Our Missions Focus

Our heart is to help each person who is part of The Ascent Church to connect INFLUENTIALLY with God's World.


Our global missions priorities are based simply on the Great Commission. We cherish the God-ordained opportunities to support missions and missionaries that support global church planting endeavors, minister among unreached and displaced people groups, provide for those in need and less fortunate, building construction ministry projects, orphan and elderly care, and to preach/teach/share/educate/disciple about the life we have in our Lord, Jesus Christ with Biblical truth. We desire to establish genuine partnership with all of our missions’ locations and missionaries.


GO (Global Outreach) Team of The Ascent Church (current opportunities available)

The GO Team is made up of mission minded congregation members and the Missions Director. Their main objectives is to provide leadership guidance to fulfill our mission to connect INFLUENTIALLY with God’s world, advocacy and support for our mission trips and missionaries, and to help cultivate a global perspective of God’s ministry among our church.


GO Missions/Missionary Support Team (on going opportunities)

The GO Support Team is made up of members of the congregation the have a true heart for missions and missionaries. They assist the GO Team, fulfill in it’s mission to provide advocacy and support for our mission trips and missionaries.



The Dominican Republic





2017 Short-Term Mission Trips

Kenya - December 5-9, 2017 


Pastor Richard and Hellen Makani are Kenyan missionaries supported by The Ascent Church. While church planting in Kitale, they came across the Kipsongo Slum (“The Place of Hopelessness”) and felt compelled to help and started Seeds Ministry. The Makanis began to dream of a home for orphans, a school, and a feeding station to meet their daily needs. Seeds Academy educates 500 students age 3--grade 8, and a High School is currently under construction and has begun classes. Seeds Orphanage provides love and care for 230 kids. Our teams have been conducting VBS and Bible Study, playing with the kids, and teaching leadership and life skills to the older kids. We have also established a vocational woodshop called "Joe's Workshop" which teaches life skills and provides needed furniture for the schools and orphanage.

Contact: Christy Vermeer & Faye Gebhardt - 


Ethiopia - Feb 14-26, 2018

In Feb. 2010, The Ascent Church entered into a partnership with Compassion International and Mehale Ketama Kale Heywet Church in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia on a mission to release children from poverty in Jesus' name. Each year we have sent a team to partner in building a strong, united relationship in Christ. 
On this trip, we will have many opportunities to partner in ministry with our sister church. We will minister to the elderly people who live in extreme poverty through a partnering ministry called Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM). We will visit Compassion International sponsor children and their families and have opportunities for Bible teaching, leadership training, evangelism, working with children of the church, youth and families. Could God be calling you to go on a trip such as this, and use the God-given gifts He has given you?
Contact: Jay & Kimberly Hartwell – Ethiopia@theascentchurch.com