ABIDE is a year-long residential internship that encourages and equips high school graduates for a disciplemaking way of life
Since 2014, ABIDE interns have been dedicating a year of their life to serve and grow together
Pastor Steve Waggoner (left) has spent over 20 years multiplying disciplemakers.
Jen Scherer (middle) has a passion to equip young women to love Jesus and serve others. She has dedicated her life to the Ridge for many years.
Brady Zimmer (right) has served in youth ministry for nearly 10 years and was one of the original ABIDE interns in 2014. His life has born much fruit in the Ridge.
A Central Illinois community being
transformed one life at a time
Some past interns talk about the impact ABIDE has had on their life and ministry
We embrace weekly rhythms of study, prayer and service to show and share the gospel with each other and our friends at the Ridge
Studying Scripture together to know God
Living from the overflow of intimacy with Jesus
Putting our faith in action at the Ridge.
A transformed people to love God and others from the overflow of His extravagant love for us.
Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.
1 Thessalonians 2:8
I pray that your partnership with us in the faith may be effective in deepening your understanding of every good thing we share for the sake of Christ.