The Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church has offered this "walk-through" pageant since 1996. it begins in the Collegedale Church sanctuary and continues across the campus of Southern Adventist University. Casual dress and comfortable shoes are encouraged for the leisurely, less-than-a-mile walk. Be prepared for a warm day and bring water to keep yourself hydrated.
SonRise is offered each year the Saturday before Easter.
To reach the non-Christians in our local community. What a powerful story we have to share with those who have never heard of the life-changing significance of Christ's time on earth (or who may have heard it, but rejected it).
To bring back former Christians of any denomination who may have been faithful Christians at some point but have now wandered from their faith.
To familiarize other Christian faiths with Seventh-day Adventists, letting them see that while we worship on Sabbath we do indeed believe the Bible, celebrate Christ's resurrection and to offer them awareness of other Adventist beliefs.
To reenergize Seventh-day Adventists who are struggling with their faith, reminding them of some of the most important parts of the gospel.
To offer our church members an opportunity for active service in sharing the gospel with their neighbors, family, and friends.
Directions & Maps
Directions from I-75 to Collegedale
Take Exit 9 (from North I-75 turn right after exit; from South I-75 turn left)
Follow Apison Pike for 4 miles
Right on Colcord Drive
Left on White Oak Drive
Cross University Drive to College Drive East
Left into the parking lot just past church
Parking will be available in the main Church parking lot. Parking attendants will be present to help you find a parking place.
Parking will also be available at Collegedale Academy and the Village Market, but require a short walk to the Church.
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If you're interested in learning how to offer a pageant in your area, please contact us. SonRise is happy to share a "How to Produce a Pageant" document we have been compiling the last several years. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SonRise 2021 is canceled due to COVID and restrictions on using Southern Adventist University’s campus during the pandemic. We pray that each of you stay well and safe during these trying times, and we hope to see you for SonRise 2022.