Our Story

 

Pastor Matt Reece and his wife Carrie felt God calling them to plant a new church in April of 2017. In November of 2017 they committed to planting in Dyer, Indiana and in January 2018 were given the property at 704 Joliet Street for the purpose of starting a new church.
 
Matt and Carrie have almost 20 years of experience in church planting and church leadership. Matt”s passion is to help people discover their identity in Jesus and grow to become the man or woman of faith that God desires for them to be.
 

Our Partners

A partnership with The Solomon Foundation and Ignite Church Planting was created that would provide the strategic and financial support needed to make a new church a reality.
 

Our Name

We chose the name Rise Church in April of 2018.  “Rise” it is an action word that describes the elevated life of those who are in a saving relationship with God through Jesus. Through Christ we can rise above anything that is holding us down. Through Christ it can be our day to shine.
 

Our Beginning

Upon arriving at our new property an extensive remodel of the inside began.  We were fortunate to have some amazing volunteers, like John Moes and others, donate time and energy to transform our building.
 
We started building a team of volunteers to help launch this new church. These people prayed, worked on the facility, served in ministry areas, gave sacrificially, and invited family and friends to join in the journey. Rise Church is who we are because of our volunteers who made the dream a reality. We now call our volunteers our Dream Team.
 
Our team grew to about 18 adults prior to our first service. and on October 14, 2018 we opened our doors for our first official service.
 

Our Future

We are excited to be a part of something new in this region.  We love where we are as a new church but this is only the beginning not the destination.
 
You can be part of something new, something fulfilling, something that will make a difference for generations to come. Contact us and be part of our beginning and future.