Ridgecrest Missions

If you are interested in more information about any of these upcoming projects, please email Pastor James with your information, questions, and area of interest.

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Local Missions

Celebrate Recovery Inside

As a branch of our local Celebrate Recovery program, Celebrate Recovery Inside takes their life changing curriculum to the inmates of the Fordland Correctional Center. You will experience opportunities to minister in small break-out groups and in large group worship.

Greene County Baptist Association

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Missouri Baptist Convention

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Evangelism Discipleship

Ridgecrest offers periodic evangelism training and classes to equip believers for spreading the Gospel and reaching the lost.


Lifebuilders Ministries, Inc. is a not-for-profit ministry whose mission is to "heal the broken hearted and set the captives free” through planting churches, teaching life skills, mentoring residents, and providing benevolence in low income multi-housing properties in the Springfield, Missouri area. 

Project Springfield

Project Springfield is a way for the students of Springfield, Missouri to impact their community through yard work, block parties, and other forms of community service. Project Springfield is offered periodically throughout the year for students grades 7-12. For more information, contact Student Pastor Joe Nelson at jnelson@ridgecrestbaptist.org.

The Lifebook Project

The Lifebook Project is equipping junior high and high school students to share the Gospel at their local schools through a free gift: the Lifebook. The Lifebook presents the Word of God in a clear and concise manner. Students simply give their friends the Lifebook and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.

Homeless Ministry at The Gathering Tree

The homeless ministry takes place every Sunday from 11-1p.m. at The Gathering Tree. Volunteers serve breakfast and coffee to homeless and materialistically poor people while building relationships and sharing the love of Christ. The Homeless Ministry strives to encourage the Gathering Tree guests to lead Christ-centered lives through spiritual guidance and unconditional love. Each Sunday relationships are built and strengthened as our team shares breakfast and Bible study with the guests at the Gathering Tree located in center-city Springfield.

Smart Choice Food

Smart Choice Foods is a food distribution program that seeks to serve our community. Food distribution takes place at our Remington’s facility (1655 W. Republic Rd, Springfield, MO 65807).

Block Parties

We seek to engage our community and share the Gospel in local neighborhoods and apartment complexes. Throughout the year, we use our Mobile Church Unit to host block parties and neighborhood events.

National Missions

Short-Term Mission Projects

These mission-oriented projects are in conjunction with our Strategic Mission Partnerships (SMP) domestically and abroad. The relationships we have with SMPs connect Ridgecrest with a partner on a mission field. These projects are typically 7-10 days and often require four to five months of preparation. After returning from the project, your team will have a follow-up gathering to assess the trip.

North American Mission Board

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Louisiana Mission Project

Ridgecrest sends work crews to assist Kingdom Builders in volunteer building projects and evangelism in Louisiana.

Family Mission Adventure

Our Family Mission Adventure gives families the opportunity to serve together in sharing the Gospel during short-term stateside mission trips. Our upcoming Family Mission Adventure will be June 26-28, 2014.

Cross-Cultural Missions

Southeast Asia Peoples in the U.S.

We are seeking to develop relationships and engage with South East Asians living in U.S. cities, with the purpose of sharing the Gospel.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

If you enjoy meeting people from different countries and teaching English, this is the ministry for you! Shuttle drivers are also needed to transport students to and from Missouri State University campus on a rotational basis.

International Day

International Day takes place at the beginning of each school year at the School to the Nations campus. Hundreds of international students will come for food, fun, and the opportunity to get plugged in to area organizations.

International Missions

Ridgecrest is currently involved in many places in the world, ranging from Botswana, Cuba, Nicaragua and Southeast Asia.

International Mission Board

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Nicaragua Mission Projects

Ridgecrest partners with Project H.O.P.E., to bring the Gospel to the people of Nicaragua. We also offer periodic mission trips to serve alongside the missionaries there. Trips to Nicaragua often offer openings for construction teams, evangelism teams, sports ministry, and children’s ministry.

Botswana Deaf Ministry

The Botswana Deaf Ministry seeks to share the Gospel with the deaf community of Botswana. Through periodic mission trips several decisions of faith have been made and Ridgecrest is excited about being a part of this thriving ministry.

Southeast Asia

Ridgecrest is seeking to adopt two unreached people groups in South East Asia, as well as periodic mission trips to share the Gospel with the people there.


Ridgecrest partners with a church in Cuba to plant churches and share the Good News of Jesus.

Ridgecrest News
Ridgecrest Events
Women's Prayer Team
April 23, 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
April 23, 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.
Lord Teach Me to Pray - Women's Bible Study
April 23, 06:30 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM: Practicing a Powerful Pattern of Prayer; Workbooks $12
Trusting God - Girlfriends in God
April 23, 06:30 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM: In a culture where we’re taught to take control of our own lives, trusting God has become a religious platitude rather than a life-changing attitude. We say it, but do we really m ...
Pastor's Bible Study:"Kingdom of the Cults" class
April 23, 06:30 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM: 6-week study taught in the Chapel by Mark Hill.
The Hole in Our Gosepl Class
April 23, 06:30 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM: What is The Hole in Our Gospel? Join us for this 6-week study as we discover the mission of the church as it relates to poverty and need in the world. Contact James at jcopeland@ ...
KidsQuest (K-6th Grade)
April 23, 06:30 PM
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM: KidsQuest is for elementary kids (kindergarten - 6th grade) whose parents are involved on campus during Wednesday evening events and involves a high-energy worship time, small gro ...
April 24, 06:00 PM
A new 13 week session of DivorceCare will begin April 17, in room #134. If you are considering divorce or in the midst of a divorce, we encourage you to join us for this class. For more information, c ...
Vets Support Group
April 24, 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 ...
Knit Together
April 24, 06:00 PM
We are a diverse group of knitters in Springfield, MO who share our love of the fiber arts with one another, as well as encourage each other as we go through our daily lives. We'd love to have you ...
Celebrate Recovery
April 24, 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)
April 27, 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)
April 27, 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 ...
Celebration Worship (WC)
April 27, 09:00 AM
Sermons by Pastor Hosea Bilyeu, a lover of Jesus, worship and and his sweet wife, Debbie. This worship service features a full choir and orchestra led by Travis Laws, with both traditional and contemp ...
Preschool Small Groups
April 27, 10:30 AM
rbckids Small Groups meet Sunday mornings at 9AM and 10:30 AM – JOIN US for 75 minutes of Bible study, music, activities & fun! Check in at the Preschool Hall lobby or Children’s Hall room 10. Pr ...