Ascent Program Details

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. It begins with you, and the questions burning in your heart, and the humility to seek Christ exalting, biblically guided answers

Program Details

Dates: January – April, 2024

Location: Antioch Orchards, Tieton, WA

Housing: The school is residential with all students living full-time on-campus and includes a 2-week domestic outreach.

Tuition: $3,775

Basic Student Requirements

Applicants must have a sincere personal relationship with the Lord and a desire to mature in Him;

Must have an authoritative view of scripture and a teachable heart.

Program Elements / Discipleship + Team Building


The Burning Question

Students come to Ascent with a question burning in their hearts. This question is about their lives, their calling, and how those fit in the culture in which we live. What does my vocation mean to God? What is the value of my work in the world? How can I fulfill my calling to the glory of Jesus Christ? What is your burning question?

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.


You will receive 13 weeks of life changing teaching critical to your spiritual growth, such as The Attributes of God and the Christian Walk; Old and New Testament Surveys; ACTS and the Early Church; A Biblical Foundation for Missions; An Introduction to Apologetics; and studies in the Gospels, and Paul’s Epistles.  Topics can vary from session to session. The ESSENTIALS teaching team is made up of guest speakers who are pastors, teachers, and missionaries. We invite those who are in agreement with our purpose, vision and beliefs, who have demonstrated the ability to communicate accurately and effectively. We have a new instructor each week who teaches three hours per day Monday through Friday. Each teacher brings a fresh new area of study and a unique teaching style. Our teaching staff will vary somewhat from session to session.

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.
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You Can Apply Online Today

Don’t Wait. You can complete the ACTS Ascent application process online by filling in some forms and sending out a reference link to a couple of people who are close to you.

If you have questions please don’t hesitate to reach out. (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 Ascent program. If you’re concerned about the tuition cost there may be some help available. Apply for a scholarship