“Because Jesus is risen, the Gospel renews, unites and compels us.”
The Gospel renews us.
The Gospel message is the good news about the redemptive work of God, restoring and renewing all that is broken in this world. We are renewed in how we relate to God, to each other and creation itself. In the Gospel, we find true life, purpose, meaning, and hope.
“Behold, I am making all things new.” (Revelation 21:5)
The Gospel unites us.
The Gospel unites imperfect people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities into the family of God. We believe in the beautiful diversity and incredible unity in Christ.
“Behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb…” (Revelation 7:9)
The Gospel compels us.
The Gospel gives us a calling bigger than ourselves to love and serve the good of the world. We serve our families, communities, marketplaces & cities through our God-given talents, resources, goods, time and passions.
“You are the salt of the earth and you are the light of the world. ” (Matthew 5:13-14)
STATEMENT OF FAITH
Risen Church affirms the historic Nicene Creed as our primary statement of faith. All orthodox streams of Christianity affirm this creed, which dates back to the 4th century. It is more than an intellectual checklist of doctrines. It is a confession of worship that forms us as the people of God and draws us together into the life of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Nicene Creed
We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. We believe in one holy catholic2 and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.”
Our Theological Statement
We recognize that every generation highlights particular theological beliefs to meet their missional needs, Risen Church has adopted a Theological Statement which is consistent with the teachings of Scripture and the Nicene Creed, and which informs our mission in San Diego.
We also affirm:
The Bible is the unique, divine inspiration, entire trustworthiness, and authority of the Bible. It is the inspired Word of God, revealing God’s character, humanity’s need of salvation, and God’s purposes in redemption and the renewal of all things. The Bible conveys God’s message of living hope, the gospel of salvation for humanity and restored creation in his coming kingdom. We believe that the Bible is sufficient for all that God requires for us to believe and do and authoritative over every domain of knowledge to which it speaks.
The value and dignity of all people: created in God’s image to live in love and holiness, designed for a rich, intimate relationship with God, but alienated from God and each other because of our sin and guilt, and justly subject to God’s wrath.
Justification by God’s grace to all who repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation. The indwelling presence and transforming power of the Holy Spirit, giving to all believers new life and a new calling to obedient service, inviting them into an intimate relationship with God, nurtured through the practice of individual and corporate spiritual and emotional disciplines.
The unity of all believers — reconciled across gender, racial, ethnic, and class differences, manifest in worshiping and witnessing churches, making disciples throughout the world.
The equal value and authority of men and women, designed as equal partners in the stewardship of creation, intended for mutual flourishing in heterosexual marriage or singleness, and equally called into ministry in church and in the world.
PASTOR & CHURCH PLANTER
Lead Pastor & Church Planter
Martin is a San Diego native. He received a B.A. from Cal State San Marcos and a Masters in Theological Studies from Bethel Seminary San Diego. His ministry experience includes 10 years as the Area Director of San Diego North Young Life and 3 years as an intern with the Harbor Church Planting Network. His experiences groomed and led him to plant and pastor RISEN Church. RISEN was planted on April 2, 2016. Martin is married to Angela and they have two daughters (Addison is 7 & Isabelle is 3).
The Management team provides oversight, accountability, and direction for the Pastor and local leadership.
- Martin Cachero (Pastor)
- Matt Heinricy (Chairman)
- Kevin Davenport (Secretary)
- Greg Loy (Treasurer)
- Luke Crosby
- Matt Alman
The Vision team works alongside the pastor and staff to strategically accomplish the vision of Risen church. Their main focus is on three areas at Risen: 1) Language & Culture, 2) Finances, & 3) Systems and Processes
- Kevin Davenport
- Greg Loy
- Kim Andranovich
- Jennifer Cooluris
- Marcus Curtis
The staff lead various ministry teams and are responsible for recruiting, training and developing volunteers.
- Angela Cachero: Music/ Band
- Kirsten Loy: Connections & Small Groups
- Nichole Mays: Children’s Program
- Jessica Thompson: Women’s Ministry
- Travis Agustin: Men’s Ministry
- Caitlyn Gajo: Mercy Ministry
- Jessica Delgado (Young Life partnership): High School Program