THE RIDGE Student Ministry 

(6th-12th grades)



High School Tuesdays @ THE RIDGE
Every Tuesday at 6:15 in the Worship Center.  We play games, worship, learn, and hang out together.  Lessons are aimed at High School issues, and what the word of God says about those issues.
Middle School Wednesdays @ THE RIDGE
We meet every Wednesday at 6:30-8pm in the Worship Center for music, games, fun and friends.  Lessons are geared directly at Middle Schoolers and the life issues they are currently facing.
*Doors open at 4:30 PM.  
The Ridge Schedule (if date is not listed, it is a normal week for The Ridge)
Sept 4-5:   No game night:  Normal Night Sept 19:  Combined:  the “September Special” Game Night
Sept 26:  Combined
October 3:  Combined
October 10:  Combined October 30-31:  Off (Halloween)


STUDENT MINISTRY NEXT STEPS:  Sundays, October 7, 14, 21, 28 during 9:15 AM service, Room 301.  Next Steps is a program at LRCC that helps people learn about our church, what we believe, how to give back, and how to tell other about Jesus.  We LOVE Next Steps and want all our students to attend.  Because Next Steps is so crowded, we are offering a special session just for students so we can get them plugged in at LRCC ASAP.  Sign up at  
THE RIDGE ROCK CLIMBING:  October 13, 9 AM – 1:30 PM.  Come spend a morning climbing at the Diablo Rock Gym, 1220 Diamond Way #140, Concord.  Cost is $20 plus extra money for lunch at Chick-Fil-A.  There are only 12 spots available, so register now at this link.  
STUDENT LEADERSHIP – We have places for your students to serve God in the church.  as part of the ecosystem of the church, we want students to lead in other ministries, we want their opinions, and we want them to display ownership of LRCC because LRCC is their church too.  Serving in ministry also allows students to connect with others at church who are not their age, and the more connection points students have the greater the chance that they will continue to be a part of the church when they graduate from high school.  Encourage them to put their faith into action by getting involved in Student Leadership. 
INTENSIVE CLASSES – Our midweek program is formulated to strike a balance between Biblical teaching for students who are already Christians, while at the same time remaining accessible to someone who is attending church for the very first time.  It is sometimes difficult to get as deep into scripture as we would like to, so our second weekly meeting time on Sundays is important.  We don’t want to lose out on opportunities to dive more deeply into scripture, so periodically throughout the year we will be offering short, 2-3 week, intensive classes on Sunday mornings for middle school and high school students.  
 We will be offering sign-ups for these classes and we will be limiting the number of students in each class and will open more classes, if needed.  These classes may require the purchase of workbooks.   Our first intensive class will be offered on Sundays, November 4 and 11, during the first service.  Study topic is TBA.  Sign-up here.  
WINTER CAMP:  12 PM FEBRUARY 22 – 4 PM FEBRUARY 24, 2019 ($50 deposit, $160 balance):  Winter Camp is coming soon.  Camp is going to be packed and space is limited.  To register, click here anytime to pay the $50 deposit and to reserve a spot.  There is no deadline for placing a deposit, but registration is first come, first served.  Once all our spots are taken, there will be no more spots available.  The remaining $160 is due November 11, 2018.  After November 11, if any spots remain, the full $210 will be required to register.  
SUMMER CAMP – 8:30 AM JULY 8 – ~4 PM JULY 13, 2019, ($100 deposit, $280 balance).  While Summer Camp seems like it is a whole year away, Lifeway (the company that runs Centrifuge programming), requires deposits for camp in JANUARY.  Crazy?  Yes, but Centrifuge is so good, we deal with the craziness.  The $100 deposit is due January 20, 2019. Payments may be made toward the Deposit, but the Deposit must be paid in full by January 20 to secure your student’s spot. The $280 balance is due June 5. at the Mandatory Parent and Student Meeting.  You can register here.  Registration can be completed without any payment, but will not be official until the $100 deposit has been paid.  
WILLIAM JESSUP UNIVERSITY FALL PREVIEW DAY:  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 6 AM – 8 PM.  For students who are in 11th and 12th grade, join Pastor Brandon at his Alma Mater for a free preview day.  Whether you student is interested in becoming a full-time Pastor, or is interested in a Christian university experience, this preview day will provide your student with a great experience.  They will learn more about academic programs, spiritual life on campus, campus activities, and more.  They will also take a tour, share a meal, and her firsthand from WJU students and parents.  Lunch will be provided by WJU, but bring money for a morning pit-stop and dinner. Parents are welcome too!  If a high school senior would like to stay the night in the residence halls on November 11, a parent must communicate with WJU and provide transportation on November 11 (LRCC can provide return transportation on November 12).  You must register with both LRCC and WJU.  To register through LRCC, email Pastor Brandon by October 29, 2018.  To register through WJU, visit . 
Please e-mail for more information on what Student Leadership is, and how to get your student plugged in.

Additional Student Ministry Info

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