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Latest Message: Live Intentionally Minded for Mission

Pastor Ben Berger - 2/11/2024

“Carpe diem,” wrote the Roman poet Horace. Seize the day, grasp the moment while it’s here. Or, as our contemporary culture would put it two thousand years later, YOLO. You only live once.

Whether it’s carpe diem, YOLO, strike while the iron’s hot, or some other turn of phrase, common advice points to making the most of the time at hand. And this is true also as a Christian. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Colossians, “Make the most of every opportunity,” and in the context, he’s speaking particularly about opportunities to share Christ with those who don’t know him.

This kind of missional mindset is part of being a Christian. But it’s not necessarily easy. In fact, it’s far more natural to fall into a rhythm focused on self and unaware of the opportunities around us.

Thankfully, the Apostle Paul has some words of encouragement for you and me in this. And more than just encouragement, because Paul shows us the power of the gospel of Jesus to make the most of our moments for Christ. Now, on Ascension on Air: Live Intentionally Minded for Mission.

Bible Reference: Colossians 4:2-6
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Who's Ascension?

Who's Ascension?

Ascension is a small but growing church. We come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds. We love and support one another as a family. And we're just like you: sinners in need of a Savior.

We come together every week to praise God for his gift of Jesus, to encourage each other, and to serve.

We'd love for you to be our guest at our next event or Sunday morning gathering!


Our Worship

Our Worship

Why do we worship? There are many reasons why Christians gather together in worship, but the most important is simply this: At worship, God serves us.

That might sound upside down, but it's the wonderful truth. In his Word, God comes to us with peace, forgiveness, and true life through Jesus Christ.

We'd love for you to be our guest Sunday morning. You can join in person at 10:30 am or try out our service online first right here.


Our Pastor

Our Pastor

Pastor Ben Berger and his wife Becca moved to Harrisburg in July 2019. They love exploring the area and getting to know people over coffee. Pastor Ben is into technology and Becca loves reading and a good chick-flick.

Pastor Ben is an ordained minister and graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Martin Luther College, and the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to reach out at pastorben@ascensionharrisburg.com




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