We are a community of followers of Jesus Christ located in the northwest part of Tucson, AZ. We are committed to live by faith, to be known by love, to be a voice of hope, and a light in this world. We welcome people from all walks of life, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.
Having been blessed by God, we are committed to ministering to all people:
We are here to serve you and provide you the opportunity to use your God given gifts/talents in God’s Kingdom. We look forward to experiencing all of God’s blessings together.
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3
Our Vision... what we strive to be as a church and school:
A spirit filled community where all are actively involved in worship, the study and sharing of God’s Word, and service.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4:10)
“He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.’ “ (Mark 16:15)
Our Strategy... how we do this:
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” (1 Peter 8-9)
Implementation... how this gets done:
Through called staff and lay ministry leaders, empowered by Christ, to serve God’s people lovingly, responsibly, and joyfully... each with a well-defined purpose, mission, and strategies for success.
With a Senior Pastor... who is a student of the Word, and who will lead and shepherd the staff and congregation in being faithful to the Word of God and effective in the use of their collective gifts, abilities, and talents.
With a Worship Ministry... that provides organized and regular worship opportunities which give glory to God, build up His people, and receive His Word and Sacraments and also provides tools and resources for personal worship.
With an Outreach Ministry... that takes the Good News of God’s love beyond the walls of Ascension.
With a Discipleship Ministry... that helps all to become more fully devoted followers of Christ by studying and growing in God’s Word and equipping them to live out God’s Word.
With a School Ministry... that connects all children with Jesus while providing educational excellence in a safe, loving, Christian environment while partnering with parents to train children in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6).
With a Fellowship Ministry... that creates environments where relationships can thrive, be nurtured, and where a sense of belonging can be fostered.
With a Stewardship Ministry... that cultivates and equips God’s stewards in the management of His resources and in an environment that encourages cheerful, first fruit, proportionate giving of our tithes, time, abilities, and talents.
With a Communications Ministry... that insures the effective flow of information between staff members, volunteers, the congregation, and the surrounding community; and communication of our vision, purpose, mission, and values.
With a Staff Development Ministry... that brings constant and continuous improvement in every aspect of our various ministries as they collectively strive to fulfill our church’s vision, purposes, mission, and God’s plan for us.