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.
AriseU involves several components. First, you'll receive twice-a-month AriseU emails that include messages, tools, devotionals, and resources to grow your faith. Second, you'll be invited to monthly in-person workshops. These gatherings cover a wide variety of topics and approaches as they help you engage Scripture, learn from Tradition, and Experience God more deeply. Finally, we have a variety of other tools to help you take your next steps in faith, including Bible reading plans, Community Conversations, mentoring opportunities, certificates, and some suggested resources.
Sign up below to begin your AriseU journey today!