BEAUTY . IDENTITY . VALUE
Our mission is to carry the truth about beauty, identity and value to girls and women in every culture.
Beauty Arise is an invitation for girls and women to rise up and follow Jesus. We exist to reach, teach, and encourage girls and women in the truth about their God-given beauty, identity and value. We do this through working with different ministries around Los Angeles, running Discipleship Training Schools, producing Christ-centered media, and organizing outreaches.
Beauty Arise started in the story of our founder, Jessica Hover. Jess came from a broken home and struggled with a lot of identity issues regarding being a woman. Coming to Jesus showed her who she was as a daughter of God and she became passionate about seeing other women she loved coming into the truth of who they were created to be. The more she traveled, the more she saw it wasn’t just an American issue, but the struggle with identity existed in women everywhere. In 2012 she and a group of friends got a vision to start Beauty Arise and be intentional about sharing the truth about identity with others.
The Beauty Arise team felt an impression from God from the beginning to reach people in fashion and entertainment. Everywhere they traveled they saw the impact of the fashion and entertainment industries had on the way girls saw themselves. This motivated the Beauty Arise team to serve with a ministry called Models For Christ and also to begin an outreach to Fashion Week in Los Angeles. The staff of beauty arise have volunteered backstage at fashion weeks in NYC and LA since Fall 2011, working with different designers and praying for them and the models backstage. AS Beauty Arise, we believe in meeting people in all spheres, including the entertainment and fashion industries, and also social media, for Christ's love and light to be spread.
Beauty Arise also runs a discipleship training school each year. The first Beauty Arise DTS ran in LA in January of 2016 and was pioneered by Lizbeth Espinoza (the current director of Beauty Arise). This discipleship training school runs at Youth with a Mission in Los Angeles and runs every January-June. The focus of this school is for women to come together and go deeper in who they are as a daughter of God and learning of His transforming love for them. We value celebrating each other as women and having a heart for the highest of society as well as the lowest of society; to be a light to the women of Los Angeles and the around world. Each school consists of three months of a lecture phase with two months spent overseas sharing the truth each student has learned. They have run Beauty Arise tracks in YWAM LA Discipleship Training Schools and organized local outreaches throughout Los Angeles, doing things like handing out flowers, evangelism, praying for people on the streets, doing teachings with at risk gang girls at an after school program, and serving local ministries in the LA area. For more info, click here: https://ywamla.org/dts/badts/
Model Christ. Let the motivation and heart behind all we do be firmly in Jesus. We lay down our rights in order to love, serve and model Christ to everyone we encounter.
Radiate Joy. Carry a real and pure joy to differentiate us and be contagious in any environment we enter.
Prioritize Jesus. Don’t compromise on our calling to share the Gospel through everything we do and every position we’re given.
Disciple and Be Discipled. Strive towards personal growth and always be teaching, shaping and leading others into the image of Jesus.
Live Lives on Display. Offer our lives as a tangible example of what it looks like to live out the Beauty Arise mission and values.
Gather in Community. Utilize fellowship, teams and relationship to strengthen individuals and be relational in our community.
Speak Life. Avoid competition and criticism by speaking life and celebrating strengths in ourselves and others.
Live Simply. Champion keeping our bags light, giving things away and sharing things over the striving for abundance, convenience and status.
Push Forward. Press continually into communities and industries in new and unreached areas that speak into women’s beauty and identity until truth is represented everywhere.
Call Out Beauty. Redefine skewed perceptions of beauty through recognizing and identifying real beauty and femininity that transcends fame, fashion and appearance.
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