Rise Up Student Ministry is a part of the body of Cornerstone Baptist Church. The weekly goal is to create an environment where students can freely learn, grow, and worship the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Rise Up reaches out to students that are willing to hear the true Gospel and what the true purpose is for their life. Although outreach is a major aspect of the ministry, the focus at RU (Rise Up) is built on Jesus’ command in Matthew 28:19. “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (The Great Commission). RU student ministry encourages students not to be conformed to this world, (Romans 12: 2) but to stand out, to be different, and to Rise Up in the name of Jesus Christ!
Cornerstone’s staff, and leadership believe it is their responsibility to help grow, and disciple today’s students. The foundation is built on God’s word, so that the students, through proper preaching, teaching, discipling, service, and fellowship will Rise Up and not just make Christianity a hobby but make it a lifestyle that is acted out through their daily lives. As followers of Jesus Christ, He asks everyone to deny themselves and pick up their cross (Luke 9:23). Jesus wants to be on the throne of everyone’s heart. Rise Up Student Ministry asks the students to step down from their throne, so they can Rise Up in the name of Jesus Christ!
The Rise Up student ministry is led by our Student Minister Thomas Shepard and his wife Couri Shepard and meets every Sunday morning at 10:00 A.M. and Sunday and Wednesday night at 6:30 P.M. with several events throughout the year.
“Our mission is to love Jesus first and lead others to love Him.”