Church & Community

AIDS Ministry

Share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with people affected by HIV and AIDS by offering prayer support, notes of encouragement, special projects, phone contacts, visits and deliveries, and/or serving once a month at After Dark Outreach Center.

Celebrate Recovery

Biblical approach using small groups to bring about life changes and healing. Worship leaders, snack providers, children’s leaders for Celebrating Kids, small group facilitators, including DivorceCare and Veterans, are ways you can serve.

Celebrate Recovery Inside

Once a week men travel to Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, MO to lead the inmates in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry.


Bring hope and encouragement to the grieving by co-leading a 13 week study on grief recovery. Training provided.

Financial Ministries

Equip people to learn, apply, and teach God’s financial principles through a 9 week study.

Residential Care Facilities Ministry

There are many ways to serve, including, but not limited to, visiting, reading, writing letters, and even planning birthday parties. Please prayerfully consider this wonderful ministry.

Disaster Preparedness

Food preparation, housekeeping, transportation, medical and security are all needed when Ridgecrest is called upon to be a disaster shelter or during a pandemic. Join a team to work a shift and show God’s love in a critical time.

Deaf Ministry

Qualified interpreters are needed for worship services to translate songs and the spoken Word.

Job Search & Career Assistance

Assistants help people learn to conduct a job search, build an effective resume, and polish their interview skills.

Women’s Ministry

Opportunities include: teaching, decorating, working events and administrative duties.

Top Stitchers: Ladies who bless those in need through sewing. Newborns in Need, blankets for the homeless, clothing for kids in Africa and more. Non-sewers are needed to cut patterns, press garments, donate fabric or trimming.

Homeless Ministry

Share a cup of coffee and build a relationship with a homeless person who is coming into The Gathering Tree on Sundays from 11 am - 1 pm. On a rotational basis help provide breakfast snack items and/or serve coffee to the homeless in downtown Springfield.

Jeffries Elementary School

Reading Mentor: Help a child improve his/her reading skills by being a reading mentor for 30 minutes once a week during     school hours. Training is available via DVD.

Jeffries’ Cents of Pride Store: Help children learn and practice life skills. Children will earn school bucks to buy items in the store. You can serve by donating items for the store or you can help run the store.

English as a Second Language

Enjoy meeting  people from different countries while teaching English as their second language to adults. Shuttle drivers are also needed to transport students to and from MSU campus on a rotational basis.

Ridgecrest News
Ridgecrest Events
Women's Bible Study - Gideon
September 16, 09:00 AM
Facilitator: Heidi Lee Childcare registration deadline - Tuesday, Aug. 26 Book $13 Learn about God's love for his people even through our wekness. Our lives, our doubts, our struggles and our ...
Womens' Bible Study - Breaking Free
September 16, 09:00 AM
Identify spiritual strongholds. Anything that hinders us from knowing God is bondage. 10 weeks / Workbook $16 / Sign up for childcare by Aug. 26
Bike & Bible Night
September 16, 06:30 PM
Women's Prayer Team
September 17, 05:30 PM
Join the Women's Prayer Team on Wednesday nights as we spend time praying for our church, the lost, our country, the world.
Men's Prayer Team
September 17, 05:30 PM
Join the Men's Prayer Team on Wednesday nights as we spend time praying for our church, the lost, our country, the world.
Women's Bible Study - A Woman Heart
September 17, 06:30 PM
Explore the building of the old testament tabernacle and it's variety of meanings for your walk with God today. 10 weeks / Book $16 / Sign up for childcare by Aug. 29
Women's Bible Study - Children of the Day
September 17, 06:30 PM
You'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not conicidental - God's timing is impeccable 9 weeks / Workbook $16
Financial Peace University
September 17, 06:30 PM
Pastor's Bible Study
September 17, 06:30 PM
Join us as we study God's Word on Wednesday evenings in the Chapel.
Young at Heart Luncheon
September 18, 11:30 AM
Join us for the Young At Heart (YAH) monthly luncheon for anyone ages 55+. Bring a side dish and come and enjoy of time of fellowship, food and entertainment. Contact Julie Hinton for more information ...
September 18, 06:00 PM
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Find help and healing for ...
Vets Support Group
September 18, 06:00 PM
The mission behind CRV is to provide Christian services for veterans and their families. RBC has partnered with VFW Post 963 to offer a place for veterans and loved ones to find a supportive community ...
Celebrate Recovery
September 18, 06:00 PM
This adult ministry addresses the hurts, habits and hang-ups of people struggling to navigate difficult times. Some may come from broken marriages; others may have experienced multiple disappointments ...
rbckids: Preschoolers (Infants-Pre-K)
September 21, 09:00 AM
rbckids Small Groups meet Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 AM – JOIN US for 75 minutes of Bible study, music, activities & fun! Check in at the Preschool Place lobby or Children’s Hall room 10. ...
rbckids: Elementary (Kindergarten-6th Grade)
September 21, 09:00 AM
rbckids Small Groups meet Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 10:30 AM – Check in at the Preschool Hall lobby or Children’s Hall room 10. Elementary students attend one hour of small group and one hour of wor ...