About Us

We’re Ascend and we’re committed to investing in the next generation of disciplemakers.

At Ascend we believe all women are loveable, valuable and capable assets for the kingdom of God. We’re passionate about coming alongside young women to help them realize their worth in Christ and help them grow into godly women who will make a kingdom impact. Our small group discipleship model blends fun, adventure, and a curriculum that helps prepare young women for the challenges they will face as they transition into adulthood.

Ascend Beliefs

Statement of Faith

Ascend is a two-week discipleship program for young women. It is a ministry of Lincroft Bible Church and it flows from our commitment to see gospel-centered multiplication for generations to come. We believe that transformation happens in people’s lives through the power of the gospel and that it is most effectively applied in the context of relationships. Ascend is a discipleship program designed to build up and send out young women for lifelong devotion to Jesus.


Joelle Hayes

Joelle Hayes | Program Director

Meghan Gentile

Meghan Gentile | Program Leader

Why "Ascend"?

Discipleship is a long walk home to God. As disciples, we follow Jesus’ call and we journey together upward toward maturity in Christ. The Psalms of Ascent were the songs and prayers of the people of Israel as they journeyed upward from all over Israel to worship God in Jerusalem. Their journey was always described as “going up to Jerusalem.” Discipleship is a journey we make together in following Jesus from where we are to where He is taking us--all the way home to God. Ascend exists to come alongside you on that journey and prepare you for a life of devotion to Jesus and His mission.