Following Jesus means becoming more and more like Him. That's easy to say.
But what does that mean?
After His resurrection from the dead, Jesus gave His followers this command: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28.19-20) In other words, following Jesus (being a disciple) means being baptized, obeying the teachings of Jesus (such as loving God and loving others), and making more followers of King Jesus.
At Arise, everything we do is intended to help you be a follower of Jesus who makes followers of Jesus who make followers of Jesus. Whether you’re new to faith or a long-time believer, our job is to “to equip [you] for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” (Ephesians 4.12-13)
To help, we encourage everyone to Connect, Gather, Grow, and Serve. But an especially important tool for this journey is AriseU. Through AriseU, you’ll be equipped and encouraged to grow more and more into the person that God has made you to be. Learn more and sign up below!
AriseU Online supports and grows your faith with twice-a-month messages, tools, devotionals, and resources. More than a mere newsletter, AriseU Online is designed to help you engage Scripture, learn from Tradition, and Experience God more deeply.
Check out some other AriseU Online tools, including some Bible Reading Plans, our Community Conversations archive, and some Suggested Resources to help you along the way.
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” — Sir Isaac Newton
Mentors are people who walk beside us, instructing and counseling us through the ups and downs of life. They’re voices who pour into our lives when we need wisdom. They’re consistent relationships who help show us the way. They’re those who, in the words of Proverbs 27.17, help us sharpen one another. If you want to learn more about connecting with a mentor, sign up below. You’ll be glad that you did.
We’re always looking for experienced individuals to serve as mentors. Contact Pastor Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in learning more about being an Arise mentor.
AriseU Workshops are in-person training and equipping events. These workshops typically focus on an aspect of biblical discipleship, including marriage, parenting, finances, prayer, technology, scripture reading, sexuality, and more. Workshops usually occur once a quarter.
Bible Journaling with Pastor Kelsey | Saturday, October 10th from 6-9pm at Arise
Join us for this opportunity to find a fresh approach to reading the Bible. Through Bible journaling, you can visually engage and creatively meditate on the Scriptures. Everyone is welcome, no artistic experience or skills required. Bring your own Bible (one that you're comfortable marking up or preferably a journaling bible or one with thicker pages) or we'll provide a packet for you. Pens, pencils (colored and graphite), pastels, stamps, papers, stickers, tapes, and other artistic mediums will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well. RSVP below or to email@example.com
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