To effectively lead people into a wholehearted relationship to knowing and serving Christ.
To be a biblically functioning community where God’s love and transforming power are demonstrated through us to those around us.
Reaching One Percent of our community,
One person at a time,
for the One who has give us grace and love!
Our Core Values
- We value and embrace racial and cultural diversity which reflects the complete body of Christ and leads to grace-filled Christ-likeness.
- We value passionate worship of God which expresses how much we love Him and reflect reality in our lives.
- We value anointed teaching of God’s Word (in every venue) as the catalyst for transformation in individual lives and in the church.
- We value lost people because they matter to God and therefore matter to us and to the church.
- We value cultural relevance and obedience to Biblical truth.
- We value authenticity and yearn for continuous growth as Christ followers.
- We value spiritual passion aligned with excellence. This honors God and inspires people.
- We value wholehearted devotion to Christ and His mission as normative for all believers.
- We value loving relationships which permeate every aspect of church life.
- We value a unified community of servants stewarding their spiritual gifts.
- We value a healthy church, cultivated by healthy servant-leadership, systems, and teams.
In 1992, while studying at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago, IL, the Lord called Ray & Christina Hyun to the Seattle area. Simultaneously, Wayne and Anita Key were praying that God would raise up an EFCA church in Redmond, WA. Through His power, God made the rest of the story part of the history of Mountain Ridge.
Here are some key milestones in the history of the church.
Fall 1994: Ray submits a Church Planting class paper: Prospectus – Redmond Church Plant Project.
Summer 1995: Ray meets with the EFCA Superintendent of the Pacific Northwest district. That same summer, Wayne Key is recruited to be assistant superintendent of the Pacific Northwest district and shares his and Anita’s prayer for a church plant in Redmond.
Summer 1996: Ray and Christina start fundraising for their move to Redmond. In three months they are able to raise three years worth of support!
March 5, 1997: Eight people meet for the first time in Ray and Christina’s home to start a church plant.
January 1998: Office space is acquired, and Mountain Ridge has a home in Redmond. Mountain Ridge Community Church opens its doors on a cold and blustery morning under the threat of snow. A community of Christians extends the warmth of Christ from a movie theater in the newly opened Redmond Town Center.
January 7, 2007: The first Sunday service is held in our new permanent location.