Opportunities to Serve
Evangelism Ministry Action Team (MAT) is designed to equip not only the members of Ascension to be more effective witnesses of the Lord, but to reach out to our community, touch the lives of people, and connect them to Jesus.
We do this through various activities which include:
The following Missions are supported:
English District Support (Missouri Synod):
ALCMS Campus Ministries: Brian Lenharth
Gospel Rescue Mission:
Hands of Hope: Bill Ronning
ITMI (Tim Keller): Jodi Vonseggern
Mentoring Tucson's Kids: Carole Gray
Beautiful Feet: Joan Braun
Cancer support: Are you a person who is living with cancer, or are you a cancer survivor or family member willing to share your story? You’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the depths of emotions that you are feeling. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never before faced. For more Information contact the church office by EMAIL or at 520-297-3095.
Divorcecare: Provide emotional support and education to people that have experienced (or are experiencing) separation or divorce.
Reach out to both the community and church member so they may learn to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding their lives.
Facilitate weekly sessions for members to view an educational DVD and provide a safe environment so participants may share their struggles with other class members.
For additional information or to register for the next session please contact Carol at 520-661-6342.
Griefshare: GriefShare is a 13 week video-educational program developed by Church Initiative. It gives information about the grieving process within the framework of Biblical beliefs. Participants in GriefShare obtain an understanding of grief firsthand from people interviewed by the video leaders. The videos are down to earth and yet highly informative. On-site discussion after viewing the videos gives the participants a chance to digest the information within their own context of grief.
Call the church office at 520-297-3095 to register for the class or with questions about the program.
Visitor Hospitality (info guides, info desk, parking lot attendants, follow up): For more Information contact the church office by EMAIL or at 520-297-3095.
WinGS (LWML): See Women's Ministry
Care Facilities: Blessed Assurance Chapel Services takes the worship service in a brief format, along with the Gospel to people in various care facilities that are unable to attend a church service for various reasons. It allows them to participate in worship and hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a regular basis.
Jesus said, Go and make disciples of all nations, that includes all people in all places. Jesus also led by example of going to the people who were hurting, lonely, forgotten. These are people who in all reality are waiting out their last days here on this earth. We have a special opportunity to by the power of the Holy Spirit get them ready to spend eternity with Jesus.
We provide a modified divine service in the various venues of these care facilities and proclaim a short Gospel message. We expose the people to the Word and Sacrament ministry. Contact Rose Phillip by EMAIL or at 520-297-3095.
Visitations (shut ins & sick): Volunteers are assigned to visit members and guests who are hospitalized at one of the local hospitals or rehabilitation centers. Visitors offer a word of prayer and encouragement as well as making sure they are on the prayer list. To learn more, contact the church office by EMAIL or at 520-297-3095.
They are times in life when our health prevents us from getting out of our homes. We have individuals who are willing to come to your home to meet with you and share God’s Word and the Sacrament of Holy Communion to strengthen you in life’s journey.
Christian Family Care: The Family Ministry Action Team exists to connect people with Jesus and strengthen families by providing ministry opportunities to children and their families as the Lord Guides.
The Family Ministry Action Team desires to strengthen the faith of children at an early age and continue through their adolescent years.
The Family Ministry Action Team provides programs that provide discipleship and fellowship opportunities for children in order to form strong relationships with each other and the church.
Blanket Circle: See Women's Ministry
If you have questions or would like more information about volunteering for any of the areas listed on this page, contact the John Phillip by EMAIL or call 520-297-3095.