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Welcome to Ascent!
We are a Bible-based, non-denominational Christian church in Blacksburg, Virginia.  We are made up of students and professionals, singles, married couples, and families.  Our Sunday service is casual and friendly with meaningful worship music, applicable teaching from the Bible, and a fun kid’s program.
OUR BEGINNING
Ascent Church is the fourth church plant out of Clear River Church in Lafayette, IN near Purdue University.  Zach Miller was the lead pastor of Clear River from 2016 through the beginning of 2020.  In the summer of 2019, he began to have a growing suspicion that God was asking him to hand over Clear River and plant a new church.  After confirming this with other leaders at Clear River, God made it clear Blacksburg was to be the location of this new church.  Now a team of 36 adults and 19 kids are in the process of moving to the Blacksburg area and Ascent plans to begin public services this fall!
WHY ARE WE CALLED ASCENT?
As our Lead Pastor, Zach, was praying and asking Jesus what the name of this new church was supposed to be, he kept being drawn back to Psalm 24:3-6:
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
    And who shall stand in his holy place?
He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
    who does not lift up his soul to what is false
    and does not swear deceitfully.
He will receive blessing from the Lord
    and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
Such is the generation of those who seek him,
    who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
Our desire is to help as many as possible make this ascent to God.  We will proclaim Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life who forgives sin and cleanses our hands and hearts from the stain of sin and brings us into right relationship with God.  Just as we have received from God, we want the same for others, that we would all seek him together!
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