RISE Mission, Vision, Core Values
& Statement of Beliefs
RISE Mission - To equip, connect, and motivate reformers who influence society every day with God's love and solutions.
RISE Vision - To see individuals, couples, families, organizations, churches, ministries, and businesses grow into a global community of social reformers who love Jesus, live to know the real God, to make the real God known, to learn to love and to be loved.
RISE Core Values -
We are intentionally learning to prioritize...
People's hearts over our stances on sin,
What we stand for over what we stand against,
True relationship over religion,
Love over being right,
Authenticity over image,
Freedom over order,
Organic over agenda,
Functions over titles,
Calling up over correction,
Honor over authoritarian,
Grace over law,
Generosity over obligation.
STATEMENT OF BELIEFS
God- Three in One: We believe in one God, existing eternally in three Persons- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Father: There is only one living and true God; He is perfect and the creator of everything. God sent Jesus, not only to save us, but to also show us His true heart towards us.
The Son: Jesus Christ is both fully God and fully man. He came to earth, living a sinless life, died for our sins upon a cross, rose again, and ascended into Heaven to take his present place as our High Priest and Advocate. Jesus is God's proof that we are all valuable to God our Father.
The Holy Spirit: We believe the Holy Spirit is the Comforter, Guide, and the One who leads us into all truth. He is our step into authentic relationship with the Lord. He comforts us, convicts us, and leads us to be more like Jesus.
Man: God created (man) men and women in His own image. Man sinned and incurred the penalty of sin and separation from God. Every person is worthy of dignity and respect.
A Life of Salvation & Grace: We believe no man is free from sin and no man can become right with God through their own works and acts of self discipline. Salvation is available through the grace and the unchanging love of God that comes with putting one's faith in Jesus Christ. We see the Cross as the great exchange between God and man where grace stepped in through Jesus to save us from our sins. All who repent of their sins and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again as children of God.
Baptism & The Lord’s Supper: We believe the Lord Jesus Christ appointed two sacred acts for the church to demonstrate our faith: baptism in water and the Lord's Supper. Baptism is the immersion of the believer in water as a confession of identification with Christ's burial and resurrection. The Lord's Supper is the partaking in communion as an active remembrance of what Christ did for us and a celebration of what we receive as a result of His sacrifice.
The Church: The Church isn't a building, but is the active sons and daughters of God worshiping together in unity and assembling themselves for the purpose of reaching the world with demonstrations of His love. Local churches have varying calls and identities that are unique in the way they create and serve their local communities. All, big or small, 2 or 3 gathering in His name, meeting in buildings or homes, are important in advancing the kingdom of God in the earth. The local and collective global church should work together to serve God, people, and one another through unity, dignity, and respect.
It starts with personal transformation: We believe devotion to Christ will compel us to live in a manner that is worthy of our calling as His followers. We are fueled by our love and devotion to Jesus. We are continually seeking to be formed into the image of Christ.
Healing: We believe in supernatural physical, mental, and emotional healing as an integral part of the Gospel of the Kingdom.
End-Time: We believe we are living in the Kingdom Age, a time of the restoration of all things. As the the Kingdom of God is ever increasing in the earth, so must our light shine brighter into every area of darkness. We contend for "On earth as it is in heaven" in all 7 areas of culture in every nation - family, government, media, education, religion, arts and entertainment, and economy. We reject any false doctrine that convinces Christians to merely "survive" and wait to be "rescued" by Jesus. We believe Christ is returning for a mature Bride, a generation of believers who partner with the Father in revealing His love, kindness, and goodness through the ways we love one another, the ways we love the world, and the solutions we access for the problems of society - resulting in the greatest harvest of souls that's ever been seen. We refuse to look at the future in any other way than through the eyes of faith, hope, and love.