Church & Community

AIDS Ministry

Share the love and hope of Jesus Christ with people affected by HIV and AIDS by offering prayer support, notes of encouragement, special projects, phone contacts, visits and deliveries, and/or serving once a month at After Dark Outreach Center.

Celebrate Recovery

Biblical approach using small groups to bring about life changes and healing. Worship leaders, snack providers, children’s leaders for Celebrating Kids, small group facilitators, including DivorceCare and Veterans, are ways you can serve.

Celebrate Recovery Inside

Once a week men travel to Ozark Correctional Center in Fordland, MO to lead the inmates in the Celebrate Recovery Ministry.


Bring hope and encouragement to the grieving by co-leading a 13 week study on grief recovery. Training provided.

Financial Ministries

Equip people to learn, apply, and teach God’s financial principles through a 9 week study.

Residential Care Facilities Ministry

There are many ways to serve, including, but not limited to, visiting, reading, writing letters, and even planning birthday parties. Please prayerfully consider this wonderful ministry.

Disaster Preparedness

Food preparation, housekeeping, transportation, medical and security are all needed when Ridgecrest is called upon to be a disaster shelter or during a pandemic. Join a team to work a shift and show God’s love in a critical time.

Deaf Ministry

Qualified interpreters are needed for worship services to translate songs and the spoken Word.

Job Search & Career Assistance

Assistants help people learn to conduct a job search, build an effective resume, and polish their interview skills.

Women’s Ministry

Opportunities include: teaching, decorating, working events and administrative duties.

Top Stitchers: Ladies who bless those in need through sewing. Newborns in Need, blankets for the homeless, clothing for kids in Africa and more. Non-sewers are needed to cut patterns, press garments, donate fabric or trimming.

Homeless Ministry

Share a cup of coffee and build a relationship with a homeless person who is coming into The Gathering Tree on Sundays from 11 am - 1 pm. On a rotational basis help provide breakfast snack items and/or serve coffee to the homeless in downtown Springfield.

Jeffries Elementary School

Reading Mentor: Help a child improve his/her reading skills by being a reading mentor for 30 minutes once a week during     school hours. Training is available via DVD.

Jeffries’ Cents of Pride Store: Help children learn and practice life skills. Children will earn school bucks to buy items in the store. You can serve by donating items for the store or you can help run the store.

English as a Second Language

Enjoy meeting  people from different countries while teaching English as their second language to adults. Shuttle drivers are also needed to transport students to and from MSU campus on a rotational basis.

Ridgecrest News
Ridgecrest Events
Women's Prayer Team
October 01, 05:30 PM
Join the Women's Prayer Team on Wednesday nights as we spend time praying for our church, the lost, our country, the world.
Men's Prayer Team
October 01, 05:30 PM
Join the Men's Prayer Team on Wednesday nights as we spend time praying for our church, the lost, our country, the world.
Building A Family Legacy
October 01, 06:30 PM
Parenting Simulcast with Dr. James Dobson
Women's Bible Study - A Woman Heart
October 01, 06:30 PM
Explore the building of the old testament tabernacle and it's variety of meanings for your walk with God today. 10 weeks / Book $16 / Sign up for childcare by Aug. 29
Women's Bible Study - Children of the Day
October 01, 06:30 PM
You'll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not conicidental - God's timing is impeccable 9 weeks / Workbook $16
Financial Peace University
October 01, 06:30 PM
Small Group Leader Enrichment
October 01, 06:30 PM
One characteristic of a great teacher is their desire to continue learning and growing themselves. Our teacher enrichment course is designed for that purpose, for the many great teachers we have been ...
Pastor's Bible Study
October 01, 06:30 PM
Join us as we study God's Word on Wednesday evenings in the Chapel.
October 02, 06:00 PM
DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone. Find help and healing for ...
Vets Support Group
October 02, 06:00 PM
The mission behind CRV is to provide Christian services for veterans and their families. RBC has partnered with VFW Post 963 to offer a place for veterans and loved ones to find a supportive community ...
Celebrate Recovery
October 02, 06:00 PM
This adult ministry addresses the hurts, habits and hang-ups of people struggling to navigate difficult times. Some may come from broken marriages; others may have experienced multiple disappointments ...
Man Food
October 04, 08:00 AM
Contact Ridgecrest at 417-887-2317 for more info.
Bikers for Christ
October 04, 05:00 PM
Food Drive for Grand Oak Mission Center
October 05
October is RBC's month to stock the shelves at Grand Oak Mission Center with non-perishable food items. Collection barrels will be at main entrances Oct. 5 - 19. Every can counts!
Lord's Supper (In jubilee Service Only)
October 05