Ararat Church of Christ: Rise-Up! Men's Group


Rise-Up! is a group for men. Yes, only men, no girls allowed. Sorry girls, we still love you lots, but sometimes men need to take time out to spend together on our own. Men understand men the best. We are living in an increasingly feminised world in which men are expected to act a certain way, talk a certain way, walk a certain way, even smell a certain way.

Society today is trying to put men in a box, giving us a list of "shoulds" and "ought to do's" to live by. Men are losing heart and most men are tired and bored. I believe we see so much disrespect and violence against woman and children, alcohol and drug abuse, dishonesty, lack of trustworthiness, apathy to work and a general lack of character amongst men, because a lot of men are frustrated and have lost their true identity and purpose in life.

The purpose of Rise-Up! is to create an environment where men can come together, building great friendships and a trust whereby men can share their highs and lows in life. At Rise-Up! we challenge and encourage each other to achieve our goals and ultimate purpose in life. Together we learn and discover what we as men want out of life. Together we rediscover our masculine hearts and become Real Men of courage and character.

Our motto is "Rise-Up and Build"! Together we want to encourage men to Rise-Up and reclaim their God-given role in life. Men need to Rise-Up and be Real Men again, building strong family values and unity, building a strong foundation for the next generation to build their lives on. Society benefits when men Rise-Up! and live lives of purpose, respect and courage.

"God has made the masculine heart, set it within every man, and thereby offers him an invitation: Come, and live out what I meant you to be." - John Eldredge

At Rise-Up! we want to encourage men to live life to its fullest.

Albert Schweitzer couldn't have said it better: "The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives."

Rise-Up! meets once a month on a Saturday and we have something different planned for each month of the year. Activities vary from the more sedate breakfast, to more adventurous activities like abseiling, hiking, target shooting, fishing and much more. We will also have games nights in the shed and at some stage we are planning to roast a lamb on a spit. Once a year we also have a men's camp which should not be missed at all costs.

All men age 16 and up are welcome! Yes, if you are 16 we do consider you man enough to join us.

Dates for Rise-Up! Men's Group activities can be found on our Church Calendar.

Hope you can join us!

Services Overview

Our services begin at 10 am each Sunday and all are welcome. Primary school children are invited to stay in the main service as we worship and then leave to participate in the Discovery (Sunday School) program.

  • All Discovery leaders have a current Working With Children Card.

Contact Us

If you need further information about our church, our ministries, or services, please contact us as follows:

Address: 86 High Street, Ararat, Victoria, 3377
Telephone: 03 5352 2435
E-mail: tony.llewellyn@hotmail.com