Sunday Morning Worship 10:30
Sunday Evening Discipleship 6:00
Monday Life Group
Wednesday Life Group
Thursday Life Group
(Dry Ridge) 6:30-8:00 *
* Every other week
We believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. He gave his life so that we can be reconciled to God. Through the Holy Spirit, the believer is called to be a light to the world until the day of Jesus' return.
Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Kiddville Baptist was founded in 1870 in Winchester, Kentucky. For over one hundred fifty years, the church ministered to their community through the hope of Jesus Christ. The church was a stand-out among Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) congregations as mission-minded givers. As sometimes happens, the small town withered as business and housing growth occurred elsewhere, leaving the Kiddville Baptist Church in sparsely populated farm country. With the guidance of KBC evangelism team leader Rob Patterson, Pastor Steve Evans and the congregation voted last year to close the doors of Kidwell Baptist. Leaving a legacy of the Gospel, Sunrise Children's Services and other Baptist ministries became the benefactors of Kiddville Baptist's faithfulness. We are thankful to the congregation of Kiddville Baptist and Pastor Evans for their gracious gift to Mercy Ridge Community Church. You have truly finished well and we promise to continue the work for the glory of our risen Savior!
We seek to honor the Lord Jesus with everything that we say or do.
We are here for the purpose of ministering to people and declaring the hope that we have in Jesus.
We believe in the inerrancy of scripture and look to it as our sole source of doctrine.
The Lord has blessed us greatly and we desire to be a blessing to others.
Everything belongs to the Lord and we are here for the purpose of glorifying Him and expanding the Kingdom.
We believe that disciples are made, via teaching, mentorship, and actively participating in ministry.
Mercy Ridge was planted in 2015 in hopes of doing church differently. There are many opportunities for people who want pews, steeples, and hymnals. We love those things, but that approach didn't seem to be yielding the kind of results that the Great Commission calls for. In 2020, we refined our vision to: leading the broken in our community to God's perfect design through the Gospel of Jesus. How we are doing this is by being a spiritual greenhouse. The Greenhouse at Mercy Ridge is a place of healing, growth, and encouragement. We do that by trying to get the spiritual soil right, with constant warmth and compassion. At Mercy Ridge, our focus is nurturing and nourishing people with the Gospel by living authentic Christian lives and teaching the Word. Our goal is to re-plant people, churches, and ministers that produce fruit in-season and out-of-season.
Blessed is the man who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. (Jeremiah 17: 7-8 ESV) See also: Psalm 1
At Mercy Ridge, we nurture through love, acceptance, encouragement, and discipline (both instructional and corrective). We seek to develop fertile spiritual soil through repentance, devotion to God, and earnestly seeking the Lord. God's lovingkindness, longsuffering, and mercy set the tone of our fellowship - for we have been forgiven of much. We want to be like Jesus.
We promise to teach the entire Bible through preaching, interactive instruction, and demonstration in lives well lived for Christ. We hope to practice the Shema (Hear O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets to your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 ESV)), not in ritual but in everyday lifestyle.
Finally, it is our intention to re-plant regularly. In the greenhouse, growing plants can quickly become rootbound. Replanting is require to allow the plants to bear much fruit. We are striving to be a church-planting church. We hope to develop the spiritual gifts of our members and deploy them in ministry inside and outside of this church. By God's grace, we intend to raise up a spiritual army of believers to push back the darkness, and we are convinced that this is not accomplished through idleness. We must make disciples.
Josh Hildebrand earned the Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In 2015, after having served as Senior Pastor for many years, the Lord led in the establishment of a new work in Grant County. Sponsored by Florence Baptist Mt. Zion, Josh planted Mercy Ridge Community Church in Dry Ridge, KY. Josh is available by email at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Scott Mann studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has previously served as an Associate Pastor, Worship Leader, and Children's Minister in various churches throughout Northern Kentucky. He holds a BS in Public Administration from NKU and is also a Certified Financial Planner at Mann Capital Management, a Registered Investment Advisor, in Florence, KY. Scott is available by email at: email@example.com
Josh Bergstrom graduated from Berea College in Berea, KY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. For almost 20 years he has been leading worship in various capacities; from college organizations to different churches and events. He works for a local ministry dedicated to rescuing Christian men entrenched in life-altering addictio
Josh Bergstrom graduated from Berea College in Berea, KY with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. For almost 20 years he has been leading worship in various capacities; from college organizations to different churches and events. He works for a local ministry dedicated to rescuing Christian men entrenched in life-altering addictions through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Word of God, where he serves as a videographer, video editor, and worship team member. Josh is available by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Manning is studying to earn his Master of Arts in Christian Ministry from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. He earned his BS in Sport Management from Urbana University in Urbana, OH. He previously served as a student ministry volunteer at Erlanger Baptist Church in Erlanger, KY. Austin is available by email at: email@example.com
We would love to meet you and learn how we can minister to you.
3125 Dixie Hwy, Dry Ridge, Kentucky 41035, United States
07:00 pm – 08:30 pm
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