Arise Church is an EFCA church. The vision of Arise is to cultivate a Spiritual, Missional, Authentic, Transforming community in Christ through love.
Jesus said that “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” (John 4:24, ESV) The spiritual journey requires ourselves to be “tuned-in” to the Holy Spirit. This is a lifelong process of being in God’s word, practicing meditative and contemplative prayers, and engaging in vibrant and God-centered worship.
Biblical, prayerful, worshipful, vibrant, God-centered
“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” (Matthew 25:40, ESV) We believe faith in Jesus is as relevant today as it has ever been, but it is the job of the Christian community to reveal this relevance by incarnating God’s love. Arise seeks to do so by engaging the cultures around us in humility and respect, and to take our faith into action by serving those who are in need.
Relevant, engaging culture, respect, faith in action
“Let what you say be ‘yes’ or ‘no’; anything more than this comes from evil.” (Matthew 5:37, ESV) God knows who we are better than we know ourselves. Spiritual transformation, both as individuals and as a community, is often hindered by misperceptions of ourselves. Being truthful, transparent, humble, honest, and real are core values of Arise. It is Arise’s desire to faithfully journey towards this end.
Truthful, transparent, humble, honest, real
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.” (Romans 12:2, ESV) The Christian faith is a journey of ongoing transformation, being made new by the love of God, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the support of the community. The community at Arise is committed to journey together on this lifelong process and we welcome you to take part with us.
Change, made new, renewing of mind