WHY COMPASSION?

God’s heart is overflowing with compassion for all people, and we see that through Jesus’ time here on earth as He loved in relational and practical ways. Because of His example, we are called to serve others with compassion both here in Milwaukee and around the world.  For more on ways to partner with any of these organizations, email us.

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Upcoming Partnership Visits

Lifeline | Arizona Branch

Informational Meeting 
Wednesday, January 19 | 6:30 - 7:30p
Greenfield Campus

Join us to learn more about what it looks like to serve the Navajo Nation/Red Sands School in Winslow, Arizona alongside our partners, Lifeline. Partnership visits are more than just getting on a plane - they are about showing compassion and sharing the hope of Jesus in relational and practical ways.
This visit will tentatively take place August 20 - 27, 2022.


Featured Serving Opportunities

Serve Saturday with City on a Hill

Saturday, January 8 | 11:30a - 4p

*You can serve the full time or partial

Join us in serving our local partners at City on a Hill in Milwaukee to help support their mission. Tasks include helping with registration, food services, prayer, guest guiding, greeting, hygiene kit hand out, or food pantry. Anyone who signs-up to serve will need to complete and bring this release form and will need to pass this Health Questionnaire when they arrive. Kids 10 and under are welcome to serve with a parent. Kids 18 and under will need this signed permission slip. 


Serve Saturday with CareNet

Saturday, January 15 | 9 - 11:30a

Address: 4957 W. Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53216

Join us in serving our local partners at CareNet in Milwaukee to help support their mission. Tasks might include sorting donations, cleaning the center, organizing baby clothing and/or putting shelving together. Continue reading below for more information on this organization.

Sock Drive with Street Angels Milwaukee

Thursday, January 13 - Sunday, January 23

Street Angels Milwaukee Outreach is a nonprofit, volunteer-based organization that serves homeless individuals at shelters and encampments across Milwaukee in tangible and relational ways. Many shelters go through socks very quickly. They are the most sought-after items because individuals typically walk several miles per day. Keeping their feet dry and warm is a huge challenge when shelters are unavailable. New socks prevent skin infections, nail diseases, frostbite, and trench foot. 

To help Street Angels serve this community, drop off a pair of new, clean socks to The Ridge's Next Steps room during services or check out this Amazon Wishlist.


Blood Drive at The Ridge Community Church

Wednesday, January 26 | 3-7p

Give a little, save a life! Click the button below to learn more and reserve your slot.

Blood Drive Details

Local Compassion

CARE NET

Care Net Milwaukee is focused on creating a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the love of Jesus and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. In this mission, they provide confidential and free services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby supplies, counseling, abortion education, and post abortion support.

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HOPE STREET

Hope Street helps at-risk men, women, and children cultivate hope by providing them with housing, educational programs to develop new habits, and protection from toxic situations they've been exposed to.  The Hope Street home, called “The Greenhouse”, is an empowering Christ-filled community for individuals to live, learn, and develop new habits.  

 

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SAFE FAMILIES

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

 Parents voluntarily have their children cared for by a host family while they seek to restore stability in their lives. Safe Families is dedicated to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention. Their goal is to strengthen families, and to always reunite children again with their parents.

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CITY ON A HILL

Located in the heart of Milwaukee, where more than 67,000 children are living in poverty, City on a Hill is bringing transformation by restoring hope, reducing poverty, strengthening families, and fostering racial reconciliation. They are dedicated to ending the generational cycle of poverty in Milwaukee by empowering individuals to make sustainable life change.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families.

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Global Compassion

STADIA

Stadia’s mission is to plant churches that intentionally care for children. Why? Because as more churches close their doors, fewer people are experiencing the life-changing hope of Jesus. Stadia prepares leaders to start healthy churches that intentionally reach the next generation of believers, spreading the hope of Jesus farther than ever before. And we won’t stop until every child has a church.

CURRENT PARTNERSHIP | Pastor José Adán Castillo and his wife Dayanara Castillo planted Inglesia Evangelica De Santidad Ajuterique in the countryside of Ajuterique Honduras. Pastor Jose and Dayanara have been married for 6 years and have a son named Mateo. José came to faith 12 years ago and was saved from a life of multiple addictions. He had a complete change in his life and from there has committed himself to ministry and reaching others with the good news he himself received. He feels a special call towards children, youth, and marriages.

 

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LIFELINE | GUATEMALA

Lifeline is a church planting organization that focuses on sharing the story of Jesus in Guatemala. Their goal is to create local churches with strong leaders that spend time engaging in relational compassion with their communities.

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS FOR SALE INCLUDE:

1lb. Honduras Pacavita Blend Bag by Anodyne Coffee Co.
1lb. Organic Milwaukee Rockstar Blend Bag by Anodyne Coffee Co.

The Ridge Community Church Logo Coffee Mug
The Ridge Community Church Emblem Sticker

Compassion at The Ridge Women's V-neck T-shirt (Various Sizes)
Compassion at The Ridge Men's Crew Neck T-shirt (Various Sizes)

The Ridge Community Church Metal Travel Mug

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Jenni's Serving Story

Purchasing a pair of boots for someone was just the beginning. Sometimes we're called to serve beyond the walls of a church, and for Jenni, God used her need to serve others in Milwaukee in a very special way.