Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Values

What Are the Core Values of Arise?

The Vision and Mission of Arise:

Our Vision – Awake, Arise and Mobilize! Awake to love God, Arise to love man and Mobilize to fulfill God’s purposes on earth.

Our Mission – To provide an environment where intimacy with Christ is preeminent and love for man is effectual.

The Purpose of Arise:

-To establish apostolic and prophetic believers in the church through apostolic and prophetic (A.P.T.) training, and activation.      
-To be a loving assembly where disciples are trained to be spiritually mature, passionate and faithful followers of Jesus.  

-To assist believers on their spiritual journey to discover and fulfill their membership ministry in the Body of Christ.

-To activate believers in their apostolic and prophetic calling.

-To minister the Word of God to believers, to promote godly relationships, and, to encourage evangelism by meeting regularly for biblical instruction, worship, prayer, fellowship and outreach.      

-To impart from Scripture the biblical principles that determine our beliefs and practices. Our message is based on a literal and historical interpretation of the entire Bible. We proclaim the truths of the Bible, being confident that God is glorified, and, the needs of man are met when His truths are presented and obeyed.  

-To encourage every member to establish a consistent and fervent prayer life.  To transform our local community, as well as our city and state and impact nations for Christ. To represent Jesus earnestly, and, to fulfill His purposes on the earth.·        

What Are the Core Values of Arise?

We are a worshiping church and are committed to reverencing the Lord (Gen. 4:4; John 4:21-24, 14:6).

We are a Bible-centered church. We are committed to the bible as having been written under Divine inspiration and recognize that it is THE authority and guide for life. (Deut. 4; Tim. 3:16).

We are a praying church. We believe God's authority and power are revealed to us and through us when we communicate with Him (Prov. 5:8; Mark 11:23-25; Jas. 5:16-18).

We are a compassionate church. We are committed to developing and maintaining a proper relationship with God and to reaching out to others in a manner that is mindful of His love for us (Luke 10:25-27; Jas. 1:27; 1 John 5:12).

We are a serving church. We are committed to showing Christ-like behavior toward others through unselfish and sacrificial service (Luke 10:25-27; Jas. 5:19-20).

We are a giving church. We are committed to the proper use of our time, resources and spiritual gifts to the glory of God (Mal. 3:10; Luke 6:38; 2 Cor. 9:6).

We are a church of excellence. We are committed to the practice of doing our very best in all things always.

Statement of Faith


We believe the Scriptures to be the inspired and inerrant Word of God. They are revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct (2 Tim. 3:16; 1 Pet. 2:2).

The Nature of God

We believe in one God, eternal and self-existent, self-revealed and manifested to man as Father, Son and Holy Ghost (Deut. 6:4; Mark 12:29; Isa. 43:10-11; Matt. 28:19). We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the virgin, Mary (John 1:1,14; Matt. 1:18; Luke 1:26-27, 2:7; 1 Tim. 2:5). We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and shed His blood as a sacrifice for our sins; He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Majesty on High(1 Pet. 2:24; Heb. 9:11-14; 1 Cor. 15:3-8; Acts 2:32-36; Heb. 10:12). We believe in the personal, literal second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to judge both the quick and the dead (1Thess. 4:16; Heb 9:27; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; Rev. 20:11-15; Acts 24:15).
We believe in the ministry of the Holy Spirit to glorify Christ, to convict men of sin, righteousness and judgment and to empower the believer (John 15:26; 16:8, 14; Acts 1:8).

God's Relation to Man

We believe that man was created in the image of God but fell into sin (Gen. 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Rom. 5:12-21). We believe that man can be justified only by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (Eph. 4:11-12; Rom. 3:24-28). We believe that water baptism identifies us with the death and burial of Christ, and that we should arise to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:3-9; 1 Pet. 3:21). We believe in the bodily resurrection of all the dead (Acts 24:15; 1 Cor. 15:35-44; Rev. 20:11-15).
We believe in everlasting blessedness for the believer, with judgment and everlasting punishment for the unbeliever (Matt. 7:21-23; Rev. 20:11-15; John 5:29).

The Holy Spirit

We believe that the Holy Spirit is at work today within the Church through His gifts, fruits and anointed ministers (Acts 2:39; Rom. 12:6-8; 1 Cor. 12:1-11; Gal. 5:22-23; Eph. 4:11; 1 Cor. 12:28). We believe that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are given to every believer and need to be activated and exercised to fulfill their divine purpose of blessing the Body of Christ (Acts 2:39; 2 Tim. 1:6). We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit wherein the Spirit is sent to gift each believer with their own private prayer/praise language used to edify themselves, and that such a baptism empowers the believer to be effective for Christ (Acts 1:8; 2:39; 1 Cor. 14:2; Jude 20; 1 Cor. 14:18; Acts 19:1-6). We believe in divine healing of the body as part of the atoning work of Jesus Christ. This healing can be received and, also ministered to others by various gifts (1 Cor. 12:8-10; Matt. 8:16-17; 1 Pet. 2:24).


We believe that God speaks today. We believe that hearing from God, both individually as members and corporately as a church and association of churches, through prophecy or any other biblical means chosen by God to communicate, is essential to our faith and walk with God. Prophecy and prophetic utterance is only one method of discerning God’s will and direction and it is recognized that none of the methods or channels of prophecy will always be one-hundred percent accurate and actions should not be taken on the basis of prophetic words alone without other confirmation. We believe that prophetic presbytery serves the purpose in the Body of Christ in activating, establishing, releasing, commissioning, and ordaining gifts to their office, function, and place of relationship and/or leadership (1 Cor. 14:3, Eph. 4:11, 2:20; 1 Tim. 4:14; Acts 13:1-3; Titus 1:5; Rom. 12:6; 1 Pet. 4:10; 1 Cor. 14:39, 14:1; 1 Thess. 5:19-21; 1 Tim. 5:22; 2 Tim. 1:6).


We believe in two primary New Testament ordinances: Baptism by immersion and The Lord’s Supper. However, we do not believe that the administration of such ordinances is limited to ordained or licensed ministers. We believe in the priesthood of believers. Ordination and licensing in this church is a separation and recognition of a specific gifting of God. We believe that God calls men into specific ministries as apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers. God calls. Man can only recognize the call and acknowledge it. Ordination is on the basis of that recognition of God’s gifting. Men called to a specific office by God and ordained or licensed by this church will have the right to participate in the traditional sacramental and ordinal functions of the church such as marriage, funerals, baptisms, and the like. They shall also be expected to function in the spiritual giftings of their office and to demonstrate the reality of their calling. This church is a non-sacramental Protestant church. We reject the efficacy of ritual and the concept of a separate priestly class. We recognize the priesthood of believers and the serving ministry of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher with government by elders. As such, we recognize that those called to those offices will function in a manner to lead by example in prayer, worship, teaching, laying on of hands, and prophesying and that such actions on the part of those ordained and licensed by this church are equivalent to the sacramental function of the priesthood in traditional sacramental churches.


The need for deliverance is manifested by an inability to be free from a bondage: e.g., mental (emotional), physical or spiritual normally associated with demon activity. It is God’s desire to bring deliverance to His people (Job 5:19; Ps. 91:3; 2 Tim. 4:13; Heb. 2:15; 2 Pet. 2:9). We have been granted the authority in the name of Jesus to bring deliverance to others (Mark 16:17, John 14:12; 1 Cor. 12:8-11). We must understand that our warfare is with the forces of evil (Eph. 6:12), our weapon is the word of God, our authority and power is from Jesus Himself (Mark 16:17; Acts 1:8) and that the battlefield is first of all in the spiritual realms (Eph. 6:10-18; 2 Cor. 10:3-5; Rom. 8:9; Gal. 5:22-23).

Human Sexuality

We believe in the creation and God as the Creator. We believe that God created man and that He created them Male and Female. As such He created them different to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family, the basic structure of human society. For this reason, homosexuality is an abomination before God.