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Life Groups

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Discover your community at the Ridge

If you call Austin 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.

Leader Resources

Access study resources and recommendations for your Life Group.

Sermon Questions

Access sermon questions for your Life Group to walk through each week.

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

  • Becky Ellsworth

    Becky Ellsworth

    Becky was raised in Carlsbad, CA, 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 grandbabies. 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 Austin Ridge, and being a part of what the Lord is doing in Dripping Springs and around the world.

  • Brooke Huber

    Brooke Huber

    Brooke was born and raised a Texan and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Communication. She met her husband, Patrick, at the Ridge, and they have a beautiful daughter, QJ. She has loved watching what the Lord has done through the Ridge over the years and feels extremely blessed to be on staff here. She loves all things Disney, is an enneagram 7, and believes pineapples belong on pizza.

  • Donald Dumbacher

    Donald Dumbacher

    Don was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, home to the greatest food in the world: Skyline Chili. He attended THE Ohio State University, where he met his future wife, Shelli. After attending The Master’s Seminary to see what they know, he and Shelli moved to the Chicago area, raised four children, and started a Student Ministry and then a church plant. While campus pastoring in Illinois, he discovered free agency and took his talents south – to ATX. Don and Shelli’s four kids are in Portland, Suisse, Chicago, and Fort Worth. In his free time, he tries to convince his kids to visit.

  • Glenn Gordon

    Glenn Gordon

    Glenn grew up in the great state of Florida and moved to Texas shortly after graduating from the University of Florida, where he "majored in Psychology and minored in celebrating National Championships." He and his wife, Katelyn, met while both were students at Dallas Theological Seminary and together have three beautiful girls. Glenn's been in pastoral ministry for nearly a decade & carries two Masters degrees in Christian Education and Media Arts & Communications. Glenn enjoys golf, Ultimate frisbee, and teaching his daughters to root for his Florida Gators, Atlanta Braves, and Denver Broncos. Serving our Dripping Springs campus, Glenn loves helping our people find their place to belong and grow in the gospel of Christ.

  • Jeff Moore

    Jeff Moore

    Jeff is originally from Baytown, TX, and has been in Austin since 2000. He has been married to Karol Ann since 1995, and they have two grown kids, and 3 bulldogs. He received a Masters of Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary and has been in pastoral ministry for 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.

  • 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.