Sunday, January 17, 2021
Amplifying Leaders Update
Dear The Ridge Church,
Happy New Year! As you have partnered and prayed for those ministering in countries around the world, I would like to share with you just a few highlights of progress being made. We celebrate the kingdom force growing from everywhere to everywhere with these disciples who are making disciples!
11 Graduate in Papua New Guinea
- In November, The Wesleyan Bible College of Papua New Guinea celebrated the graduation of 11 individuals. Let us join with them in praising God for the training they’ve experienced. Let us also pray for these, as they venture out into the next season of their ministry.
8 Students Training in India
- Identified by the Wesleyan Methodist Church of East India, 8 individuals were chosen to receive grants and to enroll in programs within India to train as pastors and trainers.
19 Assisted in Sierra Leone
- When the COVID-19 Global Pandemic hit, challenges mounted for students and institutions everywhere. As a result of the Global Partners Global Response Fund, pooling the generosity of so many around the world, we were able to see a unique crossover of Global Response Funds also meeting Amplified Leaders’ needs by sustaining
education for 19 individuals training at two institutions in Sierra Leone (The Evangelical College of Theology & Gbendembu Wesleyan Bible School).
Prayer Request: The Quarterly Bible Institute in Mongolia was unable to host any courses in 2020 as gatherings were restricted and the people lack proper equipment for web-based learning. Please pray for our churches and ministry leaders as they continue to rely on the Lord and look forward with hope.
Director of Executive Initiatives
In-Person Attendance: n/a
Online Concurrent Viewers: 39
Kids and Parents
Ridge Kids is back! If your child is going into Junior Kindergarten to going into Grade 5. The kids will be dismissed part way through the service to go downstairs.
Pre-Teen & Youth
During this time, we are encouraging e-transfer for tithes and offerings. To send an e-transfer, set the recipient as The Ridge Church and send it to “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Set password as “offering”. If you want your offering designated, write that in the messages section, otherwise it will go to the General Fund. Auto-deposit is turned on.
You can also use the debit machine in the lobby, or place your offering in the boxes located in the lobby and sanctuary.
A Message About Masks
GNB has announced that masks are now manditory for all public spaces, including churches. This means that, for the entire time you are inside the church, you must wear a mask (unless you have a medical condition that prohibits you from doing so).
Also following GNB guidelines, people who are using a mic will not be required to use a mask while they’re speaking or singing, but will put it back on once they’re off the stage. From GNB: “Masks are required inside all places of worship and faith gatherings. An exception is made for a performer or officiant who is performing activities that require vocalization (like talking or singing) at a faith gathering, wedding, funeral, etc.”