High school students from around the area coming together to live out Jesus’ command to love one another through selflessly serving others alongside their favorite bands, extreme athletes, and speakers in a community that desperately needs help. Wouldn’t that be something worth being involved in?
Rise on the Road is a weekend-long retreat designed to give approximately 100-150 high-school age students the opportunity to serve others in local communities of 25,000 people or less.
Through this ministry, the people of the community would not only be shown the love of Christ, but it would also give students a unique and safe environment to discover and utilize their own strengths and gifts. Rise on the Road would also provide students with the opportunity to ignite and develop their personal relationships with God, empowering them to “reach up” and then “reach out.”
Work, Worship, Witness
Work – students are given an opportunity to work through clean-up, painting, small construction projects, etc.
Worship – each night students come together to worship and dig deeper in their spiritual life
Witness – here students learn how to reach out to an entire community by helping put together a free worship outreach for each community served by ROTR
What does the Weekend Look Like?
A mission weekend for high school students, RISE will partner with YOUR community, sending our team of students to you for a weekend of service and love, ending in a community wide event to celebrate community healing. This event will feature a speaker and national artist who will have served alongside the community and volunteers the entire weekend.
Students will have the opportunity to serve on different ministry teams throughout the weekend. These teams include cooking for the entire team, promoting and setting up for the concert, and, of course, service. Each one will need a minimum of five students per area of service, making everybody involved an important part of the event.
What Can YOU Do to Help?
In order to keep expenses low for the students serving we need YOU and your local church! This partnership is of the utmost importance to Rise on the Road. We ask for your partnership, along with other churches in the community, in order to provide meals/lodging for the students as part of their ministry experience. This will give participants a firsthand opportunity to get to know somebody in the community.