Arise Outreach Ministry
Join us for a fun filled night for the whole family on Saturday August 11th! Registration starts at 5:00 pm, followed by hot dogs, snacks, “UP” the movie, and S’MORE fun connecting fireside with your RBC family!
All you’ll need for this FREE event is your ARISE shirt, a lawn chair, and any picnic/yard games you and your family enjoy. Don't have a shirt yet? No problem. Sign up by July 28th, and we will make sure you've got one too!
Arise kicked off with a community event (The Judea Project) last April, and we are excited to offer our first “home” (Jerusalem) event on August 11th. Don’t miss out on a ton of fun and the opportunity to get to know your Riverdale family better!
ARISE Ministries is centered on the belief that we as a group of believers, are called to wake up and “ARISE” to the world that so desperately needs the love of Jesus. Jesus calls us to be His hands and feet, and through ARISE ministries we intend to use every opportunity to spread the Gospel of Christ. ARISE ministries seeks to connect the church community through fellowship and intentional service, within the church, to our surrounding community, and even globally.
ARISE ministries wants you to know that there is a place for EVERYONE to serve! The Lord gives unique and special talents to every individual, and collectively, we hope as a united body we can serve together to further the Lord’s Kingdom.
Acts 1:8 which says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Based off this verse, Arise Ministries believes that we are called to be God’s witnesses by reaching out to the people around us.
Levels of action based on Acts 1:8:
> Jerusalem- Service projects and/or fellowship events that take place at Riverdale Baptist Church and serve the purpose of taking care of our “home” and our immediate community of people in the body of our church.
> Judea- Service projects that take place within the city and township of Flint, seeking to connect and engage with our neighbors.
> Samaria- Service projects that take place within Michigan and the United States. These projects give opportunities to spread God’s loving message across the country.
> Ends of the Earth, “The World”- These projects would reach Internationally. We plan to connect with and support our current missionaries, as well as send our own teams to serve on short-term mission trips.
ANOTHER NEW EVENT:
Because of the great success of the Judea Project, ARISE wanted to give you more opportunities to serve in-between projects! So this summer, we've lined up three opportunities for you and your family to enjoy coffee & crafting with the residents at Genesee Gardens! Whether or not you were a part of the original group that visited them last month, you are invited!
You can sign up by clicking here, or on the graphic at the top of this page. The dates available are Saturday July 21, or Saturday August 25 all from 9:30-11:30am. You can sign up for one or all three if you wish! Just go directly to Genesee Gardens on the day you select at 9:30 and they'll have coffee and donuts available and then a craft will start at 10:30
A huge thank you to the nearly 150 who joined us for our first event.