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Local Outreach to the Nations

Bilingual Worship Service Singing

The Lord said, “The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself.” 

Abraham was told he would bless all the nations. Jesus calls us to disciple all the nations. Paul became all things to all people groups to win more. Revelation tells of every nation gathered around God’s throne.

This is our heart, to be faithful to see new disciples of Jesus made among every people group in our city.

Some of the communities you can help in this mission include:

Learn more about our current focus areas below and find opportunities to get involved.

Ridge Latinos People Walking

Latinos

The Latino community represents 35% of the Austin population

We want to help Latinos come to know Jesus in their spaces - where they live and have community. Whatever language you speak, join us as we pray and work for a gospel movement among our Latino friends through:


- Prayer Walking in Local Neighborhoods

- English Language Ambassadors (ELA)

- Cornerstone Restoration

- The Source Mobile Medical Unit

- Discovery Bible Studies

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Ukrainians

Connecting with Ukrainians in our Community

Meet a new Ukrainian friend on Sundays at our Bee Cave Campus, be part of a Discovery Bible Study, and invite Ukrainian friends to join us for live Ukrainian interpretation of our Sunday services and community events.

Travis Heights ELA

Middle East

Currently there are 12,000+ Refugees Living within the Greater Austin Area

We want to help our Middle East community come to know Jesus in their spaces - where they live and have community. Whatever language you speak, join us as we pray and work for a gospel movement among our Middle East friends through:

- Prayer Walking in Local Neighborhoods

- English Language Ambassadors (ELA)

- Resource Distribution

- Ambassador's Football Soccer Clinic

- The Source Mobile Medical Unit

- Discovery Bible Studies

Sunday Services

We offer live Spanish and Ukrainian interpretation of our 11am Sunday services at our Bee Cave Campus.

Join Us

If Jesus has given you a heart for a specific people group or nation in the Austin area, we would love to hear about it. And we would invite you to join us for encouragement, training, and missional living. For more information, contact our team at missions@austinridge.org.

Ridge Missions Team

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  • Becky Belew

    Becky Belew

    Becky was born and raised in New Orleans, but moved to Texas in 2005. She married her best friend, Jon, in 2009. She is blessed with her wonderful daughter, Evelyn, and her stepson, Austin. Becky has more than 15 years of executive assistant experience and has attended the Ridge for nearly a decade. She loves scuba diving, going to Christian concerts, and playing games with her friends and family. She is grateful and excited to utilize her gifts to pursue God’s mission for the Ridge community locally and abroad.

  • Christine Stehno

    Christine Stehno

    Christine was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. She received her degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Since college, Christine has spent time working in Parks and Recreation as well as at a Christian Camp in Sequoia National Forest in California. A trip to Nepal really opened her heart to all aspects of missions. She loves being outside in the sunshine as much as possible, reading, pick-up pickleball games, and watching Husker sports – especially football. Go Big Red! She’s excited to be living in the warmth of the south and grateful for this chapter working in ministry and getting to pursue her passion for people.

  • Clark Richardson

    Clark Richardson

    Clark is a Waco native and a Dallas Baptist University graduate. His non-traditional college and career track within the landscape industry and fundraising/development unknowingly prepared him for such a time as this. Over a number of trips to Uganda, God opened his eyes to how he could use his gifts and talents both locally and globally for the Kingdom. That led him to put his “yes” on the table in 2016, and the rest is history. He married up when landing his beautiful wife, Natalie, in 2010, and they have three children, Graham, Isla, and Cora. He is a jack of all trades and master of none. He enjoys being a dad of three, and when there is time, hunting, sports, dabbling with smoking meat, and campfires.

  • Don Ellsworth

    Don Ellsworth

    Born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania, Don's family relocated to San Diego so he could meet his beautiful wife, Becky. They are blessed with and entertained by their four married kids and kids-in-law, and awesome grandchildren. Don graduated from San Diego Christian College and Dallas Seminary. Don loves going on dates with his wife, anything at the beach, USC football, college football and basketball, Hula Hut, reading, and chocolate. As Missions Pastor, Don loves his job of helping the Ridge reach the unreached and serve the vulnerable in our city and around the world.

  • Donald Dumbacher

    Donald Dumbacher

    Don was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. He met his wife, Shelli, at The Ohio State University. They have four married children living all around the world, and five grandchildren…so far.