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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
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Rescued

Have you ever felt trapped before? There are moments when we are having a good time and we don't want things to end, especially when we are on vacation. At other times, it appears to be so bad that we don't know how to get out. Winter storm Jonas dumped over two feet of snow at my house and snowed us in. As we tried to get plowed out for days, there was a temptation at times to lose hope. The Holy Spirit reminded me that we always have hope in Christ. God will take care of us. His promise is found in Matt 6:31-32 which says, "So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them." After many plow guys falling through, God provided, and someone plowed us out. At that moment, we felt like we were rescued. It may not be snow, but in many ways, people feel trapped everyday. They live their lives without hope or don't expect to be rescued. They are lost. Matt 9:35-38 says, "When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. As the Lord of the harvest, therefore to send out workers into his harvest field." Jesus had compassion, and we need to have compassion. Remember we have the power of God in us to rescue people from darkness and bring them into the light. The harvest is truly plentiful, the question is, 'Are you working in his harvest field?' I want to encourage you to live out the greater purpose in your life an reach the lost. Time is short and Jesus is coming back soon, so we have little time to waste before its too late. Ask God right now to lead you to someone who needs to be rescued by His grace.

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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