Connection Cafe

Connection Cafe

The Connection Cafe is where we meet for dinner every Wednesday night at 6pm, before the Family Night activities start at 7pm. Need to know what's on the menu? It's online!

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Cafe Mazi

Cafe Mazi

First or second time visitor? Stop by the Cafe Mazi for a delicious handcrafted coffee beverage. Great drinks, great prices, great service. Check out our menu!

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Call us, e-mail us, find us on Facebook, or fill out our online contact form - However you do it, we'd like to hear from you. Visit our Contact Us page for more details.

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Missionaries we support

Missionaries we support

We believe in Missions at RCC. We currently support more than 2 dozen missionaries and mission effort both local and worldwide. Visit our Missionaries page for contact info.

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Welcome to Ridgeview Christian Center

Our Mission? Reach, Teach, Send:

As far as we’re concerned, it all boils down to Reaching out to people, Teaching God’s life-giving Word, and Sending people to share the gospel to the World.

Everything we do fits into one (or more) of those categories, but nothing we do fits into none of those categories. We believe in intentionality. We believe we’ve got a big God-given mission to introduce people to our Savior, Jesus, and to disciple people that they might go and make more disciples.

So, through the power of the Holy Spirit, we work for the Lord. We are a part of His Church — His Body — and it’s all for His glory!

– Pastor Eddie Foos






Check out this brief history of the Pentecostal Revival:


Throughout the latter half of the 19th century in the United States, Protestants from various backgrounds began to ask themselves why their churches did not seem to exhibit the same vibrant, faith-filled life as those in the New Testament. Many of these believers joined Holiness churches, engaged in passionate prayer and personal sacrifice, and earnestly sought God. These pioneers were hungry for authentic Christianity; they sought the same experience seen in the New Testament.

Influenced by the Holiness Movement, a trend prevalent in late 19th century Methodism, Pentecostal Christianity emphasizes an experience available to every Christian with the Holy Spirit that was subsequent to conversion.

Roots

While there are some historical reports of certain charismatic manifestations occurring in the United States from 1850 to 1900, their duration was short-lived and remained isolated. Yet the one that began in the early 1900’s in Kansas blossomed into a worldwide phenomenon in less than a century. The largest Pentecostal fellowship in the world today is the Assemblies of God followed by the Church of God in Christ (Cleveland, Tennessee) denomination.

Charles Parham

Charles Parham (1872-1929), a Methodist minister, moved to Topeka, Kansas. In Topeka, in October 1900, he opened Bethel Bible College in an old mansion that he rented. Approximately 40 students enrolled. In December 1900, Parham assigned the whole school the topic of baptism in the Holy Spirit. Parham gave the student body the assignment of figuring out what the experience was. The students said that what they found in the book of Acts was that baptism in the Holy Spirit was evidenced by speaking in tongues.

The Topeka Outpouring

On December 31, 1900, the student body held a New Year’s Eve prayer meeting. Even though the student body had discovered that the evidence of being baptized in the Holy Spirit was speaking in tongues, it hadn’t yet been their experience. The first person to report having the experience was a woman named Agnes N. Ozman. Ozman and Parham later encouraged others to seek the same experience. On January 3, 1901, many people reported experiencing baptism in the Holy Spirit evidenced by speaking in tongues, including Parham.

Support from the student body wasn’t unanimous. Some even left the college. The community of Topeka was suspicious as well. Parham left Kansas to live in Texas. The Topeka Outpouring was the first time a charismatic manifestation survived and expanded and eventually had the framework of a denomination built around it.

Expansion and Growth

In December 1905, Parham decided to open a Bible school in Houston. A student at the Bible college in named W.J. Seymour would become the link between the Pentecostal ministry of Parham and the three-year revival that would take place on Azusa St. in Los Angeles, California beginning in 1906.

After students at Bethel Bible School in Topeka, Kansas, began speaking in tongues at a prayer meeting on January 1, 1901, Parham had some success in promoting the restoration of the gift of tongues. While the movement and growth was largely isolated to Parham’s students, the revival at Azusa Street catapulted Pentecostalism before a worldwide audience.

Azusa Street Revival

In the summer of 1906, revival erupted among a group meeting at the small, run-down Apostolic Faith Mission at 312 Azusa Street in Los Angeles, California. William J. Seymour, preached the restoration of biblical spiritual gifts. Seymour had been a student of Charles Parham, who provided the doctrinal framework for the young Pentecostal movement. Parham’s identification in scripture of speaking in tongues as the “Bible evidence” (later called the “initial evidence”) of Spirit baptism became a defining mark of the emerging Pentecostal movement.  The revival soon became a local sensation, then attracted thousands of curiosity seekers and pilgrims from around the United States and the world.

Formation of the Assemblies of God

As the revival rapidly spread, many Pentecostals recognized the need for greater organization and accountability. The founding fathers and mothers of the Assemblies of God met in Hot Springs, Arkansas on April 2-12, 1914 to promote unity and to coordinate a mission enterprise. They were interested in organization for two reasons: to pass on Pentecostal doctrines and work together as a cooperative fellowship to take the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. They learned that organization was important of we are going to effectively work together to do the work of Jesus in the world. These founders constituted the first General Council of the Assemblies of God. They documented the primary reason being this: “To be the greatest evangelism the world has ever seen.”

What started as 300 people in 1914, today, roughly has three million adherents in the USA.  It is the largest protestant denomination, with well over 60 million adherents worldwide. The General Council supported 2,691 foreign missionaries and associates last year. The Assemblies of God is the largest protestant denomination in Washington State. 


Find us at:

5610 N Ash
Spokane WA, 99205
(509) 326-2913
office@ridgeviewcc.com

Service Times: Sunday – 10:15am Wednesday – 7:00pm
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9am to 4pm

Call Pastor Eddie. We’ll set up a time to have coffee!

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