Better Stories ARISE

We Love You because He Loves You

Many of our local churches are constantly seeking how to attract younger families and how to raise more money. The Foundation developed ARISE, a one-day workshop held at our office in OKC. ARISE will get your leaders and members thinking, talking and praying about the future of the Church.

Reaching Out

Reverend Tish Malloy is the District Superintendent of the Northern Prairie District in Oklahoma. She has attended an ARISE gathering, and here is some of what she experienced:

“It has helped our churches do something to think strategically about how they would want to reach out to their community. I get to hear them tell me about how much they have become more aware of their own community, and the importance of reaching out in their community to share the gospel in meaningful ways…

But more than that even, just simply reaching out to people because we’re Christians, and to let people in the local schools, and the local government folks, and those who support us with emergency services, and our neighbors all around us to simply know we are the Church of Jesus Christ—and we love you because He loves you. That has been an extraordinary outcome for several of the congregations in my district.

For more information about ARISE, please contact Mike Wiley at 800-259-6863 or mwiley@okumf.org.

Do you want to tell a better story?

Contact David Battles at 800-259-6863 or dbattles@okumf.org for information on how you can tell a Better Story through a legacy gift.