Here at Ridgedale our desire is that students would treasure Christ, love one another, and embrace the lost. We seek to accomplish this by equipping students for the work of ministry (Eph. 4:12-13), through the Word, worship, missions, and discipleship. It is our prayer and passion that through these core convictions we may present each student who comes through Ridgedale Student Ministry as mature in Christ (Col. 1:28) to the glory of His name.

Our hope is that RSM can play a part in reaching students in the city of Chattanooga for the Kingdom of God and bringing them into the family of believers. Our goal is for RSM to be just that, a family of students and leaders from all walks of life growing and maturing together in Christ.

We hope that both students and parents can be connected to everything that’s happening here at RSM. Listed below are some of the ways we’d love to connect with you through our weekly programming.

Student Worship: Wednesdays 6-7:30 pm

Student Worship is our time for the RSM family to come together as a whole! Our Wednesday night gathering is open for students from 6th-12th grade to attend and is located in the gym (CLC). Students can enter through the Encounter entrance on the west side of the church. At Student Worship there will be time for hanging out, shooting hoops, playing 9 square as well as, worship through song and through the Word and 25 minute breakout groups to discuss our time in the Word. Student Worship is always fun, engaging, and high energy and is an awesome time to get plugged in to the RSM family!

Our Current Series is:

We’ll close the Spring semester with a series looking at the key components for how we as a ministry and individuals win and grow spiritually and as a community over the summer months! The series lasts from May 1 til May 15.

Sunday Small Groups: Sundays 9:15-10:15 am

Sunday Small Groups is another great way to get plugged in to what’s going on in RSM! We gather in the student area next to the gym in the mornings for some time of fellowship, video games in The Hall, waking up with a cup of coffee or playing some ping-pong before splitting off into small groups. Our groups are separated into middle school boys, middle school girls, high school boys, and high school girls to allow students to feel comfortable interacting with students their own age. Our small group leaders are absolute rockstars and facilitate in-depth Bible study and discussion as well as fostering a great community atmosphere. Once small groups are out, meet up with your parents or head in with your friends to either our traditional or Encounter services as we worship corporately as the Church!

Parent Partnership

Click the link above to see how we at Ridgedale Baptist church seek to partner with parents for the sake of the Gospel.  On this page you will find help on leading and discipling your family.  We have an email based Parenting Class, helpful articles, and videos.


Coming Soon:

RSM Cookout

Summer is coming soon and RSM will be kicking off the Summer on May 22nd from 5:30-7:30p! Come dressed in your best Summer outfit ready for burgers, tailgate games, giveaways, and fellowship. If you’re new to Ridgedale we’d love to have you at Cookout to welcome you to the family!

SuperFly Lock-In

If you thought Cookout was great then our annual SuperFly Lock-in will blow your mind! Cost is $20 per person with drop off at SuperFly at 10p and pickup at 6a the next morning. We’d love to have you with us that night as we celebrate the beginning of Summer and have an all night time of fun, food, and fellowship!

A Word from Chris

It’s my hope and desire that we can see RSM grow into a ministry of students that is not just numerically large, but spiritually deep. Everyone that walks through the doors of RSM immediately is part of what we’re doing here in making RSM a family, not merely a student ministry. I have always believed that great student ministries are not built within the walls of an office or in the programming of the ministry, they’re built by leaders investing their time, energy, and influence into the lives of students. If your student is involved in any activities please let us know, we would love to be active in supporting your student in those activities to further build relationships. If you have schedules for school activities or any questions about events, serving in RSM, or just general inquiries please feel free to email me at We can’t wait to connect with your students as we continue reaching the next generation for the Kingdom of God.

Chris Frakes//Student Pastor

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