RISE Sunday Evening Discipleship Program

Join us from September 18 to November 20 to start growing in faith and excelling in life! Every Sunday evening from 5-7 pm, Faith Community will host "RISE" … a ten-week program that includes dinner, classes, studies, and other faith-building opportunities for all age groups. This will be a time to reconnect with others, invest in your relationship with Jesus, and gain the tools and confidence to shine God’s light. 

Dinner Served from 5-5:30 pm

Children's Opportunities

Activities for FaithKidz

Leaders: Misty Oldfield & Jenn Leslie
Audience: Kids too young or not participating in Christmas musical
Room: Nursery
Dates: Entire Duration of RISE
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 
Description: Our Children’s Ministry Team will be coordinating a spiritual enrichment class for any kids too young or not participating in the Christmas musical.

Children's Christmas Musical

Leader: Kelly Waugh
Audience: Children K-6th
Room: 201 (Choir Room)
Dates: Entire Duration of RISE
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Description: Faith will be hosting a children’s musical this Christmas! Practices will be during RISE in room 201. There will be an additional dress rehearsal (date TBD) and the performances will be Sunday, Dec. 4 at 9:30 am and 11:00 am in the Christian Living Center (CLC).

The Mystery of the Manger centers around Jane Blond, an investigative reporter for The Morning Star newspaper who wants the facts…just the facts! Her questions and searching would make headline news on Christmas morning. As she observes rehearsal for the Christmas Eve pageant the children teach her through their songs that “Like the Wise Men” were searching for the truth, and that the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life are “The Gospel Truth.”

Youth Opportunities

Youth Group

Leader: Jeff Ackenback
Audience: Teens 7th-12th
Room: 203 (Youth Room)
Dates: Entire Duration of RISE
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Description: Youth will be continuing as a part of our RISE program. Every Sunday night, teens from 7th-12th grade will continue to meet in the youth room for games, a message, and small groups. It’s a great time to hang out with teens at various points in their lives, but all come together to learn how to be like Jesus, to know Him more, and to make Him known.

The Cheat Code

Leader: Jenna Waugh
Audience: Teen Girls
Room: 204
Dates: September 18 - October 16
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Description: As a girl who came through those rough rapids of the teen years, Jenna Waugh is eager to share the lessons she has learned along the way and how Jesus has guided her through those years. These lessons include navigating decision-making, friendships, school, peer pressure, social media, mental health, and much more from a Biblical perspective.

Adult Opportunities

Keeping Your Kids on God's Side

Leader: Jenn Leslie
Audience: Parents
Room: 202
Dates: October 30 - November 20 (Please note the extension the original ending date of Nov. 13)
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Description: Are your kid’s faith-based questions keeping you on your toes? Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side is a study led by Jenn Leslie where parents will be discussing some of those questions about God as well as some of your own.

Living Life Together

Leader: Misty Oldfield
Audience: Women
Room: 202
Dates: September 18 - October 16
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Description: There are messy parts in all of our lives that we would rather not reveal- but what if we invited others in and experienced the beautiful acceptance and deep connection of the Christian community? All women are welcome to join Misty Oldfield to learn the benefits of living an authentic life with others in Christ and discover why God designed and delights in relationships.


Leader: Steve Nordmark
Audience: Men
Room: Prayer Room
Dates: September 25 - October 16; and October 30
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

Description: Balancing pride and humility. Focusing less on ourselves and more on others. This group discussion, based on a sermon series by Pastor Craig Groeschel of Life Church, challenges us to ask: “What if we set our sights higher than ourselves? What if you chose to focus less on improving yourself, and more on improving your world? How would things change if we chose to be selfless?”


Leaders: Pastor Tim and John Northcutt
Audience: All
Room: Office Conference Room
Dates: September 18 - November 13
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm 

Description: Would you like to maneuver comfortably and graciously through challenging discussions about Jesus? Would you like more confidence talking to family members, friends, or others about their faith life? Then this class is for you!

Understanding Your Options

Leader: Beth McHenry
Audience: Adults 40+
Room: Parlor
Dates: September 18 - November 13
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm

 Description: It's not too soon or too late to begin to understand your options as you age! Whether you are in your 40’s, 50's or already retired understanding how to plan for retirement, and the issues that come with aging need careful planning and you WILL want to understand your options. Each week we'll welcome a seasoned expert to come speak to us about:  

  • The ABC's of Medicare- What are the costs? What does it cover? When should I sign up? Can I defer it?  
  • Funeral Planning- What kind of service do I want? What are the costs? Who should I call if my loved one suddenly dies at home? Burial/Cremation? 
  • Estate Planning- Do I need a will? What list should I compile to leave my loved ones?  
  • Nursing Home and at Home options- What are the costs of nursing care? What happens when I run out of money? What is an at-home alternative?  

A little forethought now about how you would like things to go once you're incapacitated or gone can give you great peace of mind now, as well as spare your loved ones additional grief. At the end of our last session, you'll have a checklist you can use to gather important papers and put in the same, safe place now to make it easier for your loved ones later.

Email Beth McHenry if you intend to come or want more info!