Our Story

How it all started...

In April of 2017, during a season of prayer and fasting Pastor Matt Reece and his wife Carrie felt God calling them to plant a new church. Shortly thereafter a conversation took place with Ignite Church planting and in November of 2017 they committed to planting in Dyer, Indiana.  The property at 704 Joliet Street was once a former church who decided to close and make room for a new church.  They donated their building and assets for the purpose of seeing a new church begin.  Matt and Carrie Reece took possession of the property in January 2018.

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.
 

Expanding the vision...

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.
 
In April 2018 the new church was named Rise Church.  “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.
 
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.

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.

Where we are headed...

 We want to help people take their next steps toward God and see lives changed and a region transformed.  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.

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.

You can be part of something new, something fulfilling, something that will make a difference for generations to come. Join us and be part of our beginning and future.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:30 am and 11 am.