What is rise?

You could say the early church was a church on the rise. In Acts 2 we read that they "continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers...And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved." This is where we get our vision for the church: to RISE.

Read. Invest. Surround. Engage.


We're READING God's Word regularly to know Him intimately. We believe the Bible is God's Word to us and we devote time regularly to reading it - not just to gain knowledge, but to grow in relationship with Him. One of the practical ways we do this at Refuge SLO is through our reading plan. You can check it out here - YOBL.



We're INVESTING our time and our resources worshipfully. Everything we have came from God, and He has invited us to play a part in His plan on the earth: the local church! We invest our time by volunteering to bless others and we invest our resources through financial giving. 

So how can you play a part in this? Simple: Pick a place, pick a percentage. Sign up to serve in one of our ministries and trust God with your resources. For where your treasure (time and resources) is, there your heart will be also!

Give Here

Volunteer Here


The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone. We were created for community! We believe that when we SURROUND ourselves with like-minded, godly believers, we are better positioned to grow into the people that God created us to be. 

So what's your next step? Come each weekend, worship, pray and get prayed for, and serve alongside others, and get plugged into our men's and women's groups.


We are ENGAGING our world with God's love. We love because He first loved us - and are dedicated to letting everyone know about the life-changing message of the Gospel. The Gospel changes lives and we're making every effort to reach our community and beyond. 

So how can you play a part in this? Take advantage of our outreach opportunities and engage in meaningful Christ-centered conversations with your neighbors, co-workers, and those you touch with your life!

Our vision to rise...

Our vision to "RISE" is founded in and guided by our beliefs. At Refuge Church San Luis Obispo, we look to God's Word, the Bible, to shape who we are and to set a course for our church.