Life development exists to partner with families to empower kids and students to ministry.

We begin at birth to equip families to teach and train their children in the way they should go, and carry out the mission of seeing them grow to lead out ministry into their high school and college years. We create relevant environments for kids, students, and even adults to encounter Christ and reach their full God Potential through every stage of life. Our experiences are known to become the highlight of your family’s week.

Ann Black, Life Development Pastor

Upcoming Events


Generation 4:12 Missions Trip

July 7 – 13

Lucia & Sherrills Ford, NC

Our aim is to equip students to reach those who do not know Jesus and empower those who do to take their faith to another level. The team will develop a strong unity with each other while growing and stretching themselves in their leadership capabilities while discovering how to live out their purpose. We’ll have daily group discussions, devotionals, team building, and lots of fun built in. We work hard and we play hard, too!

5-Star Leadership Program

Our team has been cultivating a system for better developing our student volunteers who are serving during the weekends, especially our brand new 6th graders who are transitioning from kids to student and adult services. We are striving to build them up to be incredible leaders!

This is where we’ve created the 5-Star Leadership Program. In it, we have identified the 5 main areas where we currently see students serving in and thriving at during the weekends!
This is something we invite any 6th–10th grade student to apply for.

Relevant for Each Age and Stage

While you attend service, your kids can engage in exciting, age-appropriate environments.

Leading middle and high school students to maximize their potential.

Every Wednesday night, we create a safe and engaging place for your student to learn more about Christ and who they are in Him.

Ascent Education

Learn more about our Ascent family. We have education programs ranging from preschool and K-12th classes to internships and an online college.