about arise

ARISE is a discipleship and training ministry founded by our senior pastor, David Asscherick, and his friend and colleague, Pastor Nathan Renner, in 2002. It has run every year since then, training more than a thousand disciples of Jesus in its fifteen-week program. In 2011, ARISE partnered with Lightbearers to make the program better than ever and even give it a new name: The Story. The Story moves through seven "chapters" which are steeped in the biblical narrative: Pre-creation, Creation, Fall, Covenant, Messiah, Church, and Re-creation. You can expect a life-changing full immersion experience in biblical fellowship, study, and ministry. Class size is typically 35-45 students and space is limited. ARISE runs two sessions a year: September—November in Jasper, Oregon, USA and February—April in Kingscliff, NSW, Australia. To learn more about ARISE, click on the button below.

In 2017, after many years of dreaming, planning, and working, ARISE launched its ARISE Online program which makes over 200 hours of in-class instruction available in an online platform. This is a game-changing innovation for ARISE! In the very first ARISE Online cohort more than 400 students enrolled from 36 countries! ARISE Online can be used by individuals, families, schools, local churches, conferences, and more. Now you can attend the whole Story program without having to travel to one of our onsite campuses! To learn more about ARISE Online, click the button below.