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Since Ascension was planted in 2014, if there's one thing we've focused on intensely, it's that our adversary Satan hates unity. He knows that a local community of God's people that are of one mind and one accord are a major threat to his kingdom of darkness. As a people who live by, for, and through the Spirit of God, we have determined to not only reach our community for Christ, but to demonstrate God's love through our actions and service. Unfortunately, the enemy's attacks came strong against us; he came after our health, our unity, our relationships, our marriages and ultimately his attacks proved overwhelming to some. Make no mistake - we are not finished. The enemy will not win. Although we are not presently meeting together weekly, God's plan for this ministry has not failed. I want to sincerely thank the few who have remained faithful and ready in this season and my heart aches for those who scattered. During this time, I am earnestly seeking God's direction for what is next. Every day, I think fondly of the lives that have been changed through the years by the faithful service of our people. We have met some awesome people and seen the power of God defy all logic. I now humbly ask you of only one thing- pray. Join me in praying for direction and clear commands from our Father. He is faithful and He has not left us to wither and blow away. We will rise and become an even greater threat than ever before. Failure is not an option; not when serving the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords! May the peace and grace of God bless each of you.
In His everlasting love,
In the meantime, if you are looking for a church community to plug into, I strongly recommend finding one that is on the front lines of the battle against darkness. One that will welcome you and lead you and your family into a healthy relationship with Christ and help you discover what living by the power of the Spirit is.
If you would like to contact us, please email email@example.com and to know about our beliefs, see below:
We believe in the verbal and plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, known as the Bible, composed of sixty-six books and divided into two major parts, Old and New Testaments. We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God, the full and complete revelation of the plan and history of redemption.
God the Trinity
We believe there is but one living and true God everlasting, of infinite power, wisdom and goodness; Maker and Preserver of all things, both visible and invisible. And in the unity of this Godhead there are three Persons of one substance of eternal being, and equal in holiness, justice, wisdom, power, and dignity; the Father, the Son (Jesus), and the Holy Spirit.
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
We believe that the Son, who is the Word of the Father, the very and eternal God, of one substance with the Father, took man's nature in the womb of the virgin Mary; so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say, the Godhead and the manhood were joined together in one Person, never to be divided, whereof is one Christ, very God and perfect man, who actually suffered, was crucified, dead, and buried, to reconcile the Father to us, and to make atonement, not only for our actual guilt, but also for original sin. We believe that Jesus the Christ did truly rise again from the dead, and took again His body, with all things appertaining to the perfections of man's nature, and ascended into heaven and there sits until He shall return to judge all men at the last day.
The Holy Spirit
We believe the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty and glory with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God. The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, empowers us for ministry, and makes us more like Christ.
We believe that man was created to exist forever and that eternal life with God in heaven is a portion of the reward of the finally righteous. Everlasting banishment from the presence of the Lord and unending torture in hell are the wages of the persistently wicked (Matthew 25:46; Psalm 9:17; Revelation 21:7-8).
We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the remission of sins that are past, for the regeneration of sinners, and for salvation from sin and from sinning (Romans 3:25; 1 John 3:5-10; Ephesians 2:1-10). We believe, teach, and firmly maintain the scriptural doctrine of justification by faith alone (Romans 5:1). We believe that Jesus Christ shed His blood for the complete cleansing of the justified believer from all indwelling sin and from its pollution, subsequent to regeneration (1 John 1:7-9). We believe in sanctification. While sanctification is initiated in regeneration and consummated in glorification, we believe that it includes a definite, instantaneous work of grace achieved by faith subsequent to regeneration (Acts 26:18; 1 John 1:9). Sanctification delivers from the power and dominion of sin. It is followed by life-long growth in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 4:16; 2 Peter 3:18). In other words, Salvation is a free gift from God and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
God's revealed pattern in Scripture is that the local church is God’s instrument for impacting our culture. The Bible teaches that the local church be led and fed by a plurality of biblically qualified elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9). The Holy Spirit raises these men up from within the local church. The church body formally affirms them. They equip the saints to do the work of ministry. Each local church is independent and self-governing. There is no higher authority in the local church than the elders. (Acts 14:23; 20:28; Ephesians 4:11-1; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 1 Peter 5:1-4) God designed His church to be a spiritual "family of families" where members know one another intimately. The elders (shepherds or pastors) strive to understand the members of local church effectively. The various members or parts of the body (the local church) function interactively (1 Timothy 3:15, 1 Corinthians 12: 12-26). We reject one of the current trends to value numbers and size more than intimacy and vitality. We desire a family-like congregation.
God intends his followers to carry out evangelism and discipleship first and foremost in the home through multiple generations, "so that you and your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands". It is not the church’s responsibility to raise children, rather, we believe that the church should encourage and equip parents to raise their own children toward spiritual maturity (Deuteronomy 6:7, Ephesians 6:1-4, Proverbs 22:6). Our focus as a church is overwhelmingly on encouraging healthy Christian homes. Of course there will be exceptions when the church will need to be sensitive to non- traditional homes with only one parent or parents that don’t support Christian values. Members of this church should be eager and willing to assist and encourage children whose parent or parents are not active or supportive. We also want to be sensitive to the needs and potential of young adults, mature singles, mid-life couples, seniors, widows/widowers and shut-ins. They are an important and necessary part of this church.