RISE

A Greater Gospel Response

For Greater Gospel Opportunities

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It's Time to rise!

Six years ago, a young man, just starting his career, began coming to LifeHouse Church. Within a few short weeks, he became a believer. He jumped right in and started growing rapidly, serving in the body. A couple of years later, he was called by God into full-time ministry. In October of 2016, that young man, Mike Wright, was commissioned along with several other families from our church, to plant LifeHouse Church-Smyrna. He now serves as an associate pastor, where approximately 200 men, women, and children gather each week for worship.


This story is one of many similar stories of salvation, discipleship and ministry that continue to be written at LifeHouse Church. We must not take for granted the unique way in which the Holy Spirit continues to be poured out here. In addition, when we consider the rapid growth our community is experiencing, we cannot deny that it is specifically “for such a time as this.” It is clear that the Lord is positioning our church for even greater gospel opportunities. Will we take advantage of these opportunities and be who He is creating us to be?


We truly cannot deny the incredible ways that the Lord has demonstrated His power and love here in six short years. As we look back and as we realize all that He is doing now, we must respond in a greater way than we ever have before. We must RISE!


RISE is a two-year faith journey that will CHANGE US as we experience God in greater ways. RISE is a two-year faith journey that will CHANGE OUR CHURCH as we em- bark on new levels of gospel impact and effectiveness in disciple making. RISE is a two-year faith journey that will undoubtedly CHANGE OUR COMMUNITY, all for the glory of GOD!


Let’s all Rise together,


Mark Lashey
Lead Pastor, LifeHouse Church

“RISE is primarily about our church boldly living out our faith together in a real and greater way. RISE is a call for us to go to a place where many of us have not gone before. Without a doubt, when we all RISE together, we will have so much more than a building to praise God for.”

Jesse Blanton

RISE is not about a building, but it involves a building.


We are coming to God again, putting everything on the table before Him, to see what He will do through us. We are calling this new season “RISE.” The truth is, we live and breathe in His economy. He generously gives us everything we have. When we give back to Him, He multiplies it – not so that we can get rich – but so that His Kingdom can be enriched, and we are invited to be a part of that. Over the next two years, we are focusing all of our generosity (tithes & offerings) together into one fund. This single fund will provide the necessary resources to secure a building for our church family, in addition to continuing and even increasing all the effective ministry endeavors the Lord has placed before us.

The Problem

-we can't stay where we are

There is work to be done. We need more leaders, more resources, and space that is conducive to minister to our ever-growing congregation and to receive all the families continuing to relocate here from all over the world. We must act now, as the building where we meet is scheduled for complete demolition in May of 2020.




THE POSSIBILITIES


- CAN YOU IMAGINE... 

...what a Gospel-centered people, with every single member giving generously and serving wholeheartedly together, can accomplish? What if WE had a building, a HOME where we can welcome others in Jesus’ name; a place where we can gather, worship, teach, equip, and send from; a place where we can respond to real needs in our community and do what the Lord is calling us to do 24/7, 365!?!?




THE PLAN


- WE ARE THE PLAN

If WE ALL RISE NOW, together, and give and serve in a greater way than we ever have before, we can BUILD a building NOW; and we can FILL that building NOW! The RISE Initiative is a two-year plan that will require increasing our participation to 100% and increasing our total giving over the next two years to $6 million dollars. This is absolutely achievable by God’s grace and power and our willingness to RISE.



Let’s RISE with

A GREATER GOSPEL RESPONSE FOR

GREATER GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES!