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Ministries

We understand the awesome responsibility we have in our efforts to meet the spiritual needs of those in our community. Through preaching and teaching of God’s Word all Ascent Bible Church ministries focus on meeting those needs by helping individuals establish and practice biblical principles in their lives. We reinforce learning by building supportive relationships which offer help, encouragement, and guidance along the way.

We have established an Ascending path of Ministry Development and Training to prepare all within our body of believers who commit to participating in ministry within the church and to others.

Ministry Development & Training

The heart of God’s mission is simply to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Our Lord’s final words to His Apostles were

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations … Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you … Matthew 28:19-20.

The apostle Paul echoed the words of Jesus to Timothy, a young man he discipled:

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 2 Timothy 2:2

To that end we provide the following avenues for spiritual growth through our Discipleship Ministry with the goal of seeing lives transformed as we make the “Ascent” to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ.

Introduction to Discipleship

This course presents the goals of Biblical discipleship and introduces the key concepts addressed in Discipleship I. The purpose is to show God’s people that Biblical discipleship is His model for spiritual growth.

Discipleship I (D1) – “Discipleship”

Discipleship I is the heart of our ministry. In D1 we connect Disciples with Mentors to instruct them in the fundamentals of Christianity and application of Biblical truths in all aspects of life to help them in their personal transformation and spiritual growth.

Discipleship II (D2) – “How to Disciple”

In D2 we teach Mentors how to Disciple and invest in others. Here they begin to realize that “every member can be a minister.”

Discipleship III (D3) – “How to Study the Bible”

Our D3 series provides tools to give each Disciple a deeper knowledge of Scripture. At this stage a Disciple more clearly sees the beauty, depth, and divineness of God’s Word.

Discipleship IV (D4) – “Leadership Development”

Developing a spiritually mature believer is our ultimate discipleship goal. During this stage we begin to identify and train our next generation of church leaders.

Doctrinally-Based Bible Study & Life Skills Training

God’s Word provides wisdom for life. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we offer Bible-based studies such as Family Matters (applicable to relationships), as-well-as materials providing couples with Pre/Mid/Post Marriage guidance. These studies present opportunities for the on-going spiritual growth of all entrusted to our care.

Diagram of the Ascent of a Disciple

This diagram is based on the route for those who attempt to summit Mt. Everest.

Ascent of a Disciple