About Us

We are committed to radical love. We will radically love Jesus and people.

We have a vision of a thriving community where education, relationships, faith, and service lead to resurrected lives and revitalized communities.

Our vision is that the residents of High Ridge Estates would become our neighbors and friends that we would devote ourselves to the teachings of Jesus Christ and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. That we will all be filled with awe at the many signs and wonders performed in our midst. That we will all be together and have everything in common. That we will sell our property and possessions to give to anyone in need. We will break bread in our homes and eat together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all people. And the Lord will add to our number daily those who are being saved. And, then we'll do it again in another neighborhood. See Acts 2: 42-47.

Contact Rev. Carey Morford at carey@missionofthedirtroad.com or 352-215-9379.
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Our Strategy

Real Relationships- Our first goal must be to build relationships and make friends. Jesus gave each believer the mandate to "go and make disciples," and to do that we must build trusting relationships. We must each build a deep trusting relationship with Jesus Christ, and then we must give him away through the deep, trusting relationships we build with other people.

Resurrect People- We all have known poverty. Even the wealthy have known emotional, spiritual poverty. We've all been the walking dead. People need other people. It's how we grow and develop, by learning from each other. Our goal is to provide educational, worship, and service experiences so that each person can discover the Way of Jesus and God's calling for their lives and be equipped to live that calling.

Revitalize Communities- One resurrected person should always lead to another resurrected person, which eventually will lead to a revitalized community. We must be intentional about telling our stories, about welcoming the outsider, about sharing our time and resources and gifts.