Core Values and BeliefsOur Core Values
A Prayer of Self-Dedication from the Book of Common Prayer p. 832-3
Almighty and eternal God, so draw our hearts to you, so guide our minds, so fill our imaginations, so control our wills, that we may be wholly yours, utterly dedicated to you; and then use us, we pray, as you will, and always to your glory and welfare of your people, through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.
Christian Faith - As a community of faithful believers, we acknowledge that only through the redeeming love and grace of Jesus Christ can we receive the forgiveness of our sins and the hope of eternal life.
Worship - The Episcopal Church of the Ascension offers traditional liturgical worship that instructs, comforts, renews, and challenges us. Everyone who worships with us is invited to experience God's presence and to be drawn closer to our Lord through prayer, preaching, communion, and music.
Discipleship - Ascension is committed to bringing individuals into a personal relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and making our members disciples of Christ through worship, education, and ministry; and equipping them to bring the good news of Christ's love to all people.
Stewardship and Outreach - We remain steadfast in our commitment to minister to and serve those in spiritual, emotional, or physical need; and to use our time, talent, and resources to reach out to the least of these in our community, the nation, and the world. We develop faithful stewards of God's gifts, that they may be used to His glory and to expand His kingdom.
Fellowship - Our members experience true joy in companionship with one another. Our lives are blessed and enriched by the many opportunities we have to receive God's love through Christian fellowship, teaching, and example.