In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world.
Ascension joins other congregations in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who do not yet know Him, strengthening our members as we grow in discipleship through mission involvement. Members support mission programs in the United States and abroad with their prayers, financial assistance, and helping hands.
Bethesda Lutheran Homes
Ascension is a partner church with the Bethesda Lutheran Homes. Ascension offers a church home, Bible studies, fellowship time, and an annual Christmas service and dinner for the developmentally disabled in the Fort Wayne area.
Members of Ascension support Bethania Kids, a Christian mission bringing wholeness and hope to poor, abandoned and disabled children in India, equipping them to share God’s love. One hundred percent of contributions are used directly for children’s ministry in India. Founded in the late ‘80s, some of the children rescued by this mission are now adults serving their communities as Bethania staff members, reaching other abandoned children for Christ.
Concordia Theological Seminary
Concordia Theological Seminary is an institution of theological higher education of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). Dedicated primarily to the preparation of pastors for the congregations and missions of the LCMS, the seminary offers programs and services that are Christ centered, Biblically based and confessionally Lutheran. Ascension supports the seminary wherever possible, including offering help with the student Food and Clothing Bank.
Liberian Children’s Ministry
The mission of the Liberian Children's Ministry is to help meet the educational and spiritual needs of the children of Liberia in order to give them the real hope that is found only in Christ Jesus. In celebration of National Lutheran Schools Week, twenty Northeast Indiana area Lutheran schools raised funds toward building a five-to seven-room school building.
Trinity/HOPE: Feeding Haitian Children
Trinity/HOPE raises money and administers programs to provide hot nutritious daily meals to the children, teachers and cooks in Christian schools in Haiti. Ascension has been involved in mission support of Lutheran churches and schools in Haiti since 1990 and our members are financial supporters of this feeding program.
Siberian Lutheran Mission Society
The Siberian Lutheran Mission Society (SLMS) encourages, enables and supports the important work of Lutherans and The Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELC) in Siberian regions of Russia. Lutheran congregations provide spiritual and financial support to meet the needs of Siberian pastors and their congregations, including rental of church buildings, housing costs, humanitarian aid and mission outreach programs as well as teaching and preaching opportunities for LCMS pastors who wish to teach in Siberia.
Wycliffe Bible Translators
An estimated 200 million people do not have the Bible in their own language. Wycliffe Bible Translators work to see the Bible made available to all people in the language they understand best. Ascension supports the work of translators working in the Solomon Islands.
Matthew 28:19-20 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”