Ridgemen is the title we use to identify all the men at Autumn Ridge Church who are involved in ministry.

We have a number of ways to become involved where, together, we can study God’s word, grow stronger in our prayer lives, understand discipleship, enjoy fellowship with other men, and find opportunities to serve.

We invite you to join us as we seek to grow closer to each other and ultimately closer to God.

Please let me know if you have any questions or comments.

In HIS service,

Pat Wester


The Men of Autumn Ridge Church Value . . .

Growing in our RELATIONSHIP with God and one another.

Growing in our KNOWLEDGE of the gospel message and its application in our lives.

Leading and mentoring other men and those around us as we follow Christ’s example of LEADERSHIP in mentoring others.

Engaging in SERVICE to our families, churches, and communities.

We Trust God to transform the men of our ministry into the force He will use to transform our community.

We are offering multiple studies this year for our men. Click on the links below for more information about these impactful opportunities for men.

Also, if you have need with a project around the house, or emergency help after a disaster, contact Team Serve, a group of dedicated men from Autumn Ridge Church who will make every effort to offer assistance.

Types of Programs

Men's Discipleship

Monday Night Bible Study Fellowship (BSF)

When:  Monday Evenings
Time:  6:55 pm
Location:  Upper Room

Men are invited to join us as we study the Book of Romans. The regular schedule resumes on September 11, 2017, and continues through May 7, 2018.

BSF is an in-depth, interdenominational Bible study that helps people know God and equips them to effectively serve the Church throughout the world. Whether you are discovering God’s Word for the first time or have studied the Bible over a lifetime, we encourage you to mark your calendar and come and experience BSF this fall.

For more information, please e-mail or call BenLorence@gmail.com612-382-8449.

Wednesday Night Small Groups

When:  Wednesday Evenings
Time:  6:30 pm
Location:  Upper Room

Plan to join us this fall on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 pm as we gather in small groups to study God’s Word, learn to strengthen our families and encourage one another. For more information, please e-mail

Friday Morning Men’s Bible Study

When: Friday Mornings
Time:  6:00 – 7:30 am
Location:  Upper Room

Join us as we do in-depth studies of books of the Bible and have community with other men.

Contact Phil Schouweiler at (507) 951-9664 or

Precept Bible Study


Who we are: Women and men who desire to understand the Bible in its historical and cultural context and apply it to our daily lives.

What we do: We study the Bible inductively through observation, interpretation, and application, completing our personal workbook study during the week, and then coming together to learn as a group through directed discussion and in-depth learning.

When we meet: Tuesdays September to May, 9:30 – 11:00 am and 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Where: Luther Room

To register: Register by clicking here

What else should I know? You will meet new friends as you discover the great joy of learning more about God through the study of His Word.

Questions? Julie Smestad 507-282-5275 or Karen Rucker 507-281-5330.

Precept upon Precept:  James – “A Faith That’s Real” (10 lessons)
What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this practical study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God’s principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world. This study is open to men and women of all ages.

Location: Autumn Ridge Church, Luther Room

Dates: Begins September 12, Tuesdays 9:30-11:00 a.m. or 7:00-8:30 p.m.

To register or for more information: Register by clicking here.

For information about the morning class, e-mail Julie Smestad.

For information about the evening class, e-mail Karen Rucker.


Fort WildernessInformation about upcoming retreats for men will be posted on this page as information becomes available.

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