We believe it is better to give than to receive! Therefore, each Christmas we take up a special offering and give it ALL away.  On December 12th, we are challenging the people of Rise City Church to give above and beyond to help fund four amazing initiatives.  You can learn more about each of this year’s initiatives below.


Did you know that over 450,000 people are homeless every night in Mexico?

We are partnering with Youth With a Mission (YWAM) to build homes for families in Mexico.  The funds we raise pay for all of the supplies and supplement the cost of travel for you to take part in building a home with your own hands.  Together we can change the world, one house at a time! 

Our goal is to give $100,000 to this vital ministry.


Did you know that even though needs in our local schools have been increasing, resources have continued to decrease?

We’re giving to two local schools this year.  Tierra Del Sol (TDS) Middle School in Lakeside hopes to create a Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) lab in order to provide their students with a comprehensive education.  Carlton Hills School (K-8) in Santee is one of the most under-resourced schools in the community and is finding it difficult to provide students and teachers with the resources they need.  They plan to grow their science and arts programs.  

Our goal is to give $60,000 to help provide a STEM space at TDS and new science and arts resources at Carlton Hills.


Did you know that playgrounds are more than just metal and plastic -the power of play produces measurable outcomes in the emotional, physical, social and academic well-being of a child?

Kids Around the World (KATW) impacts the lives of kids and their surrounding communities with God’s transforming hope through food, story and play.  The lives of over 4 million children are strategically impacted weekly through food distribution, building playgrounds and telling the story of Jesus!

Our goal is to give $30,000 to build playgrounds in third world countries.


Did you know that we love to be a blessing to others but need your help in making us aware of those who could use some extra help?

You know people who are in need, and we want you to nominate people or organizations you know could really use some extra blessing at the end of the year.

Our goal is to give up to $60,000 to help meet to needs of others in our community.


Did you know that teenagers that attend Christian summer camp are 3 times more likely to still be following Jesus 5 years later?

We believe that going to summer camp with church is a life changing experience for students.  They grow closer to God and closer to each other in ways that impact them far beyond the week they spend together.  As the cost of camp continues to rise, we want to use extra from the Christmas offering to make camp more affordable by offsetting the price; we don’t want money to get in the way of a potentially life-changing experience!

Our goal is to give $25,000 to help local youth attend summer camp.