This is an exciting time for our church! 2 years in the making and it is FINALLY here!
Click here to listen to Pastor Jeff's explanation of the new name!
WHY THE NAME CHANGE?
It is increasingly challenging to live in the Midwest and be distinctive with the word “Harvest” in your name. As we transition into a new season for our church (we are currently building at 159th and Ridgeview), we thought it was time to start fresh with a new name and identity.
We know that ultimately our identity rests in the name of Christ who is the head of the Church and the reason we gather, so we wanted to choose a name that would point us vertically to Christ and to becoming more like Him!
The name Ascend Church was initially suggested out of a love for Psalm 24:1-4, and then it began to grow into something so much more. We wanted to communicate our love for discipleship and our heart to see lost people saved, saved people matured, and matured people multiplied ... all to the glory of God. We recognized that the Christian life of discipleship is ascending through Christ's power to Christ's likeness, and then ultimately to be with Him in heaven one day worshiping for all eternity!
WHY THE LOGO?
We wanted something clean, bold, and modern that could stand the test of time, but we also wanted to be intentional with the logo … we wanted it to be a conversation starter and even an evangelistic tool!
We wanted people to see that the journey upward has to be through the cross of Jesus Christ. We wanted people to see that there are three mountains in the logo: 1. the Christian; 2. the church, this is a community ascent (we weren't meant to journey alone!); and 3. Christ, we do all of these things under the headship of Christ, and His likeness is the ultimate pursuit of our ascent!
Below you can see a few visual representations of the intentionality behind our new logo!