To be A Loving & Life-Giving Church Who Brings Hope & Healing in Jesus’ Name.
We desire to be a loving and life-giving Church who brings hope and healing in Jesus’ name. Ephesians 5:14a states, “Wake up, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” We want to be a church that encourages people to wake up to Jesus, rise to life, and shine to others.
Wake Up, Rise & Shine. Wake Up to Jesus, Rise to Life & Shine to Others.
We yearn to see those far from God draw near to God through Christ. We yearn to see people live life as God expected life to be. We yearn for people to realize they can be used by God to help those around them. In the simplest of terms, we yearn to be a church that makes disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus.
Wake up, sleeper, Rise from the dead, and Christ will Shine on you.
– Ephesians 5:14 (NIV)
Everything we do at Rise City Church should fit into one of these categories.
These 4 values reflect the kind of people that we want to be at Rise City and they are the glue that holds everything together.
1. GOSPEL-CENTERED | Grace Over Good
We discover new life in Christ through His completed work rather than our continual efforts.
2. JOURNEY-MINDED | Incremental Over Instant
We become more like Christ through a lifelong process rather than an overnight occurrence.
3. RELATIONALLY-FOCUSED | Investment Over Isolation
We practice the love of Christ in the context of authentic relationships rather than by ourselves.
4. ACTION-ORIENTED | Give Over Get
We carry out the mission of Christ by giving ourselves away rather than always wanting more.