RISE | REACH | RESTORE
Rise Church is a Christian Church who believes in God.
And we are all quite normal! We simply share the belief that Jesus died so that we can enjoy everlasting life. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been brought up in a Christian household, or in another faith, or consider yourself ‘too bad’ for God. There’s no such thing!
All we did was declare that Jesus is our Lord and Saviour,
and that’s when life really starts.
We are not religious. We have a relationship with God based on faith and love, not a set of rules.
We express our thanks to God through worship. That means our lives are led by the values laid out in God’s Word: The Bible. We love God and we treat others as we’d like to be treated ourselves. To help, we have a guide, a comforter, supporter and friend called the Holy Spirit, who is always there for us.
We are a loving, caring family that provides a safe environment and a sense of belonging.
What We Do
No-one is beyond Jesus’ reach and we, the Church, are His representatives in our local community to bring hope, love, compassion and practical help. We want to see everyone reach their full potential and live a great life.
As a leader, Pastor Mark has a passion to see people rise up and live out their best life. Having experienced a radical conversion when he first met Christ and being freed from a life of brokenness, he believes that everyone deserves a second chance.
Mark’s passion to see people connect with Christ is at the heart of all he does. He believes that the local church is God’s solution for a planet in disarray. Mark is both a gifted teacher of God’s Word and musician who counts it a privilege to serve and build the kingdom of God alongside his family.
His wife Beth has grown up with a rich ministry heritage and loves the local church with a passion. As a couple they believe that “Church” is much more than a service you attend on a Sunday; rather, it’s a HOME where we can each find belonging… and it’s something they are committed to pouring their lives into.
Mark & Beth Stevens
What Happens In Church
A church is not the building – it’s the people in it. Rise Church is formed of people from all walks of life, circumstances, ages and backgrounds. The building itself is a converted mill where you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere that will enable you, your friends and family to feel at home. We have comfortable chairs as well as free teas, coffees, biscuits and cakes!
Our Sunday Sessions are every Sunday from 11:00am to around lunchtime. Kicking off with dynamic music that is relevant to today, the focus of the meeting is to provide a place where you can connect with God, enjoy a sense of community and receive life-changing teaching to help you in your day-to-day life.
Our church also has a dedicated Kids’ Church in a separate part of the building, which is a fully supervised, safe, nurturing environment for toddlers through to teens.
We hope you will feel welcomed, encouraged and inspired. No-one is going to ‘Bible-bash’ you, but we would love to chat and get to know you better afterwards. We hope to see you soon!