Pastor's Blog

How many do-overs do we get?

Can you think of a specific time when you really wish you could have a do-over?  Sometimes we feel like we have blown it so many times that there is no way we can make it right again. We feel the need to take over and make Jesus sit in the passenger seat. We...

Resolutions vs. Goals

It’s just past January 1st, and that means one thing. New Years’ resolutions. Why are these some of the hardest promises that we make every year? It might be because we promise things that we know we can’t keep. Or maybe even more than that, our promises aren’t rooted...

Four ways you can show people that they matter.

Over the past three weeks, the overwhelming theme we have been trying to convey to you is that you matter. Jesus didn’t leave heaven to get his name painted in the stars; He left because he saw the immense value in you. And just as he saw value in us, he wanted us to...

Three last minute ways you can spread the joy of Christmas.

Christmas is such a particular time of year. Our homes get festive, family comes into town, and in the air, there is an unexplainable joy. It's incredible. There are only four more days until Christmas day, and we want to encourage you with three last-minute ways you...

Do something and change someone’s life forever.

This past weekend, Charlie and Toni talked about how we can all do something for the missions that Church on the Ridge supports. Did any stand out to you? We support missional efforts in Cambodia, Latvia, Eswatini, at the Mt.Si Food Bank, at Teen Challenge, and with...

Gratitude in the workplace. Is it possible?

How do you feel appreciated and respected at work? Most of the time we don't. We feel weighed down by the negativity that churns in the workplace, but we don't have to stay that way. This past week Kevin talked about the five languages of appreciation in the...

Three ways you can be more thankful this week.

This past weekend we talked about choices and the ramifications they have on our lives. Are we going to choose ourselves, the world or God to be in charge? In a season where everything has been commercialized, we tend to choose the world and forget about the things...

One way you can improve you goals.

What is the one thing you want to accomplish in life? When you ask most people that question they usually say they want to live comfortably, have kids, and live a healthy life. Those are great goals, but they all seem to be missing something. JESUS. God has called us...

I can do it on my own.

Have you ever climbed Mount Si? Or went on a hike that was challenging? What did you do to prepare? Did you gather snacks, water and wear comfortable clothes, or did you wing it and hope for the best. Climbing a mountain is tough; especially if you do it without the...