Welcome to the RUTHS page of the Road Riders For Jesus website! RUTHS stands for Riding Under the Holy Spirit and it is a scriptural based ministry for the women of RRJ aged 16 years and older that are willing to make a commitment to the ministry. It does not require that the women who participate in it ride a motorcycle; all of us have been given gifts from God that we can use to minister to others. The intent of the RUTHS ministry is for the women of RRJ to use their gifts to serve the Lord regardless of the form of transportation. Also, you do not have to be part of RUTHS to attend RUTHS activities, all women are welcome!
The RUTHS ministry is not a separate ministry from RRJ, it is part of the RRJ ministry. Our vision is that as the number of ladies that participates in RUTHS grows, we will have State RUTHS coordinators in every state and Chapter RUTHS coordinators in every chapter. We’re not there yet but we do have RUTHS coordinators in 3 states: Illinois, Missouri and Texas and 14 chapters with RUTH coordinators.
The most common question I’m asked is what kind of activities are we expected to do as RUTHS. Other than support the RRJ ministry, your chapter and each other, there is no “expected” activity. Suggested activities are: Bible Studies, helping organize events for your chapter and community outreach such as working with a women’s shelter or a pregnancy care center. Some chapters hold a monthly RUTHS meeting and use it as an opportunity for sharing devotion and a time of fellowship with the women in their chapter.
At the National level, we have 2 annual activities, the National RUTHS Retreat which is held in Missouri in June and the RUTHS luncheon at the Days of Praise Rally in September. The RUTHS retreat is open to all women, not just the women of RRJ and RUTHS.
The Days of Praise Rally in September is the biggest RRJ event of the year and one of the most spiritually filled weeks you’ll ever participate in. It is also where RUTHS became a reality in 2010. If you’ve never experienced the Days of Praise Rally, I encourage you to attend this year if at all possible! The RUTHS luncheon is an opportunity for ladies of RUTHS from across the USA (and sometimes Belgium and Australia) to share a meal and laughter.
Please note: While riding a motorcycle is not required for participation in RUTHS, being part of the RRJ ministry is. If you would like to participate in RUTHS but are not yet a member of the RRJ ministry, please fill out and submit the RRJ membership application before completing the RUTHS form.