arise. gathering has been born out of the belief that there are many young women are called to ordained leadership but have unanswered questions - Is God really calling me?  What does it look like for young women to lead churches?   How would leading a church work alongside my relationships and family life?   

We also sensed that there were HTB network leaders asking questions about the young female leaders in their congregations - How do I encourage, mentor and empower these women into ordained church leadership?  Where could I point them to for inspiration and input?

arise is co ordinated by Rachel Bedford and Sarah McDonald both ordained women in the HTB network