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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Lauren's Story

We met Lauren in the spring of 2012 as a student on one of our Spring Break Expeditions in Baltimore, MD. After spending just one week with us, she decided to spend an entire summer with us. This month we wanted to share with you how her life was impacted by One 18 Movement through her own words:

Student Experience: My experience with One 18 as a student was a little unusual because I didn't go on an expedition during the summer tour. I had grown up in church and been on several mission trips before, so I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect for the week. Boy was I wrong. I can remember walking into the church, meeting Jason and Rebekah for the first time, getting handed a schedule for the week, and thinking "What did I get myself into?" Our days were filled with early mornings, late nights, training sessions, service projects, and outreaches. I wasn't sure if my classmates and I were going to make it through the week, but I decided to have a good attitude and take on the challenges the week would bring. When we started training the next day, I could tell there was something different about the way One 18 approached ministry. They were so focused on Jesus and their passion and excitement about the Gospel was contagious. After going through training and doing outreaches with the One 18 team, I knew this was something that I wanted to be a part of. On our last night in Baltimore, Jeff and Jason talked to us about the summer internship and God placed this overwhelming sense of peace in my heart and I knew that I was supposed to join the team for these summer of 2012. I was excited to see what God had in store for me that upcoming summer.

Read more: Lauren's Story

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