Bill Rittinger – President
Dee Rittinger – Secretary
Kim Rittinger – Treasurer
Rebekah McCarter – Board Member
Dave Gibson – Board Member
Dan Robelen – Board member
Jessica Rittinger – Volunteer
Anna Robelen – Volunteer
Sarah Gibson – Volunteer
Tom Gibson – Volunteer
Ken Vanderpool – Volunteer
Christel Fox – Volunteer
Mark Stockman – Volunteer
Who We Are
Hi! My name is Bill Rittinger. In 2003, a friend convinced me to go on a bike ride to Delhi Park. I hurt pretty bad the next day, but I was hooked! Soon I began to share this adventure with my family and the number of bicycles in my garage grew. I quickly realized they needed maintenance. Over the years, I have found a great deal of enjoyment from maintaining bicycles for my family and close friends. Although I have not had any formal training in bicycle repair, I have learned from others and simple repetition.
Why We Do What We Do
Every bike will eventually have a mechanical problem. If not corrected, it will fail to serve its intended purpose. Jesus taught that every human has a spiritual problem and, if it is not addressed, we will fail to fulfill our intended purpose. Thankfully, there is hope.
Mechanical problems are due to the laws of physics such as decay (or entropy). Replace the failing parts and the problem goes away. Spiritual problems stem from something else, every bit as immutable as physical laws. We see the effects – corruption, hatred, greed, and every other evil. We see it in others and some can see it in themselves. The root problem is that we do not (and cannot) love God as completely as we were intended – this is God’s first law. Our inability to keep His law is called sin.
Unlike mechanical problems, we cannot just replace the “bad part.” God’s law requires justice to be served, and the penalty is death. We are helpless, unable to live a life free of sin. But God proved His love by coming in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, as the sinless God-man. With His death He paid the penalty, not for any wrong He had done, but for our disobedience.
What’s amazing about Jesus isn’t His death, for everyone’s earthly life ends, but that He rose from the dead, proving what He had accomplished. He now brings repair for our brokenness, having taken our death so we can live with God, devoted to Him now and forever.
This life is received for the same price as my work here – it’s free. It can’t be bought, earned, nor deserved. The only way to receive this gift is through faith. That means trusting only Him to rescue us from our sin and its eternal consequences, believing that He can heal our broken souls.
If you have questions about this or would like me to pray with you or for you, please ask.