Proposed Site Plan Created for Rising Light Ridge
Progress continues in the planning and development of Rising Light Ridge with the completion of the draft of the master site plan for the campus.
With recent studies showing that over 50 million individuals with special needs live in the United States today - individuals often overlooked because of perceived physical, cognitive, emotional, and socio-economic barriers - the need for a community such as Rising Light Ridge has never been greater.
Rather than focusing on disability or disadvantage, programming will emphasize each individual’s unique, God-given abilities, as well as the inherent value they each possess as His children. Long-term plans for the community include residential summer camp, weekend retreats, local community events, adaptive adventure elements, animal-assisted programming, and long-term training and education programs designed to spark true cultural change in how every individual is viewed and valued.
The community will also serve as a place of respite and strengthening for families taking care of a loved one with special needs. With various spaces around the property purposely created for worship, reflection, and fellowship, parents and siblings will experience a time of physical, spiritual, and emotional renewal, leaving them feeling refreshed and supported in the days to come.
“By God’s grace, Rising Light Ridge is intended to impact generations. It will be a place for all to grow, to be celebrated, and participate in the truth that we are all created in God’s image,” said TTF President Steve Biondo.
In addition to the cutting-edge and fully adaptive design elements being incorporated into the campus infrastructure, the site will also take full advantage of the land’s inherent beauty and unique characteristics including multiple waterfalls, a lake, rock ledges, forests, and foliage. The Foundation is committed to preserving the natural beauty of the land in all phases of development.
We are both humbled by the Lord’s continued call upon this ministry to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves, and honored by the many who have chosen to partner with us. Together, we will see A New Light Rise