do anything without them. For whatever reason, our architect saved them for last, and the civil engineer...

3 Things We Can Learn From the Addictions in Our Lives

When I was 25 years old, I made a profound discovery about myself. I knew I came from an addictive family; my granddad, my dad, and most of his siblings were at some point addicted to something. When I was a teenager Christ got hold of my life, and I became acutely...