SENIOR PASTOR | OUR VISION | OUR VALUES | OUR MISSION | OUR BELIEFS | THE CHURCH WE SEE

Pastor Jonathan P. Galvante is a Husband, Father, Senior Pastor, Church Planter, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. His passion is simply to Let the World Know about Jesus! Preaching with a prophetic anointing for this generation it is apparent that a movement is on the rise. Whether he is speaking at Rise Church, Conferences or Gatherings- those in attendance are experiencing a fresh outpouring of God that leaves them forever changed. In each meeting revival is being born, the miraculous is taking place and those far from God are getting saved. It is his desire is to lead a generation of people in a radical pursuit after God.

Starting their first church at the age of 22 who would have known that this journey would take Pastor Galvante around the world. He has been fortunate to work and consult with Mega Churches to Mid-Sized Churches as well as Church Starts. Church Planting is his Heart!!! Over the last 15 years he has invested his life on the inner and outer workings of Restarting a Church, Developing a Launch Plan, Marketing & Branding, Budgets and even Starting a Church from Scratch with no people, no resources and even no experience. With a strong desire for church planting our vision is to see: Multiple Churches planted in Multiple Cities affecting Multiplied Thousands for Jesus. They will continue to oversee all of the churches that are planted through The Rise Church Network. It’s time to make a mark, change history and see a generation rise by becoming the true sermons of Jesus.

Pastor Jonathan P. Galvante holds a AA from Valor Christian College and a BA from Lincoln Christian University. He is currently working towards a MA in Divinity.

Mrs. Jacqueline Galvante holds a BA from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Journalism & Media Studies and a Minor Marketing.

Pastor Jonathan P. Galvante resides on the Island of Oahu in Makakilo, Hawaii with his wife Jacqueline and their four children.

 

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VISION STATEMENT | SO THAT THE WORLD MAY KNOW HIM


OUR VALUES

GUIDING PRINCIPLES IN BEING A LIFE GIVING CHURCH

 

+ CONNECTING TO GOD +

OUR WORSHIP EXPERIENCES ARE CREATED FOR PEOPLE TO CONNECT TO GOD. OUR BAND IS NOT HERE TO PERFORM BUT TO LEAD PEOPLE IN WORSHIPPING CHIRST THE KING. IN THESE MOMENTS WE BELIEVE THAT ALL WILL ENCOUNTER THE PRESENCE OF GOD.

+ BIBLICAL MESSAGES +

EACH WEEK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CONVEY GODS HOLY WORD IN A WAY THAT IS RELEVANT, PRACTICAL AND APPLICABLE WITHOUT LOSING BIBLICAL VALIDITY. WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS PREACHED SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES ALWAYS FOLLOW.

+ AUTHENTIC COMMUNITY +

WE EMPHASIZE SMALL GROUPS, WHICH WE CALL CIRCLES! IT IS WHERE FRIENDSHIPS BEGIN, DISCIPLESHIP HAPPENS AND COMMUNITY TAKE PLACE. THESE RELATIONSHIPS ARE VITAL AND WE KNOW THAT LIFE IS BETTER WHEN ITS DONE TOGETHER.

+ DISCOVERING PURPOSE +

WE ARE ALL CALLED TO SERVE, LOVE PEOPLE AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN. GOD HIS GIVEN EACH OF US A SPECIFIC GIFT, A TALENT AND PURPOSE IN LIFE. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP PEOPLE FULFILL THIER PURPOSE. WE ARE ALL DESTINED BY GOD TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

+ THE NEXT GENERATION +

EACH WEEK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CONVEY GODS HOLY WORD IN A WAY THAT IS RELEVANT, PRACTICAL AND APPLICABLE WITHOUT LOSING BIBLICAL VALIDITY. WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS PREACHED SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES ALWAYS FOLLOW.

+ GENEROUS HEARTS +

WE EMPHASIZE SMALL GROUPS, WHICH WE CALL CIRCLES! IT IS WHERE FRIENDSHIPS BEGIN, DISCIPLESHIP HAPPENS AND COMMUNITY TAKE PLACE. THESE RELATIONSHIPS ARE VITAL AND WE KNOW THAT LIFE IS BETTER WHEN ITS DONE TOGETHER.

+ JESUS IS AT THE CENTER +

WE ARE ALL CALLED TO SERVE, LOVE PEOPLE AND TO MAKE HIM KNOWN. GOD HIS GIVEN EACH OF US A SPECIFIC GIFT, A TALENT AND PURPOSE IN LIFE. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP PEOPLE FULFILL THIER PURPOSE. WE ARE ALL DESTINED BY GOD TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

+ GROWING HOLISTICALLY +

EACH WEEK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE CONVEY GODS HOLY WORD IN A WAY THAT IS RELEVANT, PRACTICAL AND APPLICABLE WITHOUT LOSING BIBLICAL VALIDITY. WHEN THE WORD OF GOD IS PREACHED SIGNS, WONDERS AND MIRACLES ALWAYS FOLLOW.

+ FAMILY FOCUSED +

WE EMPHASIZE SMALL GROUPS, WHICH WE CALL CIRCLES! IT IS WHERE FRIENDSHIPS BEGIN, DISCIPLESHIP HAPPENS AND COMMUNITY TAKE PLACE. THESE RELATIONSHIPS ARE VITAL AND WE KNOW THAT LIFE IS BETTER WHEN ITS DONE TOGETHER.


MISSION STATEMENT | LOVE GOD + LOVE PEOPLE + MAKE HIM KNOWN


OUR BELIEFS

RISE CHURCH STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

WE BELIEVE + The Bible to be the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, is infallible, and God’s word to man.
(2 Timothy 3:16)

WE BELIEVE + That Scripture teaches that there is only one and true living God who has chosen to reveal Himself as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10, 11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22)

WE BELIEVE + That man is a sinful being in need of redemption.
(Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:5; Ecclesiastes 7:29; John 6:44; Romans 5:12-21; 1 Corinthians 2:14)

WE BELIEVE + In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, that He is the Son of God and the son man, that He came to save men from condemnation of sin by offering His blood as an atonement and making it available to all who exercise faith in Him.
(Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31,35; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2Corinthians 5:21)

WE BELIEVE + That for salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential
(Luke 7:50, 24:27; Romans 10:13-15; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 2:15; Ephesians 2:8-9; 2 Timothy 1:9; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)

WE BELIEVE + The Scriptures ascribe to the Holy Spirit the acts and attributes of the works of God such as creation, inspiration, giving of life and sanctification are also ascribed to the Holy Spirit.
(Genesis 1:2; Job 33:4; Mark 3:29; John 16:8, 13; Acts 7:51, 10:19, 13:2-3,16:6; 1 Corinthians 2:11, 6:11-12; Ephesians 4:30; 1Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 1:21)

WE BELIEVE + In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is able to live a holy life and the present ministry of the Holy Spirit reveals God’s truth to the world and indwells believers to empower them for Godly living.
(Romans 8:5; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1John 2:29).

WE BELIEVE + That the baptism in the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask for it.  
(Joel 2:28; Acts 2:4)

WE BELIEVE + In the baptism of the Holy Spirit as the Spirit gives an utterance, known and unknown, to be one of the evidences of this experience. The operations of the gifts of the Spirit are to encourage people to live empowered and enabled. These gifts are manifested in our lives through faith and evidenced by Godly service.
(Acts 2:4; Acts 10:44-46; Acts 19:6; I Corinthians 12:4-11)

WE BELIEVE + That all mankind’s is subject to the death of the body as a result of original sin. Those who die outside of Christ will be punished in an eternal Hell, but those who die “in Him” shall share in His glory in Heaven forever.
(Daniel 12:2; Matthew 25:46; John 5:29; Jude 1:7; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Romans 5:12; Philippians 1:23)

WE BELIEVE + In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to everlasting life and the lost without
Christ to everlasting damnation.
(Matthew 24:31-46; Acts 24:15; Revelation 22:11).

WE BELIEVE + In the personal, imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
(Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

WE BELIEVE + Every blessing we receive from God comes through the merits of The Atonement (Jesus´ complete sacrifice for us on Calvary).
(Romans 5:11; James 1:16, 17)

WE BELIEVE + The redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing in result of faith believing prayer.
(Isaiah 53:5; James 5:14-15; 1 Peter 2:24)

WE BELIEVE + In the sacredness of marriage between one man and one woman and family commitment. We promote strong family values.
(Ephesians 5:31-33; Ephesians 6:1-4; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 19:5 Leviticus 18:22; Genesis 2:24)


HABAKKUK 2:2 | WRITE THE VISION + MAKE IT PLAIN + SO THEY MAY RUN WITH IT 


THE CHURCH WE SEE

INFLUENCING GENERATIONS GLOBALLY AND LOCALLY

 

A CHURCH that is innovative, creative, on the end of technology and constantly seeking ways to present a Gospel that is relevant, applicable, and understandable yet never losing the anointing and the all-powerful message of the Bible. We are not a church only for this generation but a church for all generations. For if we don’t adapt, change and grow we will cease to exist – We will thrive, be alive and be a place that cannot be ignored.

A CHURCH that pioneers an educational institution that is founded on the bible, faith and Jesus Christ; from preschool all the way through graduate school to bible colleges and theological seminaries. In turn we will infiltrate all streams of secular influence, shape cultures, impact entire generations and raise leaders with biblical world-views.

A CHURCH whose sound, passion and worship that is so inspiring that it will be heard not only in the state of Hawaii, our nation, but also throughout the Pacific Rim and the uttermost parts of the world; our song will awaken those far from Christ, cause followers to go deeper in Him, hearts will be moved and the Spirit of God will always have his liberty to touch all at any given moment, bring attenders and onlookers to the place where they will encounter Gods unquenchable and undeniable presence.

A CHURCH that is not only in one city or one nation but a church in many cities, in many nations from small villages to urban metropolises that is proclaiming one unified vision – Not only are we a local church but a global church establishing life giving communities of faith as God leads. We are a movement of God that cities, nations and the world cannot ignore.

A CHURCH that is financially supported scripturally without measure, walks in supernatural favor, with more than enough resources to accomplish anything and everything God leads us to do, practices kingdom principles investing in eternity rather than the temporal, not only believes in generosity but is generous, sows cheerfully, blessing others joyfully and always willing to give sacrificially. We give all because He gave all. We will always count the cost, be good stewards over the resources and never ever put a price tag on reaching those far from Christ.

A CHURCH that puts no limitations on God, expects Him to do the miraculous, a church whose faith achieves the impossible and sees the unbelievable. What God will do at Rise Church will be so mind blowing that the world will have to look pass us and say “It had to be God – because no man or people could have done this on their own.“ We will represent the Kingdom of God in dominion, authority and anointing – walking in our rightful place.

A CHURCH committed to the Great commission – willing to go beyond the confides and comforts of our walls to share the love of Christ, to declare His healing to the sick and bringing hope to all of hurting humanity. Local and Global; we will begin empowerment centers that become beacons of light that not only minister to the physical needs of man but also the spiritual needs. Our heart is to Make Him Known by proving it with action, doing whatever it takes, at any given moment and by any means necessary.

A CHURCH that leverages all tools for the glory of God; whether it be social media, printed press, film, radio, television or internet we will bring the message of Jesus through whatever avenue God allows us the privilege.

A CHURCH that is not ashamed to ever start small, to be faithful with whatever we have and will be grateful with wherever we are because we know that everything big, large and enormous ALL HAD A BEGINNING – Small! We will always be obedient to do whatever He says and will only walk through doors He opens because if He opens it no man can shut it.

A CHURCH with an apostolic calling, operating with a prophetic edge that is raw and uncensored, speaking life and not death; a people whose appetite for the word of God is unparalleled; a message so captivating, concise and clear that generations young and old alike are forever transformed. Where we experience a now word in season that produces life altering moments. We will never be unashamed of the power of the good news that causes change and what happens to us internally we boldly live out the Christ life externally.

A CHURCH that is 247 and 365 days on its face before God in prayer day and night, believing for the fire of God to inflame hearts of revival and restoration to sweep the islands and the entire Pacific Rim. Constantly and consistently lifting up the ministry and people of Rise in prayer and we believe that every good work, great success and accomplishment is in Him, through Him, by Him and for Him.

A CHURCH with multiplied thousands representing not only the nations of the world but the state of Hawaii; diversified with every race, every age, and every socio-economic level. Using our diversity as a launching pad that will enable us to function in unity, operate in complexity and show honor to all with no reservation.

A CHURCH patterned after Gods design and in sync with the intention of Gods creation to be one people, one body and one church. We will be unified at all fronts and at all cost we will not tolerate division and disunity for the calling of God on Rise is to great to compromise. We are a church unified by upholding one vision and with that unity we will see and experience unlimited, unprecedented and supernatural growth. We will be a church that not only represents the kingdom of God in the future but also the kingdom of God in the now.


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