Photos submitted by Jon Rogers, pastor of Ridgeview Baptist Church in Church Hill, Tenn.
This week's Faith in Action photos were submitted by Jon Rogers, pastor of Ridgeview Baptist Church in Church Hill, Tenn. The photos focus on the church's involvement in its local community through faith-driven activities and holiday events, as well as the youth group's mission trip to Savannah, Ga., to assist a church with mission endeavors there.
Ridgeview Baptist Church routinely participates in religious ceremonies, like weekly worship service and the baptism of new brothers and sisters in Christ to acknowledge their faith and honor God. The church also hosts a number of community-wide events throughout the year, including a Christmas musical and live Nativity scene for the community, as well as a Trunk or Treat and Pumpkin Path event in place of Halloween and a sweetheart banquet for Valentine's Day. In addition, Ridgeview hosted a 'Fired up for Jesus' Fourth of July community event from 1997 to 2012. Every summer, Ridgeview also holds Vacation Bible School for area children.
"We try to just let our community know that we care about them," said Ridgeview Pastor Jon Rogers. "Everything we do, we try to have a hook in it - in the sense that we're trying to share the gospel with folks...We do it because we love our community [and] because we love Christ."
The youth ministry at Ridgeview Baptist Church is involved not only with mission projects in other states like Georgia where they've worked at children's homes and helped build houses for those in need, but in their hometown too.
"In the spring, we do Breaking Free and a local mission project, which is tied in through their Disciple Now/Breaking Free weekend," youth pastor Brian Hensley said. Through missions, "[the youth] become more compassionate about people in need."
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