Rise began in 2009 when a group of Texas State University students, desiring to see the body of Christ encouraged and connected on the Texas State campus, got together to pray. Out of that time came the concept of a retreat to give incoming freshman and transfer students a place to connect to ministries on campus and in the San Marcos area. The first Rise Retreat was held in August 2010 at Twin Oaks Ranch in Buda, Texas. After the retreat, students were assigned to mentors with the idea that these relationships would provide a place for counsel, prayer, encouragement and connection. Each step of the way, God has provided beyond measure both the people, through the volunteer efforts of students and contributions of faculty, and the resources to meet the needs of Rise.
This upcoming year is Rise Retreat's 8th anniversary. We are excited for the new students coming this year and to see how God moves in their hearts and lives. Join us!