ANNUAL

REPORT

ASCENT CHURCH

#ASCENTCHURCHVA

HE DID IT IN A DROUGHT

"From my point of view, 2020 was an incredible year as God has completely taken over my life and filled me with unexplainable joy. My wife and I chose to get baptized and show everyone our new faith we have in Jesus. Our past is behind us, and we're starting to live for Christ in everything we do. "

-SHAWN SHULTZ

TOGETHER, WE MADE AN IMPACT IN VIRGINIA BEACH AND BEYOND.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN FULL OF IMPACT! TOGETHER, WE SERVED OUR CHURCH, LOVED ON OUR CITY, AND IMPACTED LIVES.
WE HAVE GIVEN OVER $40,000 TO LOCAL AND AND GLOBAL OUTREACH THIS YEAR. WE ARE HERE FOR THIS CITY.

THREE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE PARTNERED WITH WEEKLY THIS YEAR:

ECHO - COME ALONGSIDE FOSTER AND ADOPTIVE FAMILIES.

WORLD VISION- WORK WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN TACKLING THE CAUSES OF POVERTY AND INJUSTICE.

99FORTHE1- FIGHT FOR THE HOMELESS COMMUNITY IN VIRGINIA BEACH BY MEETING PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL NEEDS.

OVER $40,000 GIVEN TO LOCAL AND GLOBAL OUTREACH

PANDEMIC RESPONSE

We know that this pandemic has been challenging for so many people, and as the church, we felt called to respond to the needs in our community. We believe that nothing is more powerful than the church in action. We wanted people in Hampton Roads to know that they're not alone and can still have hope.

OVER 1,500 HOURS INVESTED IN LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS


CHURCH ONLINE

WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, IT FORCED US OUT OF OUR LOCATION AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE WENT COMPLETELY ONLINE FOR OVER 2 MONTHS. GOD WAS STILL ON THE MOVE. SINCE WE WENT ONLINE IN MARCH 2020, WE HAVE SEEN OVER 15,000 DEVICES TUNE IN FOR CHURCH FROM ALL OVER HAMPTON ROADS AND BEYOND. 

59,583
PEOPLE ENGAGED
WITH ONLINE

59,583 PEOPLE ENGAGED WITH ASCENT ONLINE EXPERIENCES DURING THE MONTHS WE WERE UNABLE TO MEET. PEOPLE GREW IN THEIR FAITH, DECISIONS FOR CHRIST WERE MADE AND IT WAS NOT A WASTED SEASON - GOD STILL MOVED!

"As a kid, I grew up in church but never had a personal relationship that allowed me to grow in my faith. As I grew up, married, and had kids, I began to find myself wanting to get involved in the Church, but always seemed to come up with a reason not to. One Sunday, I stumbled across Ascent's online experience and the message really spoke to me. Now, my family and I watch from home every Sunday and have taken steps to make faith a priority and our family centered around Jesus."

- Casie Conlon

SOCIAL OUTREACH

17,201
PODCAST DOWNLOADS
16,801
YOUTUBE VIEWS

THIS YEAR, WE SAW SIGNIFICANT GROWTH THROUGH OUR ONLINE CHANNELS. SOCIAL MEDIA IS A WAY FOR US TO ENGAGE WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY DURING THE WEEK. THIS RELATIONSHIP TOOL WAS EVEN ELEVATED WHEN WE COULD NOT GATHER IN PERSON AND THE WE SAW SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN INTERACTION WITH OUR CHURCH FAMILY. PEOPLE RECEIVED ENCOURAGEMENT, ACCESSED SERMONS, WON GIVEAWAYS, AND DOWNLOADED DAILY CONTENT THROUGH OUR CHANNELS. WE BELIEVE THAT THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOOL TO ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY, AND THIS YEAR
PROVED THAT EVEN MORE. WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED.

NEW BEGINNINGS |
WYNDHAM HOTEL

IN JULY, WE RETURNED TO IN PERSON EXPERIENCES AT OUR NEW LOCATION - THE WYNDHAM HOTEL ON THE OCEANFRONT. WE HAVE SEEN SO MANY NEW FACES WALK IN OUR DOORS, AND MANY LIVES CHANGED SINCE THIS MOVE. AT THE END OF THE YEAR OFFERING CAMPAIGN WE CALLED "ARISE," WE SHARED HOW WE BELIEVED GOD WAS MOVING US INTO OUR FIRST PERMANENT HOME. YOU GAVE ABOVE AND BEYOND OUR GOAL OF $100,000 AND WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR WHAT GOD IS GOING TO USE THESE RESOURCES FOR IN OUR NEW HOME.

END OF YEAR
OFFERING TOTAL:
$144,600


WELCOME HOME,
ASCENT CHURCH!

2961 SHORE DRIVE,
VIRGINIA BEACH, 23451

GOD DID IT! AT THE END OF 2020, WE ANNOUNCED TO OUR CHURCH THAT AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY OPENED UP, AND WE WERE ABLE TO BEGIN REMODELING OUR FIRST PERMANENT HOME, ON SHORE DRIVE. DURING THE PANDEMIC, WE FELT GOD CALLING US TO THIS STEP AND HE TRULY DID THE IMPOSSIBLE IN A DROUGHT. THE BUILDING IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AS WE PREPARE FOR THE INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY WE WILL HAVE TO REACH, EQUIP, AND IMPACT PEOPLE FOR JESUS IN OUR NEW HOME.

2020 TOTAL EXPENSES

Admin: $63,258.68
Facilities: $138,139.96
Ministries: $35,694.31
Outreach: $57,057.47
Personnel: $376,314.35
Total Expenses: $670,464
Total Giving$: 800,981

TOGETHER, WE'RE
MAKING AN IMPACT

ASCENT CHURCH IS FUELED BY YOUR GENEROSITY. YOUR RECURRING GIVING IS CHANGING LIVES AND IF YOU'RE READY TO MAKE YOUR NEXT STEP IN GENEROSITY, YOU CAN SET UP YOUR RECURRING GIFT THROUGH OUR WEBSITE.

GIVE NOW

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THE BEST IS YET TO COME.