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Arise church is a community of caring creatives passionate about Jesus Christ. You don’t have to have it all together because there is only One who does and He really cares about you. If you love Jesus as much as we do and want to be part of something greater than your current experience, we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming Informational or Social Gathering.

Every Sunday @ The Bel Air MovieTheatre


Kids Church Registration: 9:45 -10:00 a.m.

Worship Gathering: 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

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About Arise Church

Everyone's Welcome.It's OK to not be OK.Anything is possible.

You won’t find fakers here. We want you to know it’s ok not to not be ok but you don’t have to stay that way. With Jesus, all things are made new, our messes become His masterpiece and what seems most impossible is always possible with Him. Every name has a story and it is our greatest joy in walking alongside people from all walks of life. Our vision is to awaken one more person to Jesus Christ. We do this by showing God’s love (Serving our City), sharing His plans (Sunday Gatherings), celebrating next steps (Growth Track), and equipping to lead (Teams & Groups). We are all about collaborating with existing churches and non-profits while building bridges to unite people around Jesus Christ. We’re in this together!

Our Story

God brought the Ratcliff’s and the Ramsby’s together during some of the most difficult seasons of their lives. While Kevin was just returning to ministry after a long recovery from a home invasion which left him stabbed 37 times, God had been pursuing Chris from a godless lifestyle on the college campus of Wayne State University where he was playing football. Meeting at an altar for prayer following a Sunday service, a special bond and trusting relationship was established over the years. Overcoming two of the greatest challenges facing Detroiters, fatherlessness and violence, Kevin and Chris have united to see God’s glory arise in the city of Detroit. God has knitted their hearts together and now, through the planting of Arise Church, their prayer is that they would be a light to the darkness that has divided people and the Church for decades.

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Awaken one more person to Jesus Christ.

his love.

Showing His love is done best when we joyfully SERVE OUR CITY so that God’s love can shine bright for all to see. A church that stays within its four walls isn’t a church at all. We don’t go to church we ARE the Church. Life is meant to be lived with other people in mind. Actually, we believe that when we serve others, God can use our big and small sacrifices to make a big impact if we are willing to collaborate and lock arms with others. Serving the mission and dreams of community organizations and partnering with schools is where our mission begins.

Matthew 5:16 – “… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”

his plans.

Our SUNDAY GATHERINGS are designed with people from all walks of life in mind. We believe if you want to reach people no one is reaching, you have to do things and go places others are not. We have a passion for sharing the Scriptures and are committed to communicating God’s story in creative and inspirational ways. Each message is designed to help you grow closer to our Creator who desires to walk in relationship with you. We also prioritize a safe and vibrant ministry for kids led by volunteers who are passionate about investing in the next generation.

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Next Steps.

We love to CELEBRATE progress. Our dream mission is to help people grow into FULLY ALIVE and healthy followers of Jesus. Change and growth isn’t automatic and doesn’t always happen quickly. Through NEXT STEPS we support and encourage you in taking steps on your journey to see God’s greatest plans become your reality and purpose. You never have to worry about being perfect here. None of us are. It’s okay not to be okay but it is not okay to continue not being okay. Let’s walk together and watch God do the AMAZING!

Galatians 5:25 – “If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”

to Lead.

It’s not difficult to see the challenges facing our world today. Look around. Situations cry out for more leadership are everywhere, in Detroit and beyond. Most of us have something where we’d like to see greater leadership, more action and better outcomes. That’s where we come in. As you became part of the DREAM TEAM of Arise Church we are committed to equipping you in your pursuit of personal dreams God has given you. Through a shared adventure, growing in healthy relationships and in teams, God is going to raise up and send out leaders to change the world from 8 Mile in Detroit.

Matthew 28:19 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

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