Sunday Services: What to expect
Welcome to Our North Ridge Community Church Family!
North Ridge Community Church Sunday Worship
Music is more than a song; more than a thought or phrase; through the ministry of music we lead the church into intimate worship of our most high God. Our mission is to become passionate, extraordinary, Christ-following musicians, leaders and servants.
Sunday 9:00 AM – Worship Center
- A choir and orchestra led service, the 9:00 AM worship hour offers a blend of traditional hymns, modern hymns and choruses. This worship service features live teaching by Pastor Mike Burnidge.
- Same message as the other venues.
- Clean and safe nursery available.
- Also offering fun and safe children’s ministry for kids Birth to 5th Grade and Student Ministry for students 6th – 12th grade.
Sunday 10:30 AM – Worship Center
- The service at 10:30 AM offers a modern, immersive concert-like experience with a full band and multiple worship leaders. This service uses the newest worship songs in addition to well-known, theologically rich choruses and hymns. This service also features Pastor Mike Burnidge teaching live.
- Live Rock Band
- Same message as the other venues.
- Clean and safe nursery available.
- Also offering fun and safe children’s ministry for kids Birth to 5th Grade.
Sunday 5:00 PM – Ridge Cafe
- This 5:00 PM Sunday evening service takes place in the Ridge Café and offers a unique coffee house feel with a similar music selection to the 10:30 AM hour. The presentation is more laid-back, acoustic music style. The worship service features live teaching by Pastor Mike Burnidge.
- Live Rock Band
- Same message as the other venues
- Family service
We believe the basis of our theology is the Bible composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testament. We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and that it was given through the instrumentality of chosen men. We believe that the Scriptures are inerrant (not liable to prove false or mistaken) and infallible (incapable of teaching deception) in the original manuscripts. They serve as the unique, full and final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
We believe that there is one true God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – each of Whom possesses equally all the attributes of deity and the characteristics of personality. God the Father is the One who designed and fulfills His plan of redemption through the Son. Scripture states that He is the Father of all creation, of Israel, of all believers, and of Christ the Son. He is the ultimate object of all praise, worship and glory. By His sovereign power He sustains His Creation.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the Son, though eternally co-existing with the Father, came into the world to become the Redeemer of all peoples. He was united forever with a human nature by a miraculous conception and virgin birth. He is true man and true God. He lived a life of perfect obedience to the Father and voluntarily atoned for the sins of all men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying, with His shed blood, divine justice concerning sin, and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone. He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died. He ascended into heaven where He, the only Mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own. We believe in “that Blessed Hope”, His personal, visible, premillenial and imminent return to earth to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.
We believe that the Holy Spirit, omnipresent from all eternity, came into the world in a unique way on the day of Pentecost. He inspired God’s chosen men to write the Scriptures. He enlightens the minds of sinners, awakens in them a recognition of their need of a Savior and regenerates them. At the point of salvation, He permanently indwells every believer becoming their source of assurance, strength and wisdom. He uniquely endows each and every believer with spiritual gifts for the edification of the body of Christ. He guides believers in understanding and applying the Scriptures. His power and control are appropriated by faith, making it possible to live a life of Christ-like character and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.
We believe that man was created by God in His own image, and therefore, like God is a personal, rational, and moral being. Originally created to have fellowship with God, man willfully disobeyed God and suffered the corruption of his nature, thus rendering him unable to please God, and incurred both physical death and spiritual death (separation from God). As a consequence, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of the saving grace of God.
We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God, a relationship in which they are eternally secure. Having undertaken to save and keep believers forever, apart from all human merit, He, Who cannot fail, will in the end present everyone of them faultless before the presence of His glory and conformed to the image of His Son.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost along with Satan and the other fallen angels
We believe that the Church, the body of Christ, is a spiritual organism composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Members of this body, in Scripture, are directed to associate themselves in autonomous local assemblies in order to worship, to receive instruction, to fellowship, to pray and to observe the ordinances.
We believe that two ordinances have been committed to the body of Christ – baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water as a public testimony of the believer’s faith in the crucified, buried and risen Christ. It is also a public statement of desire to walk in the newness of life in Christ. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus for the remembrance of His atoning death. These two ordinances are to be observed until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
|January 23, 1994||First service at Paradise Valley High School (Phoenix)|
|January 1, 1996||Mike Burnidge, Sr. Pastor, begins to preach|
|August 24, 1997||First service at Thunderbird Academy|
|January 1, 1997||Dan King, Executive Pastor, joins the team|
|January 23, 2000||First service at Desert Sun Elementary School|
|September 10, 2000||Ground-breaking Sunday for current facility|
|July 29, 2001||First service in Dynamite Blvd Campus|
|September 9, 2001||Dedication Sunday of Dynamite Blvd Campus|
|May 26, 2004||Purchased additional 10 acres|
|September, 2006||The Coffee House Video Venue launched|
|February, 2008||The new children’s building opens|
North Ridge Community Church exists to do whatever it takes to turn people into POWER-filled followers of Christ.
To extend hope to all through Jesus Christ alone.
5 Pillars of North Ridge Community Church
- Outreach to others
- Worshipping God
- Equipped for service in a ministry
- Relationship with others and God
Q. What should I expect at North Ridge?
A. You should expect to feel welcomed. Not just by the pastors, but also by the regular attendees of North Ridge. We know how hard it is to try a new church, so we try our best to make you feel welcomed and at home. Generally speaking, you should expect kind and warm people who love others and love God.
Q. Is North Ridge part of a denomination?
A. No. North Ridge is a non-denominational community church.
Q. Where do I go first when I arrive on Sunday morning?
A. First, park in the guest parking area along 64th Street. Click here for a map to North Ridge.
Second, inform the greeters who are in the breezeway that you’re new to North Ridge.
Third, have the greeters show you where the Worship Center/ Ridge Cafe is located. If you have children or teens, they may attend the worship service with you. Children are welcomed to attend age appropriate classes in Kidz Alley & The Fun Factory. Students Grades 6-12 may attend Junior High Ministry or High School Ministry.
Fourth, stop at Guest Services in the courtyard to obtain further information. (During inclement weather, Guest Services is moved to the Worship Center lobby.) Our friendly people are happy to answer any questions you may have, help you find your way around our campus, or offer you suggestions on how to get plugged in at North Ridge.
Q. How do the three services differ?
A. North Ridge offers the following Sunday worship services:
The 9:00am service in the Worship Center has a 40 voice choir and full live orchestra.
The 10:30am service in the Worship Center has a contemporary rock band.
The 5:00pm Live at Five family service in The Ridge Cafe offers contemporary rock band.
All three services include the same message from the Bible by the same pastor.
Q. What should I wear?
A. When you attend North Ridge, you’ll find that there is not a “uniform” way to dress; most people dress very comfortably. Depending on the time of year, you’ll see both men and women wearing shorts, t-shirts, jeans, and sandals.
Q. Do you expect me to give money?
A. No. In fact, we’d rather you not put money into the offering plate. We require nothing of you except to come and relax, and enjoy the service.
North Ridge Live is the band that leads the 10:30 AM Contemporary service. Led by a contemporary Worship & Arts Director, offering a high energy, dynamic, guitar driven sound, mixing today’s Christian hits with cutting edge originals. This service caters to anyone who likes their worship a little louder, in a concert style setting.
North Ridge Live
North Ridge Live leads worship on Sundays and practices Thursdays at 6PM.
Rehearsals are open and are held in the Worship Center. Contact Robert Payne at the church office (480) 515-4673 if you are interested in getting involved or want to hear music online.