Located near Eugene, Oregon, ARISE sits along the Willamette River in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. It's a beautiful and rich environment to discover the God of story and learn what it means to be a disciple.
ARISE is located in the Willamette Valley near Eugene, Tracktown USA and home of the University of Oregon.
The program runs from August 26 to November 23. Students should plan to arrive on August 26 to settle into their rooms.
Male and female student housing will be provided. Students should expect to share a room with a new friend.
Breakfast and lunch are provided Monday-Thursday. Students are responsible for supper and all meals from Friday-Sunday.
This includes tuition, accommodations, and meals. Cost of books is not included. Students not bringing a vehicles are responsible for a $300 fuel fee.Apply Now
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The application period for 2018 has ended.Applications for 2019 will open January 1, 2019.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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How long does it take to find out if I am accepted?
Once we receive a completed online application, application fee, and three references, we will typically review the application and email a final decision within one to two weeks. The longest wait is usually for reference forms, so applicants should be sure to ask their references to submit the online reference forms as soon as possible.
How does ARISE compare to other evangelism schools?
Because we have not done comparative research on any other program, the best way to see the difference between our program and any other is to compare the information (curriculum, instructors, philosophy, format, etc.) from each school. An important thing to note is that our primary goal is not to train Bible workers, pastors, or evangelists, though some of our graduates do follow those career paths. Rather, our goal is to develop disciples and strengthen their relationships with Christ. Most of our students do not come with the purpose of going into full-time ministry. Though some feel called to full-time ministry after the program, most graduates go back to their schools, churches, and communities as lay members who have a passion to spread the gospel.
What is the typical age of the people in the program?
We only accept students that are at least 18 years old by the time the program begins. However, there is no age limit in our program. The majority of our students are typically between 18-30, but we've also had students in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and beyond.
What is the size of the class?
We usually plan our class sizes to be around 25-30 students, which allows for an ideal student-to-teacher ratio.
Can I get college credit for going through the ARISE program?
ARISE is not an accredited school. Therefore, we cannot guarantee college/university credit for completing the program. Although ARISE is able to issue a transcript, it is at the discretion of each receiving school whether or not the credits will be accepted for transfer. Currently, Andrews University is the only school that has officially partnered with us to accept the completion of the ARISE program for transfer credits. You must contact Andrews University for the credit amount.
Does ARISE hire graduates or place them in ministry positions?
We do not hire graduates and cannot guarantee full- or part-time ministry positions elsewhere after the completion of the program. However, we occasionally receive calls from churches, conferences, or ministries with job opportunities, and these are shared with our alumni network.
What am I equipped to do after the program?
ARISE is a discipleship training program that aims to teach the loving character of God through the biblical narrative and to give instruction on how to be an effective witness for Christ. Lord willing, this will result in our students going back to their jobs, schools, and churches as on-fire disciples for Jesus. Some graduates feel called by God to go into full-time ministry, and our program can help build a foundation for that. However, our primary goal is to equip people to be disciples in any career path they pursue or walk of life.
Does ARISE help international students get a visa?
Since ARISE is not an accredited school, attendees of our program are not officially students from an immigration standpoint. Therefore, they do not need a special visa for international students, such as an I-20. International attendees typically apply for a visitor or tourist visa, such as a B-1 or B-2. Some countries allow their citizens to be in the United States for up to six months without requiring a visa. Prospective attendees need to contact their country’s immigration office for details. At the time of acceptance, ARISE will provide international attendees with an official invitation letter, which includes dates, housing information, ARISE’s address, a description of the program, etc.
Can I work or study while attending ARISE?
Due to the very intense schedule and the need to be focused throughout the program, students are not allowed to work or take other classes while attending ARISE.
Does ARISE have work that I can do to put towards my tuition?
We do not have any positions available before, during, or after the program for students. Our tuition policies state that all tuition amount must be paid before the start of the program.