The Ascent is a multi-year discipleship school exploring who God is and how we can walk in friendship with Him. At The Ascent, we talk about friendship with God as ascending a mountain. Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god (Psalm 24:3-4). Surrendering your life to Jesus (base camp of the mountain) is a miracle to be celebrated, but salvation is just the beginning. God has so much more for us!

The journey is hard and following Jesus up the mountain will cost you everything, but you will find more than you could ever imagine.
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Spiritual Capital and The Ascent

There are five areas in our lives that we can grow in, five capitals that are meant to be invested. In the Kingdom, these capitals are (in order of importance): Spiritual, Relational, Physical, Intellectual, and Financial. But we often reverse these capitals, putting importance in the wrong areas. At The Ascent, everything is focused on growing in spiritual capital. This is a process that can be difficult because what God has one person do to grow in spiritual capital may be the opposite of someone else.

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SPIRITUAL

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RELATIONAL

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PHYSICAL

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INTELLECTUAL

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FINANCIAL

The pursuit of spiritual capital is one of the things that makes The Ascent different. There are classes and learning and reading (a lot of reading), but friendship with God isn't an academic pursuit. We value knowledge and learning—Jesus grew in wisdom and stature with God and man (Luke 2:52), but there is a huge difference between knowing about God and knowing God.

Growing in spiritual capital comes down to hearing God's voice and doing what he says. If you start doing that now, you'll be surprised where you are "on the mountain" a year from now. There isn't a formula to ascend the mountain. There is only His voice and our obedience to it.

The Ascent currently has two discipleship tracks.

You cannot change tracks at The Ascent once you begin. Year One of The Ascent ONLINE will not transfer into Year Two of The Ascent.

The Ascent

Fully immersive discipleship in Greenville, SC


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Year One

Begin the Ascent

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Year Two

Keep Ascending and start bringing others with you.
Completion of Year One required

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Year Three

Keep Ascending and GO!
Year Three is currently by invitation only

The Ascent Online

Discipleship at a distance.


1

Year One

Begin the Ascent

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Year Two

Keep Ascending
Completion of Year One Online required