Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

OKUMF Arise Gathering


Arise is ministry of the Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation. It is presented in a one-day format with multiple churches attending. A church should bring its pastor and as many lay leaders as possible. If a church has further interest, a Foundation representative will be available to coach as needed when you implement Arise.

The basic format for Arise contains material that Mike has taught for years at various levels. However, it has not been compiled into one presentation until now.

With a rough outline, no concept of a logical order, and no name, we decided to spend time in prayer. In fact we used the basic questions you will find in the 7 Days of Prayer section and later adapted them for Arise. Once we finished our time of prayer; the name Arise became clear, the sequence fell into place, and we began to share the idea with pastors and leaders in our conference. Their support and excitement confirmed that we were on a good path.

Today, Arise is being shared with Oklahoma churches as well as other conferences and church leaders. Our hope and prayer is that any church facing declining trends in generosity and age of members consider Arise.


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September 28

9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

OKUMF Office

4201 N Classen Boulevard

Oklahoma City, OK 73118




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