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Rise is a church that gathers Sunday nights at 4pm & 6pm in Gresham, Oregon to worship God and grow in God's word. During the week we meet in homes to encourage one another and provide a welcoming place to share our real lives. A church is not a building, a mission statement or way of believing. A Church is a people of Jesus. We are the Church. #wearerise

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The Book of Nehemiah

Current Series - The Book of Nehemiah

The story begins as Nehemiah, the prophet, receives news about the tragic state of his city Jerusalem. Most notably the city walls are in ruins. The heart of Nehemiah is instantly broken for the people of his city. After a time of weeping and fasting for God to move, Nehemiah is given a great burden to rise up and do something about it. Sometimes that's exactly how God moves. We pray for God to do something about the brokenness we see around us, and God answers that prayer by calling us to stand up and do something great.

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    The Victory Sunday Shirts are in! The shirts are $12/each and all the proceeds go to support an incredible local non-profit called My Father's House. This means that if we sell all the shirts, we will be able to send nearly $1,000 to this great ministry. Order now at rise.cc/shirt Pick them up at church on Oct 22nd or Oct 29th and wear them for Victory Sunday. #wearerise #JesusIsOurVictory
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    Give Sunday was a powerful and emotional experience. The power of that moment was a reflection of the generous hearts of the people of Rise, but even more, a revealing of how God "loves a cheerful giver." We, as people of Jesus, consider it an honor and a joy to be generous. 🙌🏾 • Since there are some who were unable to be there, we want to give you two options to still participate: 1️⃣ - YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PLEDGE ONLINE You can still make your pledge, and online is the best way for you to do it. Click the link in profile, or go to  rise.cc/pledge, and you can make your pledge today. 🖥📱 2️⃣ - YOU CAN BRING YOUR ENVELOPE THIS SUNDAY We will still have more envelopes available at church and the Rise Together giving box setup in the back of the sanctuary. We will not have a special time designated during the service for this, so just find that giving station and put it in the box whenever you get the chance. ✉️ • We will be revealing what we raised in gifts and pledges on Victory Sunday, October 29th at 5pm. So please be sure to get your pledge in before that Sunday! 🙌🏾🎉 • #wearerise
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    Want to be baptized?! Join us THIS SUNDAY for a Baptism Q&A at 5:20 in the Fireside Room! 💦 WHAT IS BAPTISM? Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus and communicating to the world your heart-felt commitment to following Him. It expresses the believer’s death to sin, burial of the old life, and resurrection to a new kingdom life in Jesus. 💦 Baptism Declares the Gospel. It’s not merely a right of passage or religious ceremony; it’s a visible declaration that you've have been made new through Jesus Christ. Through public baptism by water, we declare that we have found salvation in Jesus Christ and now identify ourselves with his family, the Church, both locally and globally. (1 Corinthians 12:13) 💦 Baptism Displays the Gospel. It’s a symbolic drama where you act out publicly what has taken place inwardly. You are displaying that through Jesus, you have been washed clean and are a new creation (Acts 22:16). Those who are baptized with Christ, now “put on Christ” and display him to all they encounter. (Galatians 3:27) 💦 Baptism is a Way to Experience the Gospel. Through immersion under water, you identify with Jesus Christ in his death and burial, showing that through receiving salvation, you are putting to death the old way you used to live. Coming up out of the water identifies you in the resurrection of Jesus for our new life in him. (Colossians 2:12-13)
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    💡TEAM LEADS FEATURE: Rise Kids exists to point kids to the hope of the world, Jesus. We want all kids to hear about Jesus every week so they can know Him by his love, forgiveness and sacrifice for them. We want to provide an environment that is safe, fun and all about Jesus and to partner with parents in the discipleship of their children. 👧🏻👦🏽👱🏼‍♀️👶🏿👧🏼 . “My favorite part about leading this team is watching volunteers take ownership over making families feel welcome and known. It’s a joy to check kids in and see their excitement to go to class each week.” - Jessie Clarke, Rise Kids Team Lead ⭐️ . “My favorite part of leading this team is seeing kids share with their parents what they have learned each week. Its confirmation that we really are reaching the next generation and making disciples.” - Hannah Erven, Rise Kids Team Lead ⭐️ . “My favorite part of leading this team is hearing stories from the volunteers about ways they have been blessed and encouraged through their interactions with the kids on a Sunday. I love when volunteers make connections with kids that will impact those kids for eternity.” - Lindsey Stillman, Rise Kids Team Lead ⭐️ . #wearerise #wearerisekids
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    This weekend our church stepped forward to give financially as an act of worship. The goal is to raise funds to advance the gospel in Gresham by securing a 24/7 facility. 🙌🏾 . If we are going to "rise up and saturate our city with the Gospel" we need to take steps towards planting our presence even deeper in this city. By securing a building, it says to our city, "We are going to love, serve, and bless this city for decades to come. We are going to raise up, and send out disciples from Gresham. We are going to make the name of Jesus great here. And the gospel presence of Rise City Church is permanently part of the fabric of this town." . If you missed Sunday’s teaching, head over to the podcast to listen! (👉🏽Link in profile!) . #wearerise
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    JOE STOEHR. He has SO many times, jumped in to serve when he wasn't scheduled. He has a heart like Jesus, a true servant's heart. 🖤 . Whenever he serves he goes so far above and beyond what is asked of him. He embodies excellence. His amazing attitude while serving is an absolute blessing to be around. All of this, and he maintains a humble heart and gracious spirit. 🙌🏾 . These are some of the reasons why Joe is our October Volunteer of the Month!!! THANK YOU, JOE!! You are just great. 🎉👏🏽👨🏼
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    BRING your pledge envelope TONIGHT! 🙌🏾✉️ . Today is GIVE SUNDAY! 🎉 We are asking everyone to bring their giving envelopes with you to the service and there will be a point in the service where we bring them forward as an act of worship. It's going to be a fun celebration for us to engage in together! ✉️ . IF you cannot make it (1) mail it in or (2) do it online! The envelope is already addressed to Rise so you can simply throw on a stamp and drop it in the mailbox if you won't make it. If you don't have an envelope, you can make your pledge online (👉🏽Link in profile!) if you will not make it tonight. 📬💻 . We can’t wait to see how God is going to continue to move in and through our church! . See you TONIGHT! 🎉🎉
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    FOUR REASONS we believe the time has come to acquire a 24/7 facility for Rise, and WHY we believe this is a bold and crucial step into Rise’s future: . 04 PRESENCE Lastly, acquiring a 24/7 facility gives us a landmark presence in our city—a place where people know we exist. We want every person in our city to know Rise exists and where to come join us. It tells people we are here for the long haul and intend to be a stable presence in our community for many years to come. . Rise has a strong calling to raise up disciples who will declare, display, and live out the Gospel in our city. It’s time for our church to have a place to call home that expresses our unique identity and culture. We know there is a need to continue to open our front doors wider to all who enter. We desire a place to gather and train disciples for the work of the Kingdom. And we want everyone to know that the church of Jesus is alive and is here for the long haul. May we Rise Together to God’s glory, our joy, and the good of our city. . #wearerise
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    FOUR REASONS we believe the time has come to acquire a 24/7 facility for Rise, and WHY we believe this is a bold and crucial step into Rise’s future: . 03 IDENTITY Acquiring a facility allows us to express our unique identity. Rise has a strong culture, one you can feel as soon as you walk into the room of any gathering of our people. This is because our culture is a reflection of the unique identity Jesus is forming within this church. With great intentionality, we want to be true to this identity that Jesus is forming—so that every song we sing, every room we design, every event we hold declares the truth about who Jesus is and who we are as His people. Having our own facility will better allow us to reveal our unique God-given identity in a clear, compelling, and undeniable way. . #wearerise
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    FOUR REASONS we believe the time has come to acquire a 24/7 facility for Rise, and WHY we believe this is a bold and crucial step into Rise’s future: . 02 INFLUENCE As we seek to saturate our city with the Gospel, we will need to constantly open up new on-ramps for people to join the mission of Jesus in our city. A huge part of this will be having the flexibility to add service times and events as Jesus leads and the needs present themselves. We do not currently have the ability and it will eventually limit our potential influence for the Gospel. We want to have a strong, Jesus-centered influence in our city, including many times and days, without the restrictions that come with working around building availability. . #wearerise
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    FOUR REASONS we believe the time has come to acquire a 24/7 facility for Rise, and WHY we believe this is a bold and crucial step into Rise’s future: . 01 MISSION This facility will not exist to make us more comfortable or to make life easier-the facility is for the purpose of furthering the mission of Jesus. This will be a central gathering place, a base camp for us to gather in order to scatter. We want a place for training, a place for mobilizing, a place for equipping our saints for the work of ministry. Having a place to call home allows us a place to fuel up, rest up, and train up for the work ahead of making disciples for Jesus in our city. . #wearerise
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    Meet Tabor + Amanda! 👋🏾 . Q. Why did you start a City Group? We were excited to start a city group because we wanted to create a space where we can invite friends and neighbors into a group that is safe and authentic. Our vision is a group of people who live in community together and are thriving, not just surviving, in this city. . Fun fact: They have known each other since birth! 👶🏻👶🏻 Their parents were friends from church, and then they grew up together and were high school sweethearts. ❤️👫 . Most weekends you’ll find them baking blueberry pancakes and spending time as a family. 🥞 . City Groups are where people from Rise gather together in their homes to spend time growing in friendship so we can encourage each other in life and mission. 🙌🏾 Find out more about City Groups at Rise and find one meeting near you by visiting the link in profile! 👆🏽
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    This Sunday, October 15th is GIVE SUNDAY. We are asking everyone to bring their giving envelopes with you to the service and there will be a point in the service where we bring them forward as an act of worship. It's going to be a fun celebration for us to engage in together! . Come and celebrate what Jesus is doing in and through Rise Together with us on Victory Sunday, October 29th @ 5pm. Yes, only one service! We will gather together in the main sanctuary at Mountainview for a large party and celebration including: The @pipsoriginal food truck, baptisms, the campaign funding reveal, and worship all in one giant party. You will not want to miss it! 🎉 . This is an incredibly exciting and significant season in the life of Rise and we want all who are connected to Rise to join us in participating, giving, and celebrating Jesus' Church now and into the future. 🙌🏾 . #wearerise
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    “The Church is the Church only when it exists for others...not dominating, but helping and serving. It must tell men of every calling what it means to live for Christ, to exist for others.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer . Sunday night we read a beautiful part of scripture, Nehemiah 3. Line after line, it lists the names of those who stepped up to repair and rebuild the wall. . By all of us rising together to make this campaign happen, we are declaring, “let us rise up and build”. We are each taking up a tool, a section of the wall, and contributing to a bigger and greater thing above and beyond ourselves. For Jesus. For His Kingdom. For our city. For others. For those who don’t yet know Christ. For our families. For future generations. . #wearerise
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    The story begins as Nehemiah, the prophet, receives news about the tragic state of his city Jerusalem. Most notably the city walls are in ruins. The heart of Nehemiah is instantly broken for the people of his city. After a time of weeping and fasting for God to move, Nehemiah is given a great burden to rise up and do something about it. Sometimes that's exactly how God moves. We pray for God to do something about the brokenness we see around us, and God answers that prayer by calling us to stand up and do something great. . This morning as you spend time with family, head to work, or drink your morning coffee, open to Nehemiah 3 in preparation for tonight! . We hope to see YOU at the 4PM/6PM as we continue through the book of Nehemiah! . #wearerise
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    How does the Rise Together Campaign fit with our vision to rise up and saturate our city with the gospel? 🔘 This is about all of us together doing bigger and greater things than any one of us could possibly do on our own. We believe that being a part of this campaign will encourage all of us, challenge us, and deepen our faith in God as He richly provides more than we could ever ask or imagine. That is the beautiful part about campaigning toward a vision, not just a specific facility. But this also allows us to make a huge step towards Gospel saturation as we plant a deeper, more permanent presence in our city. 🔘 The Rise Together Booklets lay out our strategy for acquiring a 24/7 facility. You can download them (👉🏽Link in profile!) or grab one from the ‘Next Steps’ table Sunday at the 4PM/6PM! 📄🏢 🔘 #wearerise
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    Mountainview Church has been wonderful in letting us lease their extra space on Sunday nights. But every maturing church is like a maturing family, and there comes a time to move into a home of our own. Having our own facility will better allow us to express our unique identity as a church, to have a wider influence through more availability and ministry opportunities, a home base to train and equip for mission, and a stronger, more visible presence in our city. 🏫 How will we accomplish this? First, we've built a team of wise and experienced individuals to lead our church through this process. 🏢 Our Facility Team is made up of wise and experienced individuals from Rise who will lead our church in the right direction through this process. We have a diverse team with many relevant backgrounds that go beyond the capacity of our church's leadership team. ⛪️ To learn more about each individual on the Facility Team and their unique role, visit the link in profile! 🏢 #wearerise
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    We believe that through the people of Jesus in His local church, Jesus is bringing Gospel transformation to this city. Rise has a huge part to play in all of this. But this is not a short-term endeavor—this is about the long haul. And if we want to continue to grow in influence for the coming years, to sustain a Gospel impact for the coming decades—we need to establish ourselves as a stable presence in our community. . In order to do this more effectively, the time has come to acquire a 24/7 facility for Rise. 🏫📍👨🏽‍🏫👷🏼👩🏻‍🔧👮🏻👨🏾‍💻 . Sunday night, our teaching pastor, @jasonclarke_, talked about the ‘Rise Together Campaign’ - our strategic resource initiative to secure a 24/7 facility in order for Rise to plant our presence in the city of Gresham. . We encourage you to listen to the podcast! 🎙 (👉🏽Link in profile!) . #wearerise
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    Did you know we have a Rise Kids Bible Team?! 📖 . Week after week, a group of 12 individuals work at using their gifts to create material that will both equip parents and empower children to learn and share the Gospel together as a family. . These story cards were hand-drawn and water colored by our very own @brandyschnaars. Are’nt they incredible!? 🖌🎨🙌🏾 They go hand-in-hand with our current study through the book of Nehemiah! . “We want to both equip parents and empower children to learn the Gospel and share it with their community. Our Bible Team does this by uniting the children’s teaching with what the adults are learning on Sunday nights. We believe that parents will be more readily equipped to disciple their children throughout the week when everyone in their family is learning the same thing! And children will be excited to know they’re learning the same thing as their parents!!” - Shelia Maia, Rise Kids Bible Team . #wearerise
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    We have an event on the horizon that is going to be really special. At Rise, we believe dedicating your child to the Lord is a special moment in the life of every parent and child. So instead of having it tacked on at the end of one of our services, we wanted to dedicate an entire service to the event! • This is what we are calling Child Dedication Celebration! A Child Dedication event is an opportunity for you as parents to publically declare that you want to raise your child to develop their own relationship with Jesus Christ. 👦🏾👧🏼👶🏻👦🏽 • The event will be held on November 19th during our 4pm and 6pm services! 🙌🏾🗓 • So what do you need to do to be a part of it? 🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏽‍♀️ At this stage just sign up! On the sign-up page there are some FAQs!! 🎉 (Link in profile!!) • #wearerise
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    Meet Cory + Julie Burket! 👋🏾 . Q: Why are you starting a City Group? We wanted to start a City Group at Rise because we love people and we love opening our home! Community is such an important part of our Christian life and we want to engage more intentionally with our Rise family! . Q: Fun Fact about yourselves: We have been married 💍 17 years, have moved 📦 19 times and have lived in two different countries! We almost moved to Africa (Julie’s crazy idea!) but ended up moving into full-time ministry for several years. 📖 . Most weekends you’ll find the Burket’s staying busy, sleeping in, taking a quick road trip, hosting overnight guests or doing your typical household errands. . This is just one of the amazing couples at Rise that have opened up their homes weekly to pour relationally into others, and to grow into the likeness of Jesus alongside of others. . City Groups kick off THIS WEEK! 🎉 For more information on a group meeting📍near you, or how to get connected, 👉🏽 check out the link in our profile! . #wearerise
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    Today we invite you ro read through Nehemiah 2:1-8. 📖We'll be looking at this passage as Nehemiah makes a great ask. What does this passage mean for our lives today? . Join us TONIGHT to find out! 🙌🏾 . #wearerise
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    Rise is seeking a place to call "Home" that will be a strong, visible presence in our city. It is vitally important that this process brings us together, unifying us in our mission to saturate our city with the Gospel. In a room of 250 people, you might get 251 different opinions. Yet, we believe God will use this process to unify our church behind a Gospel-Centered vision of this city's future. . As Kyle asked on Sunday, “If the city-transforming work you sought only came by prayer, would it ever come?” This work, the work of being Jesus’ Church for the good of our city, is only accomplished when it is steeped in prayer. Let us not say our church fell short in its calling because we were too busy, too lazy, or too preoccupied to stop and pray. . So we ask you to do one of THREE things: 1 • Join us TONIGHT at 6:30pm at @sgcoffeehouse 2 • Gather your family together, and using the prayer card, pray for our church. (👉🏽This can be found linked in our profile!) 3• By yourself, before bed tonight, pray through the prayer card. . #wearerise
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    "I strongly suspect that if we saw all the difference even the tiniest of our prayers to God make, and all the people those little prayers were destined to affect, and all the consequences of those effects down through the centuries, we would be so paralyzed with awe at the power of prayer that we would be unable to get up off our knees for the rest of our lives." - Peter Kreeft . Do you believe in this power of prayer?! Take time today to transact with the Creator of the heavens and the earth. To intercede on behalf of our city. To be an active participant in bringing the kingdom of God. 🙌🏾 . #wearerise
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