God Lovers who
Bring the Light of Jesus
Where Did Son Rise Come From?
Son Rise began meeting in at the Golden Corral (Now Plaza Azteca) in May of 1987 as a small group of friends who wanted to learn how to Love God and shine His light on the Outer Banks. It's been quite a journey since then!
Who are our Leaders?
Son Rise's Leadership is shared among:
Our Elders – The Spiritual Shepherds of our Church.
Meet Our Elders
Our Staff – The Organizational leadership of our Church.
Meet Our Pastor
Volunteer Leaders - Individuals who organize various ministries and teams
Meet our other staff and volunteer leaders
What We Believe
Son Rise Church of Christ has its roots in the “Restoration Movement”, a movement of non-denominational churches who are committed to simply being Christians who live by the Bible. We have no denominational affiliations and ascribe no Creed but Christ, and no book but the Bible. Our goal is to help people who are far from God learn about his love and forgiveness and lead them to accepting Jesus as their Lord.
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. God loves mankind as his special creation. He has eternally existed in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19)
Jesus is God in the flesh. He came to earth, lived a sinless human life, and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to judge the hearts of man. (Matthew 1:22-23 Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5 & 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)
About The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is God’s Spirit, that interacts with mankind. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks walk in step with him daily. (II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13 & 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12 & 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)
About The Bible:
The Bible is God’s Word to all mankind. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160 & 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; I John 2:25 & 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Those accepting Christ should believe, repent of sin, confess their faith, and be baptized into Him. (Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 5:8; Romans 10:9; Acts 2:38)
About the Church:
The church is the worldwide body of everyone who believes in Jesus. The Bible describes the church as a body with Jesus as the head (like a ruler); a Kingdom with Jesus as the King; and even a bride with Jesus as the groom! When we say, “the church” we are referring to a group of people, not a building or a facility.