We are receiving applications now for Riza 2021!
Riza is a 6 month post-high school program designed for young adults (17+) who desire to be “rooted and built up in Christ” (Colossians 2:7).
The Riza Experience is based in Corvallis, Oregon in partnership with a micro-church network called The Hive Communities. Riza will expose students to a collage of learning experiences meant to challenge their thinking through practical and spiritual instruction, and stretch their physical capacities through service projects, adventure trips and team building exercises. Our aim is for students to know God, understand themselves, rely on a faith community, and lovingly serve the people and places they inhabit. Like the name (riza means root), the hope of The Riza Experience is to release young adults to “take root downward and bear fruit upward” (Isaiah 37:31) for the glory of Jesus and for the rest of their lives.
"RIZA is adventure-therapy. I had a lot of fun and experienced connection and healing in ways that I thought were impossible. The time I spent with them was probably one of the most transformative and exciting 6 months of my life so far."
"Riza is a great program that helped me cultivate a strong relationship with God and helped me grow in community and the Lord. I learned what it means to rest and how to find peace in the midst of a chaotic world. I can definitely say that the Riza staff and students have become a family for me!"
"God taught me so much about Himself, His character, His ways, His foundation of truth, and how to follow in His footsteps. I would never go back."
"Through Riza I have learned more of who I am and who the Lord is. I have been rooted deeper in truth, and I now walk with the confidence and strength of Christ. Riza has accelerated my walk with Jesus in leaps and bounds."
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Learn | Live | Reach
Riza immerses students in discipleship as a lifestyle, not just as head knowledge.
Due to potential COVID related travel restrictions/uncertainty, we will determine the details of Phase 3 and graduation dates during Phase 1.Riza PhasesMeet the Team
Be the Light
Riza participants will be encouraged to join the Hive Communities for worship. With opportunities to use their gifts, it is a great way to plug into the community of believers.
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