The Rising 2010

Kicking a little shout out to any college-aged students looking to be challenged by the Gospel in a very strategic multi-cultural, inner-city environment. “The Rising” is essentially a mission trip/conference hosted right in the heart of one of the most diverse urban centers in America… Memphis, TN. I had the privilege of taking our college ministry (back in Denton, TX) to The Rising last year. Truthfully, I’ve been to a lot of conferences and one-day events- but none that have exposed and challenged me with Gospel-centered paradigms & opportunities like this one.

Go. But be forewarned… it will mess with your junk.

From The Website:

The Rising is a two-day, multi-cultural experience in the urban core of Memphis, TN designed to engage the mind, heart, and soul. Combining the best parts of a teaching conference with unique “hands-on” opportunities to experience and serve the city, The Rising exists to teach, encourage, model and facilitate gospel living fleshed out in every facet of life. The Rising 2010 includes 3 programs at The Orpheum Theatre (Friday Night, Saturday Morning and Saturday Night), 3 workshops (optional) and a ½ day of service at the Zion Cemetery.

Two options available…

The Rising ONE NIGHT is a one night concert and program featuring performances from Reach Records’ 116 Clique (Lecrae, Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, and Tedashi) along with worship from Integrity Music artist Carlos Whittaker. This experience is designed for a broader audience who is unable to take part in the entire Rising weekend. This is a ONE NIGHT experience you won’t want to miss! Join us Saturday, March 13th at 7pm in The Orpheum Theatre.

The Rising EXTENDED is a unique opportunity to invest in the city of Memphis before or after The Rising weekend. Designed to be flexible with your Spring Break, our team will help you craft meaningful experiences for your group, including trips to the National Civil Rights Museum, Stax Museum, Rock & Soul Museum, Slave Haven, etc. We have strategic relationships with a multitude of ministries and non-profits, serving a variety of needs in our city, that love to include visiting teams in their efforts. We would love to have you for an “Extended” visit to our city!


~ by Shea Sumlin on January 4, 2010.

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