Ridgecrest Serves Others

As a church, our goal is striving for Christ-centered lives seven days a week. One of our practices that help us achieve our goal is serving the church and others. How has God equipped you to serve? For more information about serving contact P.K. Hinkle at phinkle@ridgecrestbaptist.org.


Administration & Facilities


Building and Grounds

Help to keep the facilities in pristine condition by assisting with small maintenance jobs.

Green Thumb Ministry

Caring for interior and exterior plants. Assist with seasonal plantings.

Emergency Response Medical Team

Medically trained individuals assist during a medical need or crisis during worship services or special events.

Office Helpers

Assist with general administrative tasks or special projects during the weekdays.

Park and Ride Shuttle Drivers

Drive a  shuttle bus to and from the Remington’s lot on Sunday mornings. A CDL with passenger license is required to drive the large shuttles, and a regular operators license for the smaller buses. Drivers serve on a rotational basis.

Pew Rack Ministry

Teams clean and restock the pew racks weekly by sections. Serve on a rotational basis.

Security Team Ministry

Trained to maintain adequate security to ensure a safe church environment and respond to potentially harmful or hazardous situations within the church at Ridgecrest and Remington’s.

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.

GriefShare

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.

Discipleship

Young Adult Mentor

Get connected with a young adult in order to offer wisdom, guidance, and support as they navigate this tricky time of life.

Young Adult Teacher

Are you interested in teaching young adult bible studies or small groups?

Young Adult Ministry Leader

Be a part of helping our young adults connect with and serve the community through ministry and missions projects.

Small Group Teacher

Shepherd and lead your Faith Family in life changing Bible study. Lesson preparation required.

Small Group Ministry Leader

Coordinate and champion serving opportunities within the church and in the community.

Off Campus Small Group Leaders

Provide your home and/or lead a Bible study Life Group.

Library Ministry

Assist the librarian or catalog periodicals.


Special Needs Ministries


Special Needs Friend

Join a team who invests in the lives of a terrific group of special needs adults at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.

GEMS—Special Kids with Special Needs

Enjoy loving and caring for kids with special needs. Serve as a buddy to a child that is mainstreamed or serve in a room designed specifically for these great kids.

First Impression

Coffee Care Ministry at Ridgecrest

Brew coffee and maintain supply for Small Groups and guests during Sunday morning services. Training is provided. Serve on a rotational basis.

Coffee Bar for Modern Worship

Assist Modern Worship attendees brew their Keurig coffee on Sundays before the start of the 10:30 am worship service in the Fellowship Center. Serve weekly or on rotation.

Greeters

Offer a friendly smile and words of welcome to guests and members on Sundays and during special events. Serve on a rotational basis.

Welcome Center Assistants

Provide information, answer questions, and help others find their way around the church facility.

Ushers

Present people with a service folder or program as they enter for worship or an event. Help them find seating, and strive to make everyone feel comfortable during the service.

Foyer Assistants

Be stationed in the main foyer on the lookout for people needing assistance. Serve weekly or on a rotational basis. Training provided.

 

Missions


Short-Term Mission Projects

These projects work in conjunction with our partnerships in the USA and around the world. We have ongoing relationships between RBC and a partner on the mission field. A Short-Term Mission Project typically lasts 7-10 days and most often requires four to five months of preparation and follow-up within a team context.  Contact us if you are interested in being part of a short-term mission team.

Family Mission Adventure

Families spend 4 days doing missions together at a location within a 200 mile radius of Springfield.

Mission Possible

Since 1997, this annual event has sent hundreds of Ridgecrest members into the community to help those physically or financially unable to do home repairs and yard work. We also seek to share the Gospel with people as we serve.

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.

Smart Choice Foods

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). We have opportunities for people to serve in the distribution center as well as with our Street Teams.

Missions and Evangelism Team leaders and Special Projects

Do you have a heart for sharing Jesus with people?  We would love to have you as part of our team!  We have many avenues of service, ranging from research, social media and technology, video production, graphic design, and planning for mission teams and special projects.

Pastoral Care & Prayer

Baptism Ministry

Assist the pastor and baptismal candidate in preparation for baptism. Serve on rotation and training is provided.

Hospital Visitation

Visitors go weekly on an assigned day to bring encouragement to those hospitalized.

Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Weekly and /or Sunday mornings pray for those who make a special request.

Benevolence Ministry

Consider requests from those not able to meet their own needs.

 


Ridgecrest News
Ridgecrest Events
EASTER
April 20
rbckids: Preschoolers (Infants-Pre-K)
April 20, 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. ...
EASTER - Celebration Worship (WC)
April 20, 09:00 AM
Come worship God through traditional and contemporary songs, complete with an orchestra and choir. You will hear a message based on Scripture and directly applied to your life.
Preschool Small Groups
April 20, 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 ...
EASTER -Modern Worship
April 20, 10:30 AM
This service offers meaningful fellowship and a worship opportunity that recognizes the goodness of God. The Modern Worship Band leads worship through songs, and Pastors John & Wayne continues the ...
EASTER -- Celebration Worship (WC)
April 20, 10:30 AM
Come worship God through traditional and contemporary songs, complete with an orchestra and choir. You will hear a message based on Scripture and directly applied to your life.
EASTER -- jubilee Worship
April 20, 06:30 PM
In a land where the Presley’s and the Baldknobber’s Jamboree shows are just a stone’s throw away, we want to offer some good ol’ country worship music. Come sing timeless hymns and hear a message stra ...
Live a Praying Life - Women's Bible Study
April 22, 09:00 AM
Tuesdays, 9 AM: This revised, 13-week study goes back to the biblical basics of prayer, to rev up a powerful, ongoing connection to God that can invigorate every aspect of a Christian’s life. If God ...
Bike-n-Bible Night
April 22, 06:30 PM
Ride in or come caged. If you are presently involved in Motorcycle Ministry, or you ride and want to learn more about sharing your faith, this may be what you're looking for. We will be teaching ...
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@ ...