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Inside Worship Scheduled To Begin Mid-August
(more info coming soon)

The Ridge In-Person Worship
This Sunday @ 9:00am - Outside @ Brookstone
Home (Online) @ 10:30am

We're having a great time with the outside family worship service on Sundays! For those that are able (and comfortable), we'll see you for outside worship this Sunday at 9am at Brookstone. Please bring a blanket or bag chairs for the family.

If you are more vulnerable or feeling sick, please join us online (Facebook/YouTube) at 10:30am.

Church Safety Guidelines

The Ridge Procedure: Click Here
The Ridge Plan: Click Here
The Ridge Regathering FAQs: Click Here
Interested in leading an online or in-person Fall Journey Group?

We're getting ready for our fall small groups. We want to offer options for both in-person and zoom studies. Let us know if you'd be interested in leading a video study. Email: info@theridgecolumbus.com

Current Message Series

Passed down from generation to generation.
Legends of battles and floods, kings and giants.
Tales as old as time, but with truth that is timeless.

This series recounts various Bible stories like Joshua, Elijah and Samson. Bring the family to the outside worship service and enjoy some great stories and how they apply to our lives today.

Thank you for your continued generosity!
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Guardrails 

So be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise.
- Ephesians 5:15, NLT

Nobody plans to wreck their life any more than they plan to wreck their car. On the road, we have guardrails in place to keep us from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. What if we had guardrails that could do the same thing in our lives?

Some of our biggest regrets could have been avoided or at least minimized if we had personal guardrails for our money, relationships, morality, and emotions.

Personal guardrails are standards of behavior that become matters of conscience. They’re rules you set for yourself that light up your conscience when you bump into them. And just like highway guardrails, they’re placed where it’s still safe. Long before you blow up your career, a personal guardrail should tell you that you’re heading for trouble. Way before you say words you can’t take back, a personal guardrail should caution you to consider your words carefully.

The apostle Paul gives us useful advice as we start setting our own guardrails: "Be careful how you live. Don't live like fools, but like those who are wise."

The apostle Paul knew (and maybe you’ve experienced) that you can end up in a mess without breaking any laws. You can wreck your finances without spending unethically. You can ruin a relationship without doing anything sinful.

Guardrails aren’t just meant to keep you on the safe side of right vs. wrong. They’re meant to keep you on the side of wisdom. 

So, here’s a question to apply to our money, relationships, morality, and emotions: In light of my past experiences, my current circumstances, and my future hopes and dreams, what’s the wise thing to do?

In your marriage . . . in your career . . . when it comes to where you should live or how you should spend your time . . . what’s the wise thing to do?

How would that question have changed the choice or situation you regret most in your past? Where could it help you today? If you’re living too close to the edge, it may be time to set a guardrail.

*Andy Stanley.

Rose Hill Ministry

The Ridge is in charge of feeding the homeless every second Tuesday of the month. All meals are served at Rose Hill Church on Hamilton Road.

Our next service date is August 11th.

Please email us if you would like more information:  info@theridgecolumbus.com .

Good Works At The Ridge
Covenant Woods is searching for pen pals.
Click Here for information from wtvm.
Click Here for Good Works At The Ridge Facebook Page.

For those interested in being pen pals with the residents at Covenant Woods, please mail letters to:

Covenant Woods
5424 Woodruff Farm Road
Columbus GA 31907

Covenant Woods can't provide individual names (due to privacy issues). Please indicate "male" or "female" on the envelope. Thank you!
Student Ministry This Week:

Small groups are meeting Sundays from 3:00-4:30 at Flat Rock Park through at least August 9. We are considering moving to the church office small group room beginning August 16 when inside services resume. Drinks and snacks are provided.

Click here for a video with directions to our meeting location.
NEW - Parent and Student GroupMe

We have a student and a parent GroupMe account to help keep everyone up to date on what's going on in student ministry. GroupMe is a group texting app that's a great forum for staying connected and asking questions. It can be muted, so you won't get notifications constantly. If you or your student would like to be added, just text or email Nathan at 706-464-7548 and Nathan@theridgecolumbus.com.
RidgeRunners
We can be game-changers among our friends when we're filled with God's love!

Summer Theme - Game Changers

Hi, Parents!
Summer is here and we're going to celebrate and have lots of fun!

We will have an announcement about Camp 4:12 to post this weekend!

We'll be rolling with the punches through summer and updating you as often as we can. We hope we'll be able to do some in-person children's ministry, but regardless we'll be working hard to keep things fresh for your kids and to keep them engaged.

Car Talk:
*What kind of friend do you want to have?
*What kind of friend do you want to be?
*What kind of things does a good friend do?

Memory Verse (learn it together): " Therefore encourage one another and build each other up." - 1 Thessalonians 5:11a, NIV

Hey Parents!!

Mr. Nathan will have some online fun this Sunday with our RidgeRunners at 10:00 am on Facebook Live and YouTube. Join us for a game, worship video with dance motions, and a great lesson!

Also, if you're looking for some more online options for children's programming check out:

* Rightnowmedia.org : This is a free video resource for our church. Check out the kids' section (VeggieTales, etc.) and watch with the family! Registration link: click here .

* Ridge resources for Sunday morning activities/lessons. Just in case you missed out this weekend: click here .
Mrs. Autumn's Story Time

Join Mrs. Autumn for a Bible storytime at 7 pm on Wednesday nights on Facebook Live. Click here for her latest story.
Looking for a way to strengthen your faith during the quarantine?

* Rightnowmedia.org : This is a free video resource for our church. There are many different Bible/topical/book studies to choose from: Registration link: click here .

* Bible.com : Choose from different devotional series or Bible reading plans. For more info: click here .

* The Ridge App: This is a great way to listen to past message series. For more info: click here .

* Facebook and YouTube: This is a great way to watch past message series. For more info: click here .
Series: Let's Talk Family


For more series, click here.

Series: Bible Stories

Week #1: Joshua - Sun Stand Still
Week #2: Elijah (Part 1) - How To Have an Amazing Story
Week #3: Elijah (Part 2) - Stop Wavering
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Ridge Office: 5624B Whitesville Rd., Columbus, GA 31904