We developed a tool to increase our spiritual development. R.I.S.E. is a blueprint that will serve the church body and the individual believer in their walk in spiritual health and freedom. We are confident that as you follow R.I.S.E. you will find these strategies beneficial in becoming a passion-filled follower of Jesus Christ.
R stands for Relationship. In our relationship level we begin by growing in relationship with God and people. Relationship is everything! It is so important that in Matthew 22 Jesus tells the Pharisees that it is the most important, the greatest of all the commandments.
Every 6 weeks, we as a corporate body come together Sunday evening for Prayer Summit. This is part of the R level and helps us to grow spiritually as well as relationally.
I stands for Intimacy. This is the next point on our climb. In our Intimacy section we desire to learn how to hear the voice of God. As we embrace a passion for His word, and actively listen to His voice, we will grow to understand and value the gift that He has given us in and through repentance.
A Hearing God Seminar will be offered annually. This is a 6 week course, that deals specifically with learning how to hear the voice of God, and growing in discernment, making sure everything aligns with Scripture.
Christian Center is a “safe place” to grow in this skill. We desire our family to set out in confidence knowing we are all growing together.
S stands for Set Free. Each one of us has a past. We desire God’s best for our lives, and we recognize our need for a Savior. Repentance is something we talk about a lot at Christian Center and as a church we embrace James 5:16, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
Christian Center offers a yearly Set Free Retreat. The purpose of this retreat is to provide a place for you to experience a powerful time of healing and ministry. Our Prayer Summit is another place where this is practiced and ministry occurs.
E stands for Equipped. Our heart is that each person will become a fully-equipped, passionate follower of Jesus Christ, a mature Christian who understands the importance of giving financially, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This may happen in and through a variety of opportunities both locally and globally as a we desire to do our part in fulfilling the Great Commission.