At the Ridge, we are committed to being a church that reflects the passion of God. God loved us so much that he pursued us, and gave His own Son so that our sins could be forgiven and that we could know Him. God gave us the Bible, so we can grow in our knowledge of who He is and know how we are to follow Him. Jesus was a servant who calls us to also serve people and make a spiritual difference in the world. In light of these truths, our mission as a church is to "Pursue people at all costs, so they can KNOW Jesus, GROW in Him, and SERVE him daily.”
The core beliefs at Austin Ridge make up the world-view, faith, and understanding that we are convinced is fundamental to true Biblical Christianity. We respect and love those that may disagree or add to these statements, but this is the list of doctrines that we ask every member of our church to believe and uphold in faith and life.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God, entirely trustworthy and the final authority for all of faith and life.
There is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who became man and, while on earth, He was both fully man and fully God.
People were created in the image of God, but fell out of relationship with God through sin, and are now separated from God.
Jesus Christ died on a cross as a substitute for us, paying the price for the death we humans deserve because of our sin.
Jesus destroyed death by rising from the dead. By faith in Him, we are both saved from the penalty of our sin and given the promise of eternal life.
Jesus will come again someday and will establish His kingdom in all the world, making all things new.
The core values of our church serve as a description of what we believe the Bible calls us to be and to do as followers of Jesus. The people of Austin Ridge are committed to living out these values day by day.
WE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE:
We enter into relationship with God by accepting and acknowledging who Jesus is, which sheds light on who we are. We are sinners. Jesus is the Savior. We are creatures. Jesus is the creator. We are lost. Jesus is the finder and leader. As a result, we move from a self-centered life, to a Christ-centered life.
Led by God's Word
God uses his Word to transform lives through the Holy Spirit. Therefore, we live under its authority and counsel.In Authentic Relationships
In Authentic Relationships
Christians love one another. We serve one another. We are at peace with one another. We honor one another. We bear one another's burdens. We forgive one another.
Jesus calls those who seek the kingdom of God to pursue God in prayer. Prayer is the means for intimacy with God and the vehicle for direction and provision from God.
We believe that following Jesus compels people to give generously of themselves-their time, energy, and resources-for the sake of the kingdom of God.
Those who follow Jesus should be actively involved in helping others Know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Since we ourselves have experienced God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus, we seek to take that message outside the walls of our church to those who need Him.
The call of a Christ-follower culminates in multiplying who we are in Christ. Therefore, the aim of being a Christ-follower is to help others grow into “lifelong learners and followers of Christ”; then, enable others to do the same.