A Broken World

I’m sure you have noticed how fallen this world is. Our World is full of broken promises, lost identity, and fractured relationships— a far cry from what God intended! God created us to RISE above the brokenness of this world and live a life free from bondage, shame, and guilt.

Rise Student Ministry is dedicated to partnering with students and families as they RISE up in a fallen world. We believe God has given us this mission, and we pray that you will join us.

What We Do

We believe God’s mission is so important that we have developed a clear strategy for carrying it out. Through our worship, unique classes, camps, and more we provide a place to Encounter God together and Renew our minds. We provide opportunities to Connect with other students and families through especially designed events, trips and small groups. Finally we offer multiple opportunities for our students and families to Serve each other, this community, and the world.

What we Value

Values are the motivational flame of the church and student ministry is no different. Values are the shared convictions that guide actions and reveal our strengths. Values answer the question, “Why do we do what we do?” They are the springboards for daily action and filters for decision making. Values, in short, are our conscience. At RISE these values provide foundation for everything we do.

Truth That Challenges

We champion truth, as revealed in the Word of God, that governs our relationship with each other, the world, and God.

Love That Reaches

We share Christ’s love with all people as we experience His grace.

Faith That Transforms

We are changed so that God may be seen in us.

Grace That Embraces

We believe that no matter where we’ve been, no matter what we’ve done, an amazing grace allows us to RISE tall in this world.

Life That Connects

We keep company with each other, living in the fullness of God.

A Larger Connection

As you begin to spend time around RISE, and consequently Glenwood Church of Christ, you will notice similarities. As a student ministry we do not wish to separate ourselves from the larger church. We have intentionally kept our vision, mission, values, and strategy linked to that of Glenwood Church of Christ. We pray that as our students grow up and graduate from RISE they will continue to live in community with God and Glenwood. We believe by keeping RISE a connected part of Glenwood our students will transition to their next phase in life with ease.