Ridgeway Baptist Church is dedicated to ministering to church members from birth to seniors.
The Pastor's sermons are listed each week in the church bulletin. His sermons are almost always from a series and expository in content. You will find the text and a brief outline on this site. All sermons are available on DVDs. Please call the church office for a copy.
Reading the Bible
Offered each week in the Bulletin is a feature that is designated to help you read through the entire Bible in one year. Suggested passages are listed for each day with a variety of selections from both the Old and New Testaments.
Children age 4 yr to fourth grade attend
their own worship and learning time each week. Many adults volunteer to teach and minister to our children.
Vacation Bible School
At the beginning of summer vacation, in June, VBS is held for children and youth of all ages. Classes are held from 6:00-8:30, Sunday through Thursday, where we have a Bible story, scripture, arts and crafts, snack, recreation time and a missions emphasis. Please find the exact date in the newsletter or bulletin on this site and join us for great fun.
Yoke Fellow Discipleship Outreach is a ministry of both discipleship and witnessing. Training is held periodically for those who feel called to share in this ministry. Training times are designated in the church newsletter and weekly church bulletin. Training is available in areas of evangelism, shut-in ministry, hospital and nursing home ministry and community visitation. Ministry teams are paired by compatibility and other factors determined by the outreach director.
Assignments are given on Sunday, and each ministry team has the following week to complete their assignment, reporting responses and the need for follow up. The term yoke fellow partner is used to stress the personal accountability of each team. If you are interested in being involved – click on Contact – state your name and leave an e-mail address or phone number where you can be reached.
Sunday School offers a time of study and reflection on God's Word in a small group setting. This provides a chance for interaction with people who share similar interests or age groups. There is a class for everyone from nursery to senior adults. Look at Gallery below. Please join us at 9:45 am each Sunday morning.
Youth, ages sixth grade through high school attend Sunday School and other ministries in the church. In the Youth Department, we seek to lead our students to a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, to grow as close as possible to Him and to seek His will for our lives.
Senior Adult Ministry
Regular senior adult trips offer anyone old and young alike the chance to go on field trips to different places in western N.C. Great fun and fellowship often accompanies an excellent meal at different restaurants. The trips are advertized in our bulletin and newsletter which can be found on this site.
Discipleship Training is offered three semesters throughout the year. In the fall, winter and spring the pastor leads an in-depth study on a variety of topics. It meets at 5:00 each Sunday.
Ridgeway Baptist Church recognizes the pivotal role music plays in the worship of God. Be it in congregational or choral settings, music allows those who participate to articulate their faith with other believers and express feelings that may lie beyond mere words. As a congregation, we express our heart for the Lord through time-honored hymns and modern praise songs. Every Sunday, our adult choir provides worship music incorporating many different musical styles. Whether honoring our roots through old-time gospel or looking to the future through exploring songs by contemporary writers, the goal of this group is to exalt the name of the Lord. Solo singers and instrumentalists employ their God-given gifts in weekly worship, sharing their faith through song.Seasonally, we celebrate the beauty and majesty of Christmas and Easter with annual musicals. Other occasions, like Thanksgiving, allow us to join together with other church choirs in the Enka-Candler area. Bi-annually we hold talent nights, encouraging all segments of our congregation to share their unique musical skills with our church family. In all seasons, we seek to bring glory to Jesus!
The Children's Choir at Ridgeway is open to all first through sixth grade children. This group meets each Wednesday at 7:45 pm. In addition to learning many songs, old and new, the children's choir also worships through movement and other kid-friendly activities. The children sing at various times of the year, including Christmas, Easter, and our bi-annual talent nights. If you have children who would like to be a part of this high-energy experience, feel free to bring them each Wednesday night. If you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Intercessory Prayer Ministry
Each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. a group meets in the church library for intercessory prayer. We also meet each Sunday at 8:45 a.m. in Room 315. Prayer requests are gathered from our church family and community. Names are usually left on the prayer list for an extended period of time. If you have a prayer need, please click on Prayer Requests, leave a name and a brief statement specifying the prayer need.
You may also join any of the prayer groups at the times mentioned above. Each session usually lasts from 30 minutes to an hour.