Small Groups are what make a large church feel small. They are the best way to make new friends at RBC, and to GROW together in faith. We have over fifty adult small groups for many stages of life, to help you grow in your relationship with God and others. For more information on small groups please contact:

Christie Schrader

Wayne Barron 

 

COLLEGE

College

10 a.m. | Sundays | Remington’s Rooms B1 & B2 Pat Findley

An authentic spiritual community for those who are college-aged. We enjoy interactive, relevant Bible study, prayer, fellowship and serving Christ together.

 

 

YOUNG ADULTS

 

YOUNG ADULTS
We are a relevant Bible study focusing on community and spiritual growth.
10 a.m. // Remington's // 
Wayne Barron & Andrew Albritton 

 

 

 

NEARLY & NEWLY WEDS

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #136
Brett & Brittany Curry
We are a spiritual community made up of engaged and newly married couples. Our desire is to grow in our relationships with God and one another as we seek to establish our homes on the principles of God’s Word.

 

 

YOUNG COUPLES

Co-Ed Adults

10:00 a.m. | Sundays | #118
Ross Coleman
We are a fun-loving Small Group that enjoys life and experiencing life’s blessings and challenges together.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #212
Scott Adler
We are a newer group of young families striving to live godly lives. Active in His service, we enjoy helping others and becoming more involved in missions.

 

Young Couples/Families with Children

10 a.m. | Sundays | #107
Jose & Brooke Sepeda
This class will challenge you to grow in your Christian walk and provide fellowship with other young adults who are experiencing similar situations in life.

 

FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #232
Brent & Sarah Barker
Bobby & Jennifer Hendrickson
We are busy raising kids and serious about loving and glorifying God. We are outgoing with a great sense of humor. We offer lots of fellowship and service opportunities.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #212
Scott Adler
We are a newer group of young families striving to live godly lives. Active in His service, we enjoy helping others and becoming more involved in missions.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #208
Dustin Brown
We are parents of various ages, going through life and raising children to grow in and serve the Lord.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #230
Jeremy Cook
This is a one-stop crisis shop! We invite you to our relevant, interactive Bible study that includes encouragement for life.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #138
Craig & Holly Tabor 
We are a fun group focused on learning God’s Word and glorifying Him by living it out at home, at church and in our community.

 

Co-Ed Adults 

10 a.m. | Sundays | #205/207
Aaron Adler & Clay Enlow See also: Families with Students
We are a community of young families that desire to connect with each other, with God, and with His mission through bible study, fellowship, and serving others locally and globally.

 

FAMILIES WITH STUDENTS

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #232
Brent & Sarah Barker
Bobby & Jennifer Hendrickson
We are busy raising kids and serious about loving and glorifying God. We are outgoing with a great sense of humor. We offer lots of fellowship and service opportunities.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #208
Dustin Brown
We are parents of various ages, going through life and raising children to grow in and serve the Lord.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #230
Jeremy Cook
This is a one-stop crisis shop! We invite you to our relevant, interactive Bible study that includes encouragement for life.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #232
Gary Holmes
Greg McCord
We are a diverse group of adults who love our families, the outdoors, charitable causes and, most importantly, Jesus Christ, our Savior.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #117/119
Les Palmer
See also: Empty Nesters, Multigenerational

We have regular fellowship events and serve in Ridgecrest ministries. We enjoy lively class discussions, bringing the Bible to life with relevance to today’s events.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #138
Craig & Holly Tabor 
We are a fun group focused on learning God’s Word and glorifying Him by living it out at home, at church and in our community.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #109
Joe Wilson
Our goal is to become more like Jesus each month. We have a calm, thorough approach to in-depth study of the Word, and we share what the Spirit has shown us.

 

 

EMPTY NESTERS

Co-Ed Adults
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #205/207
Mendi Behnen
This is a Small Group of all ages and backgrounds. We offer monthly fellowships, friendly faces and in-depth Bible study.

 

Co-Ed Adults
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #140
Randy Brooks
We are a group focusing on growing relationships with the help of Jesus through His Word. What we learn spills over into inner-class relationships, which impacts all our relationships.

 

Co-Ed Adults
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #201/203
Gary & Melinda Lange
We help people grow in Christ. We reach out and witness to others.

 

Co-Ed Adults, Multigenerational
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #107
Kevin Keene
   

Co-Ed Adults, Multigenerational
10 a.m. | Sundays | Choir Room
Mark Holmes
See also: Baby Boomers, Specialty Small Groups
Come enjoy practical applications from in-depth Bible teaching and great class discussion. We hold regular fellowships and grow together.

 

Co-Ed Adults
10 a.m. | Sundays | #117/119
Les Palmer
See also: Families with Students, Multigenerational
We have regular fellowship events and serve in Ridgecrest ministries. We enjoy lively class discussions, bringing the Bible to life with relevance to today’s events.

 

Co-Ed Adults
10 a.m. | Sundays | #113/115
Lynn Hebert
We are a spiritual family, caring for each other as Christ would have us do. We desire to grow spiritually and numerically.

 

Co-Ed Adults
10 a.m. | Sundays | #109
Joe Wilson
Our goal is to become more like Jesus each month. We have a calm, thorough approach to in-depth study of the Word, and we share what the Spirit has shown us.

 

 

 

BABY BOOMERS

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #205/207
Mendi Behnen
This is a Small Group of all ages and backgrounds. We offer monthly fellowships, friendly faces and in-depth Bible study.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | Chapel
Larry Ferguson
This group is composed of singles and couples. We study the Bible, share prayer needs and are involved in community ministries. We enjoy monthly fellowships.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #138
Rick Jesse
This is a group devoted to supporting each other in good and difficult times. We are learning to apply biblical principles to our lives, and working until Jesus comes.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #201/203
Gary & Melinda Lange
We help people grow in Christ. We reach out and witness to others.

 

Adult Women

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #136
Terry Parks
Our Small Group is loving, generous, sociable, eager to study Scripture and ready to serve. We have monthly socials.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #202/204
Jerry Bryant
We are a spiritual community very active in fellowship and ministry to others.

 

Single Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #206
Paul Griffith
In this Small Group, we relate to each other as family, helping one another. We volunteer for Grand Oak Mission, help the elderly, etc.

 

Co-Ed Adults, Multigenerational

10 a.m. | Sundays | Choir Room
Mark Holmes
See also: Empty Nesters, Specialty Small Groups

Come enjoy practical applications from in-depth Bible teaching and great class discussion. We hold regular fellowships and grow together.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #220
Jim Lauderdale
We are working to build relationships outside the church walls with God and other class members. We share prayer requests and praises, enjoy fellowships and volunteer projects.

 

 

Co-Ed Adults

11:30 a.m. | Sundays | #112
[INTERIM]
We seek to know our Lord and His expectation of us through an in-depth study of His Word. We fellowship regularly and support one another and the church through prayer.

 

 

Baby Boomers & Seniors
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #230
Grant Townsend
This group is committed to grow together through the teaching of God's word, prayer, caring for one another, and serving others. We enjoy regular fellowship, and are devoted to God's mission.

 

SENIOR ADULTS

Co-Ed Adults

7:15 a.m. | Sundays | #138
Nick Weyland
We are caring people who love God, share the Bible, take care of each other’s needs.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #118
Ira Copeland
We desire to edify God as everything, encourage each and every person and enjoy God’s abundant life every day.

 

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | Ridgecrest Room Dennis Brotherton
We are a strong, prayer-based group that has 1,000 combined years of Christian service. Our experiences and knowledge add to our weekly lessons. We also have monthly socials.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #138
Rick Jesse
This is a group devoted to supporting each other in good and difficult times. We are learning to apply biblical principles to our lives, and we are working until Jesus comes.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #212
Clyde McClain 
We enjoy fellowship, Bible study and lively discussion. We encourage, pray and care for one another as we strive for Christ-centered lives, seven days a week.

 

Adult Women

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #136
Terry Parks
Our Small Group is loving, generous, sociable, eager to study Scripture and ready to serve. We have monthly socials.

 

Co-Ed Adults

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #220
Carl Rees
This is a spiritual community that enjoys in-depth Bible study, fellowship and prayer.

 

Adult Women

10 a.m. | Sundays | #112
Glenda Hastings
This class is composed of women who are married, single, divorced or widowed. We enjoy class discussion, and we share lots of love, laughter and support.

 

Single Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #206
Paul Griffith
In this Small Group, we relate to each other as family, helping one another. We volunteer for Grand Oak Mission, help the elderly, etc.

 

Co-Ed Adults

11:30 a.m. | Sundays | #112
[INTERIM]
We seek to know our Lord and His expectation of us through an in-depth study of His Word. We fellowship regularly and pray for one another and the church.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #140
Philip Johnston 
We are an active, open, positive, cheerful Small Group.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #220
Jim Lauderdale 
We are working to build relationships outside the church walls with God and other class members. We share prayer requests and praises, enjoy fellowships and volunteer projects.

 

Baby Boomers & Seniors
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #230
Grant Townsend
This group is committed to grow together through the teaching of God's word, prayer, caring for one another, and serving others. We enjoy regular fellowship, and are devoted to God's mission.

 

 

MULTIGENERATIONAL

 

 

Adult Women, Hearing Impaired, Deaf

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #112
Jamey Bunch
See also: Adult Women, Specialty Small Groups

Our Small Group is built on God’s Word, prayer, missions and the love of in-depth Bible study. Every member is contacted weekly, and we have monthly socials. It in-cludes those who are hearing impaired or deaf.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #201/203
Lynn Boone & Debbie Cherry
We are family. Our wish is to be real with one another as we grow together. We want to build relationship that go beyond the walls of Ridgecrest as we share life with each other and share Jesus with our community.

 

Adult Women

10 a.m. | Sundays | #116
Tania Gray
We are a Small Group who believes in being transparent with each other. We enjoy Sunday lunches together, as well as a fellowship time one night a month.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #117/119
Les Palmer
See also: Families with Students, Empty Nesters

We have regular fellowship events and serve in Ridgecrest ministries. We enjoy lively class discussions, bringing the Bible to life with relevance to today’s events.

 

 

 

 

ADULT WOMEN

 

 

Single Moms

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | Room 113-115
Joylynn Burns
See also: Adult Singles, Specialty Small Groups

We are a spiritual community of single moms at all levels of spiritual maturity. We enjoy relevant Bible study, discussion, prayer and encouragement for everyday life.

 

Adult Women

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #136
Terry Parks
Our Small Group is loving, generous, sociable, eager to study Scripture and ready to serve. We have monthly socials.

 

Adult Women, Hearing Impaired, Deaf

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #112
Judy Williams
Our Small Group is built on God’s Word, prayer, missions and the love of in-depth Bible study. Every member is contacted weekly, and we have monthly socials. It includes those who are hearing impaired or deaf.

 

Adult Women

10 a.m. | Sundays | #116
Tania Gray
We are a Small Group who believes in being transparent with each other. We enjoy Sunday lunches together, as well as a fellowship time one night a month.

 

Adult Women

10 a.m. | Sundays | #112
Glenda Hastings 
This class is composed of women who are married, single, divorced or widowed. We enjoy class discussion, and we offer lots of love, laughter and support.

 

 

 

ADULT SINGLES

Single Moms

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | Room 113-115
Interim

See also: Adult Women, Specialty Small Groups

We are a Small Group who believes in being transparent with each other. We enjoy Sunday lunches together, as well as a fellowship time one night a month.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #206
Paul Griffith
In this Small Group, we relate to each other as family, helping one another. We volunteer for Grand Oak Mission, help the elderly, etc.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #114
Mike Mayes
We meet for relevant Bible study, prayer and fellowship.

 

Co-Ed Adults

10 a.m. | Sundays | #134
James Wilson
This Small Group is composed of those who are divorced, widowed or never married. We seek spiritual, personal and relational growth through Bible studies, fellowship and serving.

 

 

SPECIALTY SMALL GROUPS

Single Moms
8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #113/115
Joylynn Burns
We are a Small Group who believes in being transparent with each other. We enjoy Sunday lunches together, as well as a fellowship time one night a month.

 

Adult Women, Hearing Impaired, Deaf

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #112
Judy Williams
Our Small Group is built on God’s Word, prayer, missions and the love of in-depth Bible study. Every member is contacted weekly, and we have monthly socials. It includes those who are hearing impaired or deaf.

 

Co-Ed Adults, Choir & Orchestra Members, Intergenerational

8:30 a.m. | Sundays | #134 Nancy Luxton
This group is for choir and orchestra members.

 

Co-Ed Adults, Special Needs

10 a.m. | Sundays | Chapel
Glen Hansen
This group is composed of adults with various physical and mental disabilities [down syndrome, autism, retardation, etc.] and staff. We meet for community and encouragement.

 

Co-Ed Adults, Multigenerational

10 a.m. | Sundays | Choir Room
Mark Holmes
Come enjoy practical applications from in-depth Bible teaching and great class discussion. We hold regular fellowships and grow together.

 

Chinese Friend Ministry
2:00 p.m. |Tuesdays | MSU
Tom & Donna Richard
This Small Group is a basic ESL class for college students.They begin with little knowledge of the Bible. We begin with, “What is the Bible?” and continue through road to salvation.

 

Chinese Friend Bible Study
Tom & Donna Richard
6:30 p.m. | Thursdays | Adolos (906 S. National Ave.)

 

 

 

SMALL GROUPS AT HOME

Co-Ed Adults: Young Adults, Nearly/Newly Weds, Young Couples

6:30 p.m. |Thursdays | School to the Nations Randy Copeland 

  

 

rbcKids | PRESCHOOL & ELEMENTARY

Infants - Pre-K
8:30, 10 & 11:30 a.m.
Preschool Place [by receptionist desk, south lobby]
For more information, please contact the children’s ministry at 417.885.5213 or visit us online at ridgecrestbaptist.org.

 

Kindergarten - 6th Grade
8:30, 10 & 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Hall [use stairs or elevator by the Fellowship Center (FC)]
For more information, please contact the children’s ministry at 417.885.5213 or visit us online at ridgecrestbaptist.org.

KidsQuest + KidsQuest Jr. 
KidsQuest (kindergarten through 6th grade) & KidsQuest Jr. (birth through pre-K) meet on Wednesday nights during GROW Classes. Please register your preschool and elementary children so we can be ready for a great Fall! 

 

 

rbcStudents | JUNIOR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL

7th-12th Grades

8:30 & 10 a.m.
Fellowship Center (FC)

For more information, please contact the student ministry at 417.885.5273. We are online at ridgecrestbaptist.org.

 

Midweek

6 p.m. | Wednesdays | FC
For more information, please contact the student ministry at 417.885.5273. We are online at ridgecrestbaptist.org.