Updated: May 21, 2020
Basic Church Information
Church: The Rising
Address: 10702 Jerry Seiner Road, South Jordan, Utah 84095
Church Website: http://therisingutah.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/therisingutah/
Did the church answer the questionnaire?
1. What is your church's official position on tithing?
Just as we observed in the Website Review, there aren’t many direct references to the law of tithing on this church’s website that we can find, with the exception of the words “Tithe and Offering” on their Give Page.
This to me means that they do believe in teaching the law of tithing, but we’ll have to do more digging in the church’s messages and sermons themselves to find out more.
2. Does your church have an official membership with a membership agreement or contract?
If you go to the Rising Church’s website, then click the “I’m New” page, there’s a sub-page entitled “What’s Next?” On this page, we can see that they do have a seminar called “Next” wherein which you learn “...what it means to belong to The Rising…” as a prerequisite for “Ownership” at the church, which is their term for membership at the church.
Scroll down further and it says this about “Ownership”:
“Ownership is about partnering with The Rising. We recommend you attend NEXT to get connected and then Ownership to become a member.”
Based on all of this, I think it’s safe to say that this church does have an official membership agreement and/or contract.
3. Is your church transparent with its financial information? How much does your church bring in through donations and tithing, plus additional income, and how is that money distributed?
I see nothing on the church’s website to suggest that this church is financially transparent. And since our emails were ignored, both by the main email address we were given and the lead pastor’s direct email address, which is listed on the website, I have a feeling we’ll never find out any of this information for sure.