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Our Beliefs

Learn the ten values that keep the vision of Ridgewood Church clear. These values reflect our priority to reach people with the Gospel.


Ridgewood Church exists to introduce people to Jesus and help them follow Him.


Leading people to life in Christ.

core values

Jesus is the center

We will live for Jesus with integrity because nothing else matters.

We will do anything short of sin to reach people who don't know Christ

To reach people no one is reaching, we'll have to do things no one is doing.

We always bring our best

Excellence honors God and inspires people.

We can do more by doing less

We give up things we love for things we love even more.  
It's an honor to sacrifice for Christ and His church. 

We are spiritual contributors not spiritual consumers

The church does not exist for us.  We are the church and we exist for the world.

We believe big and start small

We'll never insult God with small thinking and safe living.  
We will activate our faith in the God of the impossible. 

We will lead the way with irrational generosity

We truly believe it is more blessed to give than to receive.

We don't maintain, we multiply

The local church is the hope of the world, and we know we can accomplish infinitely more together than apart.

We honor one another to glorify God

Everyone is invaluable and irreplaceable.  We value everyone because Jesus died for all.

We embrace limitation but stay united

Maturity doesn't equal conformity.  
Everything is an experiment.

The Bible


The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about daily living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any form of error (including scientific and historical.)
(I Tim 1:13 & 3 :16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; I Cor 2:13; Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5)
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are coequal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27 & 3:22; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

Jesus Christ

Human Beings/Sin Nature

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is coequal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus came to this earth in the flesh, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin and lived a sinless human life as God in a body. Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He physically rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. Jesus ascended to Heaven and will physically return again someday to earth to reign as King.
(Matt 1:22,23; John 1:1-5,14; Heb 4:14-15; 1 Cor 15:3-4; Rom 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Tim 6:14-15; Is. 7:14; 9:6)
People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called sin. Sin separates us from God and causes many problems in our life.
(Gen 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Rom 3:23)



Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty of death. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Rom 6:23; Eph 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:2; Gal 3:26; Rom 5:1, 10:9-10)
We regularly practice Communion or the Lord’s Supper in our weekend services. Jesus initiated this practice (I Cor 11:28-32) as a way to help us remember His death and resurrection.

Water Baptism

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

We practice baptism by fully immersing an adult person in water. Baptism is not necessary for salvation, but is simply a choice that is made to obey Jesus’ command and to follow His example. Teens are encouraged to be water baptized as well (those under age 18 must have permission from a parent or guardian). At Ridgewood, we baptize people “in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
(Matthew 3:13-17; 28;19; Acts 2:34-36; 19:1-6)
When a person begins a relationship with Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit begins to live inside the believer at the moment of salvation. At Ridgewood Church, we also believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a biblical experience that follows salvation (Acts 2:1-4; 8:14-17; 10:44-46; Gal 3:14-15). This baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to every believer who asks God for it.

The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Physical Healing in Jesus Christ

In 1 Corinthians 12-14, the Bible lists many gifts of the Holy Spirit. The First Century Church practiced these gifts regularly, and we should as well. We desire to have these gifts functioning within the members of our local church family too.
We believe what Jesus’ death on the cross provided physical healing to our human bodies. God’s miracle power for healing is freely given to us as we pray in faith.
(Isaiah 53:4,5; Matt 8:16,17; James 5:14-16)



God created marriage (Genesis 2:22). It is a covenant made between a man and a woman that makes them one (Genesis 2:24). The marriage covenant requires the married parties to be faithful, loving, and helpful to each other as long as they both shall live (Mark 10:31).

Our Affiliation

Ridgewood Church is a member church of the Assemblies of God. You can find more info here.
The family is the first and most important classroom and training ground for society. We believe God’s best vision for family is based on a marriage covenant between a man and a woman, which provides the child with the effective presence of both a father and a mother in their upbringing. The family provides the security, the heritage, and the perpetuation of morality without which no society can survive (Genesis 4:12; Ephesians 6:14).