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Engage 2014
Rise Up! | July 11, 2014

What an incredible impact a youth group from Flora, Illinois had on Rise Up! this week. A new group visits us each summer through “Engage” – a service oriented mission of the Christian Church. Around 350 students were staying at Milligan College and serving throughout the Johnson City area. They accomplished over 700 volunteer hours […]

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The 1st Mentoring Marathon!
Rise Up! | April 30, 2014

Rise Up! hosted the first Northeast Tennessee full marathon on Saturday, May 10. There was also a Run for Your Mother 5k. The marathon runners were able to run around the track at Bristol Motor Speedway! There was also a Mile Challenge where groups cheered on all the runners. 13 relay teams (one dressed as […]

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Rise Up! | February 12, 2014

As mentors it’s hard to see fruit at times in the early seasons of our relationships. Often days turn into years with just small buds of growth – just enough to keep us going. At our mentoring appreciation dinner, I asked the question, “How many seeds are in an apple?” The answer is 10-12 approximately. […]

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