What is RISE UP!?

RISE UP! offers a fun, welcoming, high-energy, captivating environment in local schools where elementary students and their families can learn about God's unconditional love and can strengthen their character by applying Biblical principles to their lives. RISE UP! openly promotes who God is and shares God's stories, principles and truth from the Bible. We welcome students of all faith backgrounds and respect each student's right to make their own faith decisions.

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RISE UP! emphasizes our 3 C's - Christ, Character, Connections - at each gathering.

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CHRIST


 

RISE UP! believes Jesus is the ultimate role model when it comes to character. While we teach character virtues and the value of responding to life with great character, children also learn about God's unconditional love. He does not love them more when they show good character or any less when they do not.

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CHARACTER


 

RISE UP! uses the Bible as a guide to teach different character virtues. We believe the Bible is full of wonderful stories, which help children realize the huge impact they can make on the people around them when they demonstrate good character. We believe character lessons should be packed with tools for practical application - empowering children to make wise choices in their everyday lives.

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CONNECTIONS


 

RISE UP! believes in the value of strong relationships and we desire for authentic relationships to develop among the kids, parents, volunteers and everyone who comes in contact with RISE UP! We believe in the value of connecting people who are committed to being positive Christian influences in the lives of children. By the time the kids leave the RISE UP! program and move on to middle school, our hope is they will have a solid peer group of friends seeking God's best for their life.

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WHY RISE UP! IS SPECIAL

RISE UP! believes in the value of creating memorable experiences and practical applications that can serve as a reference point for children in their journey of faith. The RISE UP! kids are excited to learn about Jesus in unexpected ways while we have fun together and stay relevant to the trends of their generation. Parents will feel confident sending their children to RISE UP! and children will want to come back again and again – and invite a friend.

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CHARACTER

RISE UP! teaches a character virtue (such as compassion, forgiveness, trust, etc) at monthly chapter meetings through skits, discussions, and games that appeal to a variety of children, ages, and learning styles.

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PRACTICAL APPLICATION

RISE UP! always offers an opportunity for practical application of the virtue.

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AWESOMENESS

RISE UP! looks to create MESSY AND MEMORABLE MOMENTS in an environment that is known for EXTREME AWESOMENESS.

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RELATIONSHIPS

RISE UP! focuses on developing REAL RELATIONSHIPS not only with the kids but also with their families and the volunteers.

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GRACE

GOD'S GRACE is woven throughout the curriculum and all that RISE UP! does!

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HOW WE BEGAN

God began stirring the heart of one mom with a dream and desire of connecting with the families in her school community. This mom shared her dream, and a group of moms with obedient hearts began a backyard Bible group. As the backyard numbers grew, the leaders knew it needed to move to their school community. RISE UP! was established in the Fall of 2012 as a non-school, non-PTA, and non-Foundation sponsored after-school program. Information about the program began to spread through the North Atlanta area and more and more parent leaders reached out to ask how to get the RISE UP! program at their local school. The program started as one chapter, then grew to three in one year, and now there are 22 chapters in 5 school districts! God had a incredible movement in mind when RISE UP! started humbly in the backyard!

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