WE ARE GATHERING ON SUNDAY, & YOU'RE INVITED

We are convinced that there is a clear, safe, Jesus-exalting, vulnerable-honoring, community-building, city-elevating, mission-advancing path forward.

Rise City Church
1220 NE Kelly Ave
Gresham OR 97030

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When and Where Will they Meet?

Most at the Rise building. Some in homes. All of them a powerful way to connect and grow. Everything that makes Rise Rise, in a safe, intentional, warm environment.

8am + 9am + 10am + 11am + Noon + 2pm + 3pm + 4pm + 5pm + 6pm

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A Place for Kids

Rise Kids is an environment that is safe, fun, and all about Jesus! Each house church has a kids program with a lesson, worship, crafts, and other activities to keep our Rise Kids values strong. From 1-year-olds up through fifth grade, each environment is tailed to help kids connect and grow!

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Connection & Growth

Our gatherings are for connection and growth. We watch a message where one of our pastors teaches us more about who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. We sing a few songs as part of our response to all God has done for us. And we have an opportunity to connect and grow deeper in real friendships.

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A Place for Next Steps

We all have a next step to take! Growing people change. For some it’s connecting deeper in friendships, for others it’s finding a place to serve, and still others your wanting to know more about what it means to belong to Rise. Whatever it is, we’ll make sure you know all the doors that will be wide open for you to take your next step towards Jesus and his church.
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QUESTIONS

I’m NEW TO CHURCH and I’m wondering:

Am I going to feel out of place?

No way. We are a church for people who’ve never been to church. We know you’re visiting and we like you. Feel comfortable to be yourself.

What should I wear?

On your way in, please wear a mask. The leaders typically wear jeans and T-shirts. Everyone will be dressed in what’s comfortable. Some people rock button-ups. Others drop Ts. If you look extra snazzy, more power to you. Feel comfortable to be yourself.

I don’t know what happens at church. What am I’m walking into?

Each weekend we gather to hear fresh, relevant, teaching from the bible that will impact your real life. We speak to non-christians and christians alike because we’re a church that exists for our city. A band leads us in a time of musical worship to Jesus. We have response times where people can go be prayed for, take communion (eat bread and drink juice remembering what Jesus did for us), or give to the mission.

You might hear stories, or updates about exciting things happening in the church. We use a lot of video for teaching and communication.

If you’re new, we don’t pressure you to give money or take communion—that's not your next step. We give as a church to create space for you. We genuinely care about you and you’re our valued guest.

I have tattoos, piercings, and pink hair, will people judge me?
Not if you won’t judge us. It would actually be hard for you to have more tattoos than the people at Rise. We have a lot of tattoos. Pink hair is totally cool. We love that you're different and welcome you to join us!

I’m A CHRISTIAN and I’m wondering:

Are you guys serious about scripture?
Honestly, as serious as it gets. We’re excited you asked. We believe the Bible is the authority of God, inerrant, living, active, and powerful to transform not only our lives but our whole city. We love the Bible. We’re getting goose-bumps just thinking about it.
Are you guys seeker-sensitive?

Actually, we think we can simultaneously speak to both Christians and non-Christians. We are persuaded that when you teach robust biblical doctrine, you will connect with the culture and serve those who’ve never stepped foot in a Church. We think doing that in a way that intentionally addresses the questions the culture around is asking is the pattern of the early church in Acts and should be the pattern today. Paul who became “all things to all people” that God might save some is a clear example.

Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it well: “The Church is the Church only when it exists for others…” So we're going to teach the foundational doctrines of scripture, yet, speak them in a way so someone new to Christianity can understand.

Are you guys a prosperity-gospel Church?
We might as well be the opposite. We are a Gospel-preaching, Gospel-driven, Gospel-drenched, Gospel-centered church. We are all about Jesus. We believe in serious, sound, scriptural teaching, which excludes the prosperity and the poverty Gospel alike. At the same time we don’t shy away from God’s command to be generous, nor any other command, for that matter. Our motivation, message, and method is Jesus in everything! Because Jesus + nothing = everything.
Are you guys part of a denomination?

We are what some would call a non-denominational church, in that we are not tied to any denomination and are led by qualified local leaders.

That being said, we think there’s tremendous value and importance to being anchored in the Historic Christian Confessions, imbued by the wisdom of Christian history, and affiliated with the doctrinally sound Christian “tribes” of our day.

In many ways our church is a rare blend of the two tribes: the theologically meaty teaching of teachers like: Matt Chandler, Charles Spurgeon, Chuck Smith, John Piper, Charles Stanley, Augustine of Hippo, RC Sproul, and JC Ryle--AND--the passionate, creative, worship culture of churches like Mosaic Church LA, Hillsong Church, or Churchome. We know that’s unique combo. But it’s a space we feel Jesus has called us to.

Questions

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

We're up for it! This is Kristen, Jason, Nolan, and Juls. Let us know what's on your mind and we'll try to help.