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Rise Up Christian Counseling

Our mission is to connect people with the Truth of the Gospel and how to apply Biblical Standards to the struggles that real people face through counseling and education!

aka Rise Up Ministries MS   |   Ackerman, MS   |  www.riseupministriesms.org
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Rise Up Christian Counseling

EIN: 84-4171128


Mission

Our Specific Purpose as a Ministry The specific purpose for which the corporation is organized is to teach and preach the gospel through speaking engagements at religious venues, provide biblical counseling, conduct evangelistic and humanitarian activities, produce and distribute Christian literature, offer bible based classes, license and ordain ministers of the gospel, promote education and development, support missions and to also engage in activities which are necessary, suitable or convenient for the accomplishment of that purpose, or which are incidental thereto or connected therewith which are consistent with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3), Internal

Ruling year info

2021

President

John Conn

Vice President

Emiley Conn

Main address

234 Lebanon Rd

Ackerman, MS 39735 USA

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EIN

84-4171128

Subject area info

Addiction services

Mental health counseling

Religion

Family counseling

Population served info

Religious groups

Economically disadvantaged people

Incarcerated people

Military personnel

Emergency responders

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Counseling Ministry

Our Goal, Our Vision, Our Commitment
Our Goal
To connect our counselees and our community to the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ. We are confident that through Scriptures and the power of His Spirit, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4). It is our joy to help real people, with real problems using the Bible.
Our Vision
Is larger than a few one-on-one meetings with a counselor. Rarely does change happen in isolation. As a part of counseling, we will likely encourage you to be involved in the life of a local church in a variety of ways as we walk together. Our approach to counseling focuses on helping you identify how your beliefs, values, and desires (Prov. 4:23; Matt 6:21; Luke 6:45) express themselves in your emotions, relationships, decision making, and identity.
Our Commitment
As a counseling ministry is to offer counseling services to our counselees and community neighbors in Ackerman, Mississippi, and surrounding counties and/or through

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
People with psychosocial disabilities
Religious groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups, Incarcerated people, Working poor, Low-income people

Related Program

Counseling Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of support group services offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Religious groups, Substance abusers, Incarcerated people, Working poor, Low-income people

Related Program

Counseling Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Counseling Ministry

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our Specific Purpose as a Ministry
The specific purpose for which the corporation is organized is to teach and preach the gospel through speaking engagements at religious venues, provide biblical counseling, conduct evangelistic and humanitarian activities, produce and distribute Christian literature, offer bible based classes, license and ordain ministers of the gospel, promote education and development, support missions and to also engage in activities which are necessary, suitable or convenient for the accomplishment of that purpose, or which are incidental thereto or connected therewith which are consistent with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3), Internal Revenue Code.
Our Goal, Our Vision, Our Commitment
Our Goal
To connect our counselees and our community to the life-transforming power of Jesus Christ. We are confident that through Scriptures and the power of His Spirit, God has given us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4). It is our joy to help real people, with real problems using the Bible.
Our Vision
Is larger than a few one-on-one meetings with a counselor. Rarely does change happen in isolation. As a part of counseling, we will likely encourage you to be involved in the life of a local church in a variety of ways as we walk together. Our approach to counseling focuses on helping you identify how your beliefs, values, and desires (Prov. 4:23; Matt 6:21; Luke 6:45) express themselves in your emotions, relationships, decision making, and identity.
Our Commitment
As a counseling ministry is to offer counseling services to our counselees and community neighbors in Ackerman, Mississippi, and surrounding counties and/or throughout the world. As a counseling ministry, we are committed to help others glorify God with their thoughts, words, and actions through the community of faith. This is made possible by the redemptive power of Jesus Christ, the pastoral counseling in which the Scriptures are held as the final authority in all matters. If you are not sure you will be interested in Biblical counseling, it is suggested that you attend one or two counseling sessions to discover how Biblical counseling may help you.

How are we going to help communities with counseling and education?
Our goal is to implement a collaborative approach with the church and community leaders!

We want to bring together community leaders, faith leaders, and other community resources to help reduce the stigma of mental health and addiction by teaching the leaders how to respond and identify mental health and addictions within the church and community.

We want to create training programs and educational opportunities for leaders to partake in and grow their understanding so they can help the congregation and community by,

1. Faith and community leaders can help educate individuals and families about mental health

2. Increasing awareness of mental health issues and making it easier for people to seek help.

3. Community connectedness and support, like that found in faith-based and other neighborhood organizations, are also important to the long-term recovery of people living with mental illnesses.

What we can do:

1. Educate your communities and congregations. Promote awareness by educating the members of your communities and congregations about mental health issues through educational forums and other opportunities Invite local mental health experts – including those who have experienced mental illness – to speak with your congregation or at community gatherings. Share facts and common myths about mental health. Support the development of a trauma-informed community. Trauma often lies beneath seemingly unrelated problems. Organize additional meetings, dinners, or other gatherings for members of your congregation or community to have conversations about mental health.

2. Identify opportunities to support people with mental illnesses. Religious and other community organizations can play an important role in supporting individuals living with mental illnesses and encouraging them to seek help.

3. Connect individuals and families to help. Strengthen the connections within your community to mental health services and support and enhance linkages between mental health, substance abuse, disability, and other social services.

4. Promote acceptance of those with mental health issues. The voices of leaders and members of faith-based and other community organizations can greatly influence attitudes about mental health conditions and those who experience them.

5. Offer free counseling to the cases that the church may feel like they cannot handle!

6. Offer free counseling to the community and develop resources!

7. Offer Group counseling, Small Groups, Education Groups, Community Events to help foster a connection and place that people fit in!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

Rise Up Christian Counseling

Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rise Up Christian Counseling

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $8,475
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $8,475
Expenses
Program Services $8,406
Administration $0
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $8,406

Rise Up Christian Counseling

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $0
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $69

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President

John Conn

Fueled by a deep passion for the Lord, he devotedly dedicated his life to a distinctive counseling ministry. In January 2019, through prayerful consideration, he officially launched Rise Up Christian Counseling. Serving as the Senior Pastoral Counselor, John plays a pivotal role, in offering teaching, leadership, and guidance to the entire ministry. In January 2022, the ministry added Rise Up Ministries Mississippi to reach people on all levels not just counseling. April 2023, Rise Up Ministries Mississippi was able to secure a home by a generous donation of use of facilities and we pray that we continue to grow and make an impact in the community. With over a decade of experience in the counseling field, John is recognized for his innovative communication approach. His unique talent lies in bringing the Bible to life through vivid illustrations infused with humor and practical life applications. John's down-to-earth style, relevance, genuine love for others, and fervor for facilitat

Vice President

Emiley Conn

My life's purpose is an unwavering pursuit of God's plan, utilizing the gifts He bestowed upon me to bring glory to His kingdom. I am a devoted child of God, a loving wife, mother, stepmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Currently serving as a deputy clerk at a tax office and holding the position of Secretary/Women's Leader/Youth Leader at Rise Up Ministries Mississippi, I am deeply involved in my faith community. With a lifelong passion for working with children and youth, I express my devotion to God through creative means such as music, drama, and sign language in worship. Imperfect as I am, I strive to reflect God's love in all my interactions. My mission is to serve others with a love that mirrors God's, always aiming to spread the Good News and share the Word, showcasing the goodness of God.

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Board of directors
as of 01/11/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

John Conn

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Term: 2019 -

Emiley Beth Conn

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Cary W Rushing

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Trinity Davidson

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Brent McKnight

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Tobi Hardin

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Brooke Vibrock

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/11/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability