What is Arise?
Arise is the name we have given to a two-year initiative (2018-2019) at Foley United Methodist Church. Arise is our first step in turning our church into a healthy church. We are Reaching Up, Reaching In, and Reaching Out to be all that God would have us to be.
Arise is a call to serve others with our time, talent, and treasure.
Arise is a theme in Scripture. It is mentioned around 600 times in the Old Testament when God is calling people forward to something in common. It occurs about 150 times in the New Testament, often when Jesus is healing someone.
Arise is a posture, an attitude, and a mindset of forward thinking and action. We are reminding that many times in Scripture, God called people to "Arise and ____." Arise and do something else! We are arising to answer God's call to do something else!
Arise and Try!
We are excited to Arise and Try! At Foley UMC, Arise and Try is an opportunity to serve in one of our areas of ministry (KidsQuest, Greeter Team, Prayer Team, Fish Fry Team, Choir, etc.) for three months. Try it! See if it is where God is calling you to serve. If not, Arise and Try something else. We want you to be where God wants you! These are exciting days at Foley UMC as we seek to be a healthy church through service.
Come join Foley UMC as we ARISE together! We want YOU to be a part!
We look back, and frankly, are quite amazed at how Arise has impacted our Foley family already! So many things have taken place in the past year...on our campus and in our hearts. We have seen growth in our attendance, our giving, and in our spiritual walks.
What more is in store? It is exciting to think that the best is still ahead. We look forward with great anticipation to begin answering some of the questions that growth has brought to us. How will we continue to Reach Up, Reach In, and Reach Out to meet the needs of our congregation, our community, and our world?
“Arise and _____?”
We are Arising, and now we are eager to discern and prepare ourselves for the “and _______” that God will lead us toward in the months ahead!