What is the vision of RInggold Church?
To Be A Praying Church Who Reaches Out And Challenges Everyone To Become Fully Devoted Followers of Christ.
We dream of being a home for spiritually homeless people. We envision a place where people can begin and build a deep relationship with Jesus Christ and with fellow believers, where people do life together in genuine community, and where people grow spiritually in an atmosphere where the grace of God is highly celebrated.
We dream of a church where real problems are solved and real needs are met as people are drawn closer to God, where people recover from hurts, habits, and hang-ups that prevent them from enjoying meaningful relationships with God and each other.
We dream of a church where God’s Word is honored as our highest authority on earth and as the source of real and abundant life.
We dream of a church where people serve one another according to the way that God has shaped them, where spiritual gifts, passion, talents, and experiences are a part of how we meet the needs of others inside and outside of our church family.
We dream of a church that matters to its community, that makes a visible, noticeable, and tangible difference on behalf of Christ in the real problems that exist.
We dream of a church that celebrates changed lives, that cultivates an atmosphere of freedom to grow and serve, and that empowers people with the confidence to do so.
How is ringgold Church governed?
Ringgold will be “governed” by the leadership of the Holy Spirit, but we will be led by Pastors and Elders, who have biblically been assigned the responsibility of overseeing the flock. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only and supreme Head of the church.
Decisions regarding the church are made by spirit-filled, prayer-empowered leaders who are careful to be accountable to each other and to God for the heavy responsibility of doing what is best for the glory of God and the good of God’s people.
Administration will be handled, as much as possible, by the church’s staff so that the congregation is free to serve and minister to one another and to the community. Know our leaders by going to our Staff and Leadership page.
What is the worship style of Ringgold Church?
Music is an amazing form of worship and an incredible way to praise and glorify the Lord. At Ringgold, we realize that not everyone has the same musical taste, so we strive to provide something for everyone. At 8:00am every Sunday, we provide a traditional service. The traditional service is filled with early risers who love their hymns. At 9:20am and 11:00am, we provide a modern-contemporary service. For the modern contemporary service, there is a band and music from modern Christian bands such Passion, Hillsong, Elevation, and Bethel. While the music may be different, our heart for the people and message remains the same.
How will Ringgold church make disciples?
Disciple-making happens as the church gets intentional about taking people on a journey toward spiritual growth. We want to clear the pathway for people to take steps forward in their faith. This means we’ll be offering classes designed to introduce people to the faith and to introduce believers to new levels of spiritual maturity.
Disciples aren’t simply people who are increasing in their understanding of biblical doctrine. Disciples actively serve and reproduce themselves by bringing others into the family of God. We will define spiritual maturity in terms of our intimacy with God as well as our activity for God.
We will provide opportunities for fellowship, friendship, and community through an ever-expanding network of small groups, and in the context of these small groups, discipleship will happen as we mutually sharpen one another and dive deeper into God’s Word together.
What denomination is Ringgold Church?
Ringgold Church is a place for everyone, regardless of religious background. Ultimately, we’re about Jesus, we’re about the Bible, and we’re about the least, the last, and the lost coming to know Christ. For that reason, we are a Non-denominational Christian Church.
Please take some time to read our Core Beliefs.
What does Ringgold believe about human sexuality and marriage?
First of all, this is a “frequently asked question” because this issue is such a big deal in our culture. But because it’s such a common question, here’s what we believe…
We believe that God created humankind in his own image, and created humankind as male and female (Genesis 1:26; 2:7). We believe that man and woman are sexually complimentary to one another and that God’s expressed intention for sexual fulfillment is within the context of a lifetime covenant marriage between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:23-24; Matthew 19:4-6).
Because we believe all of this, we believe that every person possesses dignity and value and deserves love and respect (Psalm 8; James 3:9), especially from the church. And we further believe that every kind of sexual activity outside of marriage between one man and one woman is against God’s plan and furthers the brokenness of people including pre-marital and extra-marital sex, homosexual sex, lust and pornography (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5; Romans 1:25-27; Matthew 5:28).
Ringgold affirms, and stands for the traditional biblical picture of marriage and sexuality. However, as a church, we choose to show love, to serve, and to demonstrate acceptance of people rather than anger, judgment, and condemnation. While the Bible may be offensive, the church should not be. We strive to continually discover the delicate balance of truth and grace in these and all other matters. Our greatest aim is the salvation, healing, and flourishing of all people through a relationship with Jesus, made possible equally for all by the cross where he died for us and the empty tomb he left behind.