Jan 14 – Apr 27, 2023
Ascent is a unique 15 week program for ages 18 and up ready to take their walk with Christ and calling in this world to the next level. It is designed for those who view their lives first and foremost as ministry and want to sharpen their effectiveness through an even deeper walk with God that engages their whole person and life.
Ascent brings the academic rigor of Bible college, the spiritual devotion of a retreat, and the cultural engagement of a vocation into community around a dinner table. Our goal is to lead students to the intersection of faith, culture and calling. How do we do this? It begins with you, and the questions burning in your heart.
THE BURNING QUESTION
THE RESEARCH THREAD
The Research Thread is your pursuit of your Burning Question and runs through the second half of Ascent. This is a sustained learning focus on one cultural issue, career field, area of study, or community in which you feel God is calling you to minister. It culminates in a formal, public presentation at the end of the session at the Ascent Colloquium.
THE 3 STRANDS
Ascent is built on a three strand rope captured in three words: Doctrine, Community and Practice. Students at ACTS Ascent will apply Doctrine through rigorous biblical study, Community through a disciplined and dynamic range of worship environments from solitude to discussion dinner gatherings, and Practice through a customized, vocational internship with a local ministry or business. Read More
DESIGNED FOR FOCUS
Ascent follows block scheduling that is both rigorous and restful. Teaching fits into three full weekdays while off-campus internships, Research Thread, and regular campus maintenance take up the other three days. We also participate in a Tuesday night college ministry, Pneuma.
What is “discipleship? And why was it so important to Jesus?
“GRACE IS FREE, BUT IT IS NOT CHEAP. PEOPLE WILL TAKE ANYTHING THAT IS FREE, BUT THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED IN DISCIPLESHIP. THEY WILL TAKE CHRIST AS SAVIOR BUT NOT AS LORD.”
It’s Time To Climb
Start Your Ascent
More Program Details
Find more information, dates, and a more detailed description of ACTS Ascent
A sample of a day in the life of Essentials, intended to be rigorous yet restful.
Here’s what you need to do next
You Can Apply Online Today
Don’t Wait. You can complete our ACTS application process online by filling in some forms and sending out a reference link to a couple of people who are close to you.
Our admissions team is here to help you. So please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. (509) 673-2290 or email [email protected]
Tuition for Ascent is $3,775. If accepted, a non‐refundable matriculation fee of $250 is due two weeks after your acceptance, (please pay this by check). A $100 “early bird” discount is given to all students who pay their tuition in full one month before the program start date!
Some scholarships are available. Don’t let finances be the barrier to pursuing the Essentials program. If you’re concerned about the tuition cost there may be some help available. Apply for a scholarship here