A traveling worship team of BBC students
The RiSE team travels on behalf of BBC, making stops at locations across many states. The tours for each new team begin in May and continue throughout the summer and into the school year.

The name RiSE comes from the team’s purpose: To see Jesus’ name (which must increase) lifted higher to rise above all other names (which must decrease).

Keep up with RiSE on Facebook here.

RiSE uses music and art to help people realize the presence of God and to respond accordingly. As part of this, team members develop relationships of encouragement and create interest among future students by showing them how BBC can assist them in their life and global Christian leadership development.

  • Ministering to local churches, schools, and camps.

  • Training young people for global Christian leadership.

  • Building relationships with future students.

To learn more about RiSE, contact BBC Admissions at 800.451.7664 or admissions@bbc.edu.

Are you a BBC&S student interested in interviewing for RiSE? Click here.

Order the RiSE album "God is Able."




2013-2014 RiSE Team

2013-2014 RiSE Members

Front Row: Back Row: Karin Mowry (m,b,)
Sarah Walker (m,w,s) Traci Thompson (w) Kyle Sparkes (m,b,s)
Jacob Loper (m,b,s) Matt Snyder (m,w,s) Ethan Strickland (w)
Connor Ellsworth (m,b,s) Dan Beaulieu (w, s)  
BJ Greathouse (m,b,s) Steve Matulionis (m,w)  
Rachel Mowers (b) Asa Bartos (w) m= May Team; b= Blue Team;
Samantha Strickland (w) Suzanna Henzler (b,s) w= White Team; s=School Year Team


2013-2014 RiSE Tour Dates

Winter/Spring 2014    
January 10-12 Independent Bible Church Youth Winter Camp @ Camp Joy El Greencastle, PA
January 24-26 CBA Jr. High Retreat at Montrose Bible Conference (partial team) Montrose, PA
Jan. 31 – Feb. 1 Camp Bayouca (partial team) Smithville Flats, NY
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 Niagara Bible Conference Ice Jam Appleton, NY
February 7-9 Streamside Winter Blast (partial team) Stroudsburg, PA
February 7-9 Ogletown Baptist Winter Camp @ North Bay Adventure Conf. Center (partial team) Northeast, Maryland
February 14-16 Snow Camp @ Bethany Camp Sinclaireville, NY
February 21-23 CBA Sr. High Retreat at Rock Mountain Camp Gibson, PA
March 7-9 Multi-Youthgroup Retreat @ Rock Mountain Gibson, PA
March 21-22 Empire State Youth Seminar at Calvary Church Norwich, NY
April 3 Elmira Christian School Retreat at Rock Mountain Gibson, PA (partial team)
April 9–11 Radiate Student Missions Conference at BBC Clarks Summit, PA
April 27 Steamtown Church (a.m.service) Scranton, PA
May 1 Circle the Square with Prayer Wilkes Barre, PA

Keep checking our schedule as more dates will be added soon.

See past tour dates here.


Contact Geoff Ellsworth at gellsworth@bbc.edu.