We Were Made to Run on Jesus

The Cost of Being a Disciple Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:25-27) Ascension Pratt, KS There is still time to signup for the Pratt Trivia Night. Join me and Debbie for a fun night in Pratt, KS. We will leave from the Maple Campus parking lot on Saturday, February 3 at 5:30pm. This is a fund raiser so if you can contribute $25 per person that would be great, but not necessary. Click here to register.

Trivia Night in Pratt, KS Feb. 3 at 7:00pm

On Saturday, February 3 at 7:00pm the Ascension Pratt congregation is hosting a Trivia Quiz Event. And I would like to challenge everyone to join me on that evening for some good fun as we support our brothers and sisters in Pratt. The cost is $25 and we will leave for Pratt from the Maple Campus parking lot at 5:30pm. You will need to register for this event by January 26 by clicking this link. Please join me for a fun night in Pratt.

What Kind of People Are We?

What kind of people are we at Ascension? What’s important to us as followers of Jesus in this place? The answers are revealed by what we do and keep on doing. They are the activities that do not need any justification because everyone knows that’s who we are and what we do. The deepest and most fundamental activity in God’s family is love. Love in the sense of willing the good of another person. Where their needs, their comfort, their success, their good is pursued above personal preference and may even require self sacrifice. This kind of love is distinctive from the love found in the rest of the world where care for another is always weighed against the cost to oneself. Such love is

A New Start for 2018

It's a new year and while I am not making any resolutions I would like to start something new for 2018. The congregational survey came back with a loud and clear message: Better Communication. And with that in mind, I would like to open a few new lines of communication to keep everyone in the loop. There are lots of questions to answer in the coming months of this year and I would like to share an update on a few of them. Strategic Plan Progress Focus is necessary as we discern where God is leading us. A strategic plan will help guide the way. Jerry Longabaugh and Jess Herbig have taken the leadership of this process and have interviewed the staff and are now attending other key group

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