ARISE Together in Christ is a parish-centered process of spiritual renewal and evangelization that invites people to develop a closer relationship with Christ, deepen their faith, grow in community, and reach out in service to others.
No matter where participants are on their faith journey, they are attracted to the warm sense of welcome provided by the small-group setting, and the opportunities to meet Jesus Christ in scripture and explore faith’s connection to daily life.
Benefits of ARISE
In addition to the personal growth that occurs, ARISE offers many blessings to parishes:
- Vibrant small groups that strengthen faith and foster belonging in the parish
- A unifying experience that engages parishioners of various ages and ethnic groups
- Formed lay people to serve as leaders in the parish
- Faith-based action in and beyond the parish
ARISE Together in Christ can be experienced as part of a larger plan for evangelization within the parish. Parishes can sustain benefits by:
- Continuing to invite additional parishioners to experience ARISE Together in Christ
- Undertaking Be My Witness: Formation for the New Evangelization
- Implementing Why Catholic? Journey through the Catechism
- Offering small-group resources on scripture and spirituality