RISE Student Ministry exists to provide opportunities for students in middle school through high school to RISE & GATHER incorporate worship, small group Bible study, service opportunities, and multiple exciting activities throughout the year that will encourage students to RISE & GROW in their passion for Jesus Christ and a LIFE that pursues HIM, resulting in students that will RISE & GO in to their church, their schools, their homes, their places of play, places of work, and their communities wherever they may be, to go be the leaders that call others to RISE to life in JESUS CHRIST so that many more will come to RISE & GATHER, GROW, and GO in Jesus Christ’s name, who alone gives life to the fullest.
Our belief is when a student discovers a reason to RISE to a life in JESUS CHRIST, through Christ they can experience GOD-GIVEN purposes and passions; and through those, their lives, and the lives around them will never be the same.
(Matthew 28:19-20; 1 Timothy 4:12; Ephesians 3:20-21).
The focus of accomplishing our purpose for the student ministry here is to build dynamic relationships between leaders, students, and their families in a way that will be used by God in some amazing ways to see lives changed through Christ. It’s also our desire to see ENTIRE families impacted; the passion behind much of what we do here in RISE Student Ministry will be about the ENTIRE family not just the students we serve here in our RISE Student Ministry.
Middle- High School (6th-12th Grades) RISE nights
5:30pm till 7:30pm
Check-in located: Upper level of Family Life Center
Why Sunday Evenings?
In keeping with our desire here at Reedy Fork Baptist Church to make much of the name of Jesus Christ in every generation we're excited to begin creating a new and consistent weekly opportunity for Students 6th-12th grades here at Reedy Fork Baptist Church and within the local community to attend a specific night geared toward connecting students with one another, adult leaders who will encourage them, & the God of goodness who loves them more than they can even imagine.
Therefore, we believe that Sunday evenings, especially during the school year with all the sports programs, homework, and other extracurricular activities that take place throughout the week, that Sunday evening offers the best opportunity to accomplish the above stated mission.
What happens on a typical Sunday night?
Students start arriving around 5:30pm to hang out, fellowship with one another over food, laughs, & games . Once our gathering starts, we like to start out with some sort of an Icebreaker (a game or funny video), then we spend time worshiping together through music and the study of God's Word. Our teaching is always geared towards students and is age appropriate. Sometimes we'll end our night by splitting into smaller groups where we discuss the teaching, ask questions, encourage one another, and pray together.
I’m new. Will there be people there that I know?
Chances are, if you attend a local school or attend Reedy Fork Baptist Church on Sundays, you will know someone! If you don't, we will introduce you!
Additional events are also offered throughout the year including summer camp, weekend retreats, day trips, mission work, & many other activities. PLEASE know we do require a "Permission Form" to be on file for students to attend most of our additional events throughout the year.
To fill out "Permission Form" simply (Click Here).
For the latest "Events" and to sign-up please continue to read below.
"RISE" Student Ministry
***RISE Winter Camp***
(Limited spots available & requires sign-up)
Location: Look-up Lodge
(includes lodging, meals, & all activities)
Dates: January 13-16, 2023 (MLK weekend)
(Deadline to sign-up / pay $100 deposit
is Sunday October 16, 2022)
To sign-up or get more information about
More information about RISE or any events please email Student Pastor Dwain: