Our Vision

Our Mission

About Us

Our Goals

We set 3 goals to help accomplish our mission to reach our vision.

  • Equip


    Goal 1 - Relationship with the Church
    We want to work alongside the local church to inspire the body to reach the lost through training and equipping. We find creative ways to reach the lost in every community through our Expeditions, Excursions and Push Back Conferences.
  • Reach


    Goal 2 - Relationship with the Community
    We reach through missional outreaches focused on presenting the gospel at our block parties, mega sports camps, park outreaches. We also reach through community based events focused on building relationship at our movie nights, outreach assistance, and service projects.. Through all these events, we building relationships with the community and bringing them the message of truth.
  • Network


    Goal 3 - Relationship with Leaders
    As we partner with the church, we desire to establish coaching, consulting, and sponsorship relationships. We help our network churches by setting volunteer structures, coaching staff members, building teams, leadership development and strategic planning.
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Same Power

We have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. I am especially thankful for the Holy Spirit. I have been reflecting on the verse that is found in Romans 8:11. It says, " And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you." What fascinates me about this verse is that the same power that raised Jesus from the grave is in us! That's pretty powerful! If I were to meditate on this in the morning when I get up instead of what my personal agenda for the day was, I believe that my perspective for the day would be much better. It would cause me to be less stressed, be more productive, more motivated, more loving (because loving your neighbor can be hard sometimes), and much more. Why? Because God has given us his Holy Spirit to empower us. His Spirit leads and guides us and is the voice of truth. Galatians 5:25 says, "Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's leading in every part of our lives." The Holy Spirit will lead us and He is all-powerful to bring life to anyone and any situation. Let the Spirit speak to you and show you where you are to evangelize and spread the "Good News" of Christ. Don't walk around powerless and consumed with the busyness of this season, tap in the life giving power of the Holy Spirit and bring dead things to life! Don't only celebrate the birth of Christ, celebrate the Holy Spirit!

The Team

Jason

Jason Rising

Founder and President

As an evangelistic communicator, he has traveled extensively for almost 20 years to speak at retreats, services, mission trips, and evangelistic outreaches. Gifted with the unique ability to train todays leaders, Jason is passionate about equipping others to reach the lost.

Teri

Teri Rising

Ministry Coordinator

Feeling the call of God on her life, she graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Youth Ministry in 1994. She joined her future husband Jason in 1996 to head up Holy Hands ministry, after it’s first year in existence. Teri has traveled and done speaking with the ministry as well as in the local church.

Rebekah

Rebekah Reese

One18 Outreach Director

Rebekah is from New Castle, PA. She went to college at Valley Forge Christian College, graduating in ’09 with a BA in Christian Ministry. She came on staff with One18 in September of ’09. Rebekah is continually blessed with the opportunity to lead and serve on staff.

Jeff

Jeff Dean

RLI Director

Jeff Dean is the director of Remedy Leadership Institute (RLI) located at Freedom Life Church in Christiana, PA. RLI is “Practical Leadership Redefined”, providing academic training and hands-on leadership application in multiple ministry venues.

Alie

Alison Dean

RLI Director

After graduating from Valley Forge Christian College in 2001, Alison helped lead and pastor youth along side her husband in Wilkes-Barre, PA for 8 1/2 years. She is now the co-director of Remedy Leadership Institute (RLI).

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Keretzman

Booking and Logistics Coordinator

Elizabeth joined our team part-time in September of 2013 as our Booking and Logistics Coordinator. After graduating from CFNI in 2008, Elizabeth helped with a church plant in Texas then in 2011 moved back to Pennsylvania where she currently serves on the Youth Staff at her church.

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Read the Stories

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  • “I consider the One18 Movement is directed towards those not already connected with the church. They have helped train our students in peer-to-peer evangelism and in street ministry, that is both relevant and authentic. In a church culture filled with production and disconnectedness with society, their training was essential in both teaching our students how to talk about their faith in authentic and non-threatening ways and in teaching our students about meeting the needs of the world around them.”

    Kevin Mattison - Associate Pastor Mosaic Church
  • “I have always appreciated the professionalism and creativity displayed by Jason Rising and the One18 Movement. Additionally, any teams he has ever brought with him in ministry have not only been excellent, but they've been incredible servant-ministers.”

    Rich Jones - The Element Church Pittsburgh, PA
  • “The One18 Movement maintained a level of excellence in training and preparing our students for ministry--while also balancing it with ministering to the students in a valuable, effective way that they will carry with them after the experience.”

    Brandon Ward - Oasis Christian Center Staten Island, NY
  • “Life changing doesn't begin to describe the One 18 leadership experience. While reflecting on my experience this summer I can truly see the incubator God placed me in. I was stretched, I was molded, and I grew immensely. I learned so many new skills that I never thought I would, along with developing strengths that became evident to me while on this journey. Gods plan is truly so much greater than I can imagine and it was a blast being a part of it. Through hands on leadership training, organic relational evangelism, and spiritually focused outreach God used One 18 to grow me as a leader and bring me so much closer to him! ”

    Duncan Oleshak - Summer Leadership Experience