Moving Forward

Updates and information on the re-entry to our physical campus.

November 24, 2020

Canyon Ridge,

As the number of cases of Covid-19 increase, and our governor has asked our state for a Three Week Pause, we must prayerfully consider how we will respond as people and together as the church.

As people, let’s all be REALLY present and available to our neighbors, our faces & places, and the people of our city.  The way we show up for people around us is part of how God will answer the challenges of anxiety, isolation, depression, and fatigue around us.  Prayerfully consider how you will take extra steps to consider and serve our community these 3 weeks.

As the church, we must respond as well.  We believe that we must be diligent with those around us to do what we can to flatten the curve, consider vulnerable populations, and support or heroic healthcare workers on the frontlines.  We also know that creating spaces for people to meet with God and his people are vitally important, especially in these times when anxiety, isolation, depression, domestic violence, addiction, and more are rising.

So we will continue to gather with increased safety protocols and decreased capacity.  Celebrate Recovery will continue to provide much-needed support for many who are fighting hurts, habits, and hang-ups more than ever!  Kids and Student Ministry will continue to gather in responsible ways to ensure kids have connection with others.  And we will continue to worship together.

By continuing and expanding our cleaning and safety protocols, we will do what we can to be loving, helpful, and present to people who make their way to our church.  This may mean you encounter services with full registrations.  I encourage you, choose another service time or join us online.

Whether online or in-person gatherings and certainly throughout the week, we should make time with God and his people a top priority! Now more than ever, our homes and our neighborhoods need people who have encountered God. People who are full of his Spirit and full of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control.

As we practice gratitude, especially this week, I am so grateful to be in this with you.  The things God has in mind for us, Canyon Ridge, are beyond what we can imagine!  I’m proud to pray and journey with you all through this season!

Drew Moore, Lead Pastor

September 23, 2020

We are so excited to regather for in-person services starting on October 3rd & 4th! Due to current guidelines on the size of gatherings, space for our services will be limited, and registration will be required. You can find all the details, including registration and safety protocols, at canyonridge.org/gathering.

We will have NEW service times: Saturdays at 4pm, and Sundays at 9am & 11:30am. You will still be able to watch live or on-demand as well!

We can’t wait to see you soon!

September 19, 2020

As we’ve all experienced during this COVID season, things are constantly changing. This is still true, even for the staff of Canyon Ridge. Below, you’ll find a video from Pastor Chad Manbeck about how this season has shifted things for him and his family.

While we’re so sad to see the Manbecks go, we’re so grateful to have watched their story unfold here in Vegas, from launching and leading our Canyon Ridge Providence Campus, to adopting three amazing kids. Join us in continuing to pray for the Manbecks on their new journey!

September 12, 2020

Even as we miss being together on weekends, God is at work in the people of our church and city! More and more groups forming. People doing ‘church at my house.’ People providing for one another in times of need. Neighborhoods being more and more engaged as the weather breaks. So. Much. Good. People being the church in times of great challenge.
Please pray with us as our elder team prayerfully considers again this week how we best love, support and point our community in Jesus‘ direction. While laws remain in place to limit gatherings to 50 or less, we also see the effects of the virus more clearly as well as many positive trends in the numbers. We continue to consider how we most honor God and love our city.
As always, we’ll keep you updated via email or updates here on this page.
We know God is neither stopped nor limited by the situation. He can carry us, strengthen us, and lead us. He can accomplish all he wants in us and through us.  Let’s keep leaning on Him together!
-Drew Moore, Lead Pastor

August 15, 2020

All, as the Fall begins and schools find their way back together, let’s all take time to pray for all our educators and families. We will also do this as a church in our online worship service Aug 22-23. While we are not yet gathering in person on campus, we can stand together in worship, prayer, and support of many people, like educators and families, who are experiencing new challenges.

Be sure to stay up today on changes in our staff, like Curtis’s video here, as well as at canyonridge.org/vlog. See you soon.

August 8, 2020

This week, Drew updates us on the financial state of the church, as well as some opportunities for families to get help preparing for the economic impact of this season with Financial Peace University. He also gives an update on our efforts to return to in-person services.

August 1, 2020

We know many are eager to gather again. I look forward to that as well. It seems the spike in cases we saw last week is turning downward. We continue to watch this and other factors that will help us know it’s best to gather again. In the meantime, let’s continue to pray for our city, for our church, and wisdom to serve and lead one another really well. And let’s love our neighbors really, really well as we join in ALL that God is doing in this unique season.

-Drew Moore, Lead Pastor

July 25, 2020

This week was another big week. We continue to discover the challenges of the coming school year for families as well as the education professionals giving their best to navigate tough decisions. We are seeing the end or near end of financial support structures even as other economic realities set in. And while gathering with friends and life-groups in homes and attending church online is so valuable, we miss being together on a campus.

The video below features an update from what God has been up to in the life of Care Pastor Jimmy Monaghan.

July 18, 2020

We are working diligently in preparation to re-enter our campus when the time is right.  We can’t wait for that day! In the meantime, our Elder Team is meeting regularly to consider each development and discern the best time to regather.  Our Staff is preparing to create the safest and best environment possible.  Some are working on seating arrangements and signage, others are working on traffic flow and cleaning procedures.  We want to be ready!  Please pray for all involved!  We are praying for you as well, as you worship and gather where you are.

You can help us by taking a moment to fill out the survey here. It should only take 3-5 minutes. You can choose to add your personal information at the end, otherwise, you will remain anonymous. The information gathered through this survey will continue to sharpen and inform our decisions moving forward. Thanks in advance for your time.

July 12, 2020

Change comes to everyone, including the Canyon Ridge staff. In a season that is already challenging, changes in the lives of people who serve our church can be hard to receive and navigate. In just a few minutes, Drew helps us understand the various factors in the lives of our staff and church that have led to change.

July 5, 2020

As we all continue to receive news and updates surrounding the virus, Canyon Ridge is working diligently towards a time when we can all re-gather. In this video update, Drew shares our continuing efforts and process towards re-entry to our Lone Mountain campus and what we can do in the waiting.

June 26, 2020

We continue to evaluate and determine our re-gathering plans. Since no additional changes to the previous directives for churches have laid out by our local and state government, we will not yet reopen our campus.

We encourage people to gather with friends and family in homes for life-group and online-only services. Staff and leadership teams are continuing to meet and develop safe and helpful protocols so that when the opportunity is right to meet in person, we’ll have a head start. We can’t wait to be back together with you!

May 30, 2020

A Message from Pastor Drew:

In this important video, Lead Pastor Drew Moore updates us on when we will gather again, how Canyon Ridge is responding to the developing needs of our city, how we are weathering and preparing for the financial impact of Covid-19, and implications of this season for our Centennial Hills and Providence campuses.

Here are some timestamps to help with a quick reference to specific areas of the talk you may want to reflect on.
Intro: 0:00

Re-Entry: 0:48

Community Response: 3:19

Financial Update: 4:35

Centennial Hills & Providence Campuses Update: 6:18

Conclusion: 8:50

Centennial Hills & Providence Campus FAQ’s

What factors led to the decision to regather our campuses at our Lone Mountain location?

We are always asking: “What are the wisest and most effective things we can do with the resources that God has provided to us?” Because the availability of school district facilities is uncertain, and because of the uncertainty around future financial resources, we believe the wisest move is to maximize the use of the resources God has given us for gatherings – our Lone Mountain campus.

Once we are able to meet again in person, how long will we be meeting at Lone Mountain?

We will all gather as one campus for the foreseeable future.

Have we considered other locations for the campuses to meet?

Yes. When we launched our Centennial Hills and Providence Campuses, our best options for location and cost were schools, which came with the need to work within the availability offered by CCSD. We did not imagine that the schools would become unavailable for these reasons.

What will Pastor David and Pastor Chad and the campus staff members do?

Our campus pastors and staff members will continue to serve at Canyon Ridge as we navigate through this season. We are working through the process of determining the right staff assignments as we learn more about our new organizational and financial realities.

Will our volunteer teams still have roles to fill?

There will always be opportunities to serve! David and Chad will be working with campus teams to find places to serve in our church and in off-campus serving opportunities.

RE-ENTRY FAQ’s

When will we be able to meet on campus again?

At this time, we don’t have a date. We continue to follow and abide by the local, state and national directives. One day, we will be able to gather without restrictions or limitations. However, that is farther off than we would like it to be. Some of the protocols and restrictions may exclude people or drastically limit what we are able to offer. We will look for when opening our doors makes as much sense as possible.

Are the offices open?

Not currently. Our campus is closed for on-site gatherings, events and appointments.

Can I still plan a wedding or a funeral?

While we can’t meet on campus right now, you may be able to book a wedding or memorial service in the future. Please email Denise Kasarjian for details.

What about off-site events like student camps or events?

At this time, in accordance with state and local protocols, all of our off-site trips and events are cancelled through the summer. We will be updating our families and students with some alternate options in the weeks to come.

If you have more questions you can email us at info@canyonridge.org