Arise Outreach Ministry
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.
Take the first step with us!
The Judea Project
When: Saturday, April 28th, 8:30 am-1:30 pm
Join us at 8:30 am for coffee and donuts and then head out for your community project!
12:00-1:30 Back to RBC for lunch and fellowship. Take the chance to share with someone from a different project about your project.
The projects are as follows:
1. Teacher Lounge TLC project- Dye Elementary is in desperate need of a teacher lounge renovation. Cleaning, painting, carpeting, and installation of counters are all in the works for this extreme makeover. If you’re a “Chip” or “Joanna”, this might be the perfect project for you!
2. Coffee and Crafting with Genesee Gardens residents- Our friends down the road, would love for you to visit and spend time with them. Kindness and creamer are all you’ll need for this project.
3. Building Project at Carriage Town Ministries. Have you been looking to put those tools in your garage to use? Do you have a green thumb? Carriage Town Ministries in downtown Flint is looking for a team to handle repairs and other jobs requiring physical labor to help with the upkeep of their facility and grounds.
4. Blessing Bags & Card Making- Calling all the artsy ones! This group will work right in the church to make cards and Blessing Bags. Bags will include essential items for homeless and/or people in need and cards will be another way for Riverdale to send out some love to those in need of encouragement.
5. RBC Chefs - If you are interested in showing off your culinary skills, this is the perfect team to join! This group will prepare lunch for all our project teams. A true labor of love, (and trust us, everyone will love you for it!).
6. Childcare Providers- Although we’d LOVE for families to do these projects together, we know that some little ones aren’t ready to join in yet. If you love taking care of the babies & toddlers, we NEED you!
You can sign up by clicking here, or in the welcome center at church. Childcare will be provided. Any questions please click in the box to the right at the top of this page, or call the church office at 810-732-5151.
BELOW IS A LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS FOR OUR UPCOMING ' JUDEA ' PROJECT. THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW CAN BE PLACED IN THE COLLECTION CONTAINER LOCATED IN THE FOYER.
Blessing Bag Project:
· Breakfast/Protein Bars
· Bottled Water
· Beef Jerky
· Dried Fruit
· Lip Balm
· Face Towels/Wash Cloths
· Hand Sanitizer
· Lotion (travel size)
· · Sunscreen (travel size)
· Deodorant (travel size)
· Shampoo/Conditioner (travel size)
· Body Wash (travel size)
· Gallon Sized Ziploc Bags
· Scrapbooking Supplies (to make cards)
· Monetary Donation to buy supplies
Teacher’s Lounge Project:
· K Cups
· Monetary Donations to buy supplies