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Life Groups

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Connect and grow in community at the Ridge

If you call the Ridge home, we want you to have people to do life with, to connect with on a deeper level, and to grow with spiritually. Life Groups are small communities of people from the Ridge who meet regularly in neighborhoods around the region and typically share the same season of life.

Groups meet for spiritual conversation, encouragement, community, and to grow as Jesus followers. No matter your church background, a Life Group is a great place to build relationships and study God’s Word.

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Join or Lead a Group

Getting connected to a group

We are always in the process of launching new groups and would love to help you start the process of finding one. Fill out an interest form for your preferred campus to start or join a group.

Register Your Group

If you already have people with whom you are ready to form a group, please complete the registration form for your preferred campus to share your group information and meeting times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Life Groups were designed specifically to help you find and build community with other people at the Ridge.

Each Life Group will have its own unique structure, but there will be a rhythm of meeting and sharing life, studying the Scriptures, and serving together in the community.

Most groups will spend time sharing a meal, walking through part of their study, and praying together.

This varies from group to group.

Groups Ministry Team

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  • Becca Poulos

    Becca Poulos

    Becca was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education at St. Edward's University and her Master's degree at Texas A&M University in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Becca has spent the last seven years working in the field as a special education teacher and registered behavior technician (RBT). In addition, she has a passion for serving others within the church and community. Becca is excited to use the various skills she has developed in her role as a Ministry Assistant.

  • Becky Ellsworth

    Becky Ellsworth

    Becky was raised in Carlsbad, California, so the beach is her favorite place. She and her amazing husband, Don, have awesome people - including four kids, a few kid-in-laws, and some beautiful grand babies. The Ellsworths moved to Austin in 2001 for Don to be one of the pastors at Austin Ridge. Becky loves spending time with her family, taking fun vacations (which almost always include a beach and sometimes Disney), reading, cooking/eating, exercising, and spending time with friends. She loves working at the Ridge, and being a part of what the Lord is doing in Dripping Springs and around the world.

  • Clay Adkisson

    Clay Adkisson

    Clay is from Nashville, TN, but Texas feels like home. He graduated undergrad from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene and received his Master's of Arts in Religion from Redeemer Seminary in Dallas. He is married to Mandy, and they have three children: Seth, Asher, and Stella. Clay enjoys family time, college football – especially the Texas Longhorns – smoking meats, live music, comedy, the Texas Hill Country, and Mexican food. Clay has served in local church ministry for two decades in four different states. He is passionate about seeing people connect and grow in community around the gospel of Jesus Christ.

  • Jeff Moore

    Jeff Moore

    Jeff is originally from Baytown, Texas, and has been in Austin since 2000. He has been married to Karol Ann since 1995, and they have two grown kids, one awesome grandson, and three French Bulldogs. He has a Master's of Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 20 years. Jeff has a passion for seeing people grow in their understanding of and obedience to Scripture and equipping them to equip others in the community, and has been doing that at the Ridge since 2013.

  • Jeff Rutter

    Jeff Rutter

    Jeff grew up in Orlando, Florida, and graduated from Florida State University in 2012. He has been in full-time ministry since then, where he has had the opportunity to lead families, children, students, and now Life Groups and D-Groups. Jeff is married to Cheyenne, and together they have two boys, Everett and Cannon. He enjoys family time in the backyard, playing all sports, going to concerts and watching his Florida State Seminoles. Jeff is passionate about discipleship and helping others Know, Grow, and Serve Jesus. Jeff and Cheyenne are thankful the Lord has called them to Austin to be a part of such an incredible church and community.

  • Jessica Moore

    Jessica Moore

    Jessica was raised in Bastrop, Texas, and began following Christ when she was 17. She immediately felt called to ministry and attended Dallas Christian College, where she received a B.S. in Intercultural Studies with a minor in Youth and Family Ministry. In her spare time, she loves exploring Austin, going country dancing or to concerts, and hiking on the Greenbelt.