Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! It’s the perfect opportunity to get back into the swing of things!
Get Back To Church with a New Sermon Series – “You’ll Get Through This”
I’m starting a new series this Sunday called “You’ll Get Through This” inspired by the book from Max Lucado and 100% Biblical preaching. It is super practical and absolutely something that you’re going to identify with along with your neighbors, your friends, your family, your co-workers and even people you don’t like.
We’re going to take a look at the life of Joseph, the son of Jacob and just see that how for about twenty years, this guy probably thought he was never going to get through some of the things he faced. But as you’ve probably heard, God is faithful and He’ll help you get through this (whatever “this” might be for you).
If you want to read the book, you can find it on Amazon.
Invite someone to church this week – tell them it’s time to get back in church!
Get Back into a Group!
We’ve made it super easy for you to get into a group this year. First of all, there’s a group happening every weekday! That’s a first for us at The Rising. Every group is going through a study that will piggy-back on the sermon series. If you try a group and you don’t like it, you can switch because every group is studying the same thing every week for the first 6 weeks. Find a group you feel comfortable in and let God grow you through God-centered community and study.
For some quick information on groups, we’ve got a page for that. Get an idea of the leaders, get a Google map and get in a group starting this week!
Get Back into Monthly Activities!
Women’s Service Group meets the last Monday of the month every month from 6:30pm to 8pm and they do some awesome stuff. Just in the last few months, they’ve made gifts for both Mother’s and Father’s day and taken them to Stonegate to distribute them to the people living there. More recently, they packed up some boxes for college kids and they’re starting to get to work on the second annual Santa’s Workshop!
Men’s Breakfast is exactly what it sounds like. On the 3rd Saturday of every month, the guys get together to have breakfast at Bob & Jodie’s Restaurant from 8:30am till about 10am. Sometimes we spend a lot of time laughing and other times we get serious and let God work through us to help each other.
Teen Game Night happens the last Friday of every month from 6:30pm to 9pm and is sure to have something a teenager will love. Between video games and board games and just plain ole silliness, teen’s have a ton of fun and once they come once, it ends up on the calendar every month.
Senior’s Lunch is a time when the senior citizens of the church will either have a potluck or head over to Bob and Jodie’s and eat together. Then usually they’ll head back to the church office to play some games, drink some coffee and enjoy each other’s company.
Get an idea of when events are happening at the church by clicking through to the events page.
Get Back in a Ministry!
Our Prayer Ministry launched this past summer and is an awesome opportunity for prayer warriors and people learning to pray to come together, rub elbows, and get before the Lord to petition Him and praise Him. They’re doing some awesome work!
Emergency Food Box Ministry is a program we started in June this past summer and we’ve already collected and boxed 32 boxes for a total of 896 meals! On September 12th, we distributed 20 of those boxes (560 meals!) and we’re so excited to see how God is using us to help people. We’re starting to look for people who might want to help organize and work in this ministry. If that’s you, tell us!
Get Back To Jesus
All of the stuff above is a result of our love for Jesus. The vision is Jesus! So if you’re not there yet, have questions or have been burned by someone in the past, we want you to know you’re welcome here. We love to laugh, we mess things up, in fact things usually don’t go according to plan. But we forgive and we help each other respond to the great news that comes in the form of redemption through Jesus Christ.
We welcome you to join our family and get back to Jesus! This Sunday is the perfect opportunity to do just that!