RISE Student Ministry
Rise Student Ministry is a place where students can come to be connected with other students their age and know that they belong, they are heard, and they are valued. We want our students to have a place where they can safely explore their faith in Jesus Christ and learn how to practice that faith – a faith that is true, a faith that matters, and a faith that leaves an impact on those around them.
March 11th, March 18th and March 25th
Have you ever been to a concert? Maybe you had tickets for great seats. Maybe you were in the nosebleeds. Either way, you probably noticed that everyone had the same goal in mind, to get as close as possible. There’s just something about being near the band or near the artist that makes a great concert even more fun. But there’s a limit, right? No matter how good your tickets are, you can only get so close. There’s a velvet rope you can’t cross, a hall you can’t walk down, or a security guard you can’t stroll right past because those areas are reserved for certain people… special people— people with an all-access pass.
Maybe you’ve felt the same way when it comes to God. Sure, you come to church and sing songs or listen, but there’s a limit to how close you can get. It’s almost like there’s a velvet rope around certain parts of our faith that tells us those parts are restricted to special people, to church-staff people, or to super-spiritual people.
But what if that’s never what God intended? In this series we’ll explore what the Resurrection of Jesus really meant— for real people like us. And, we’ll discover that, because of Easter, we have an all-access pass to Him and to the life He has for us.
April 15th, April 22nd and April 29th
Do you have any close friends? Ones you feel completely comfortable around? Friends you can talk to for hours? If so, you’re lucky. Friends like that are awesome. But chances are you have other friends too. Maybe you grew up around each other. Maybe you work at the same job or go to the same school. It’s not that you don’t like them. They’re great. You just aren’t that close.
For most of us, our relationship with God feels like it swings between those two extremes. Maybe you can remember a time, after a retreat or a church camp, when God felt super real and personal. You were BFFs. But then, somehow, things drifted in the other direction. There was distance. And, while you’re definitely not against God, you wouldn’t describe yourself as “close” anymore.
We all go through times when our relationship with God seems more “far” than “near”, but what do we do about it? Why does it feel so complicated? And is there anything we can do to keep the drift from happening? Thankfully, in His word, God makes it super clear that His desire is to be close with us. And as we journey back toward Him, we may just find Him running in our direction as well.
July 29th – August 1st, 2018
Kingdom Bound 2018 is coming! Informational brochures are out there – be sure to get your hands on one! The first $40 deposit is due Wednesday, March 28th to either Scott Iachetta or Mike Rivera. If you need any details or a digital copy of the brochure, please contact Scott Iachetta at firstname.lastname@example.org