Raising resilient leaders who inspire the next generation and renew broken places
RISING LEADERS CINCINNATI
Rising Leaders is a holistic leadership development program helping kids from hard places discover and develop their God-given leadership talent. They want to be used by God to participate in His restoring, redemptive work in the world. Having heard Christ’s proclamation of good news, and beginning to experience the abundant life that He offers, Rising Leaders releases them from generational poverty, and equips them as leaders in His life-giving work, foretold by the prophet Isaiah, to “renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.”
"Being led by leaders just like me is...priceless."
The inaugural class of 8 Rising Leaders in April 2018 reflect the community from whence they came, growing up in more toxic homes than 88% of America. Out of the ashes of single parents, scarcity, and abuse, these 8 Rising Leaders, two years later, are overcoming the gravity of their childhood despair: 4 out of 5 graduates are in college, 1 has entered the Trades, 3 are ministry leaders, 7 are active in their faith communities.
Today, there are 20 Rising Leaders: 6 college students, 3 in the Trades, 2 entering Armed Services, (6 Young Life Leaders, 2 of whom are in their 3rd year of leading), 5 who will enter New Leader Training this Fall, and 2 positioning themselves towards emotionally healthy spirituality so they can lead from strength.
Imagine what the city will look like when hundreds of Rising Leaders are in our neighborhoods, businesses, and youth organizations.