What is ARISE like? Stories of people who have attended ARISE.

ARISE, for me, is…

June 9, 2011 | Kevin McGill

ARISE, for me, is the continuing of a journey. My journey became a reality two years ago with a challenge from a friend who said, “If we believe this stuff, we should do it.” At that point I wasn’t even sure if I “believed this stuff” but I decided right then to not fake my way through life pretending to be a Christian. I prayed an earnest and sincere prayer for truth and it was then that a new life of meaning began. ARISE promotes this earnest searching and enables the students to have confidence in the Bible as the living, powerful, life-changing Word of God.

ARISE, for me, is about relationships. In the class of 2010 there were about 50 students from all over the world. I found that friendships formed through the common denominator of the love of Christ are the strongest friendships that exist. True joy is experienced in sharing the love of God with others, and for three months my wife and I were able to …
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