At Ascension we have taken some time to discern clearly what kind of a church we are. In other words what makes Ascension, Ascension. We want to state this so we can own it and take steps to go deeper in becoming and expressing it. For us this is laid out in our Mission Mandate (what we are here for) and our values (what needs to be kept on the agenda and regarded as important if we are to accomplish what we are here for)
Inviting those around us to encounter the living Jesus and be transformed to a life captivated by him.
Jesus is the Definition
We look at Jesus to see fully who God is, what it means to be human and how it looks to be fully alive.
We expect that the Holy Spirit will interrupt our plans, as he leads us as a community. We make space to respond to this as we follow him together.
We are committed to helping people discover who Jesus has made them to be and empowering them to play their role in his rescue plan for creation.
We expect to encounter Jesus as present with us and to be changed through this. We intentionally shape our gatherings to make space for this.
We seek to engage deeper and more often in prayer, only with this foundation will we see the impossible happen and lives be transformed by Jesus.