Ascent is a movement of like-hearted partners committed to re-engaging and re-evangelizing North America with the Gospel and carrying the Gospel around the world. At the 199th annual meeting in November 2022 BGAV did a soft launch of Ascent—inviting churches and individuals to become part of this movement.
Right now, the most important way you can join the Ascent movement is through prayer. Prayer undergirds every part of Ascent, so we are asking first and foremost for prayer. Seeking God’s guidance and direction through prayer led the Steering Council to develop its current priorities, and prayer will always be the cord that binds our partners together as we pursue a unified mission.
Ascent is a movement--not a denominational structure. As the movement develops, it is coalescing around five starting initiatives, and it will continue to grow as we learn, discover, and discern more specifics through our prayer initiative. Through prayer, we invite you to collaborate with us in order to more fully understand the needs of the world and the work of God.
You can sign up to become a part of this focused prayer effort on the Ascent website by visiting www.ascentmovement.org/prayer.
Ascent’s five prayer initiatives reflect the movement’s current priorities:
Reaching Rural Churches
Pray that Ascent can reach, strengthen, and equip the many rural churches across the continent.
“I was glad when they said unto me, let us go into the house of the Lord.” - Psalm 122:1, a song of Ascent
Reaching 20- & 30-Somethings
Pray that Ascent can be a relevant voice to the young adult population across the nation, reaching those in their 20s and 30s.
“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.” - Psalm 121:1, a song of Ascent
Engaging the Mission
Pray that Ascent will provide meaningful, challenging, hands-on opportunities for individuals and churches to re-engage North America with the gospel.
“...for there is faithful love with the Lord, and with Him is redemption in abundance.” - Psalm 130:7b, a song of Ascent
Pray that Ascent will make and equip disciples through an authentic spiritual formation that leads to a robust biblical worldview.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is when we dwell together in unity.” - Psalm 133:1, a song of Ascent
Spreading the Gospel
Pray that Ascent can reach others for Christ through the development and use of various technologies.
“Our help is in the name of the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” - Psalm 124:8, a song of Ascent
And we thank you for collaborating with us in this important way as we partner together to reach North America with the Gospel.