‘Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct’. 1 Timothy 4:12
Our goal is to provide contemporary resources that empower young people in Catholic schools to model their leadership style on Jesus and radiate the Good News of the Gospels in their everyday lives.
The things we value most mould and shape the way we lead – finding a connection through reflection and action with Jesus and his mission.
Jesus’ ministry is a striking example of an important leadership principle: the mission continues when we are captured by it, equipped to do it, and ‘teamed’ to carry it on.
Leading as Jesus did – servant leadership: called to be creators, builders, and dreamers – for the life of the local community and the world.
Hi, thanks for checking out our website of leadership resources for ministry in Catholic schools. The ASCEND team is committed to providing challenging, fresh and contemporary resources that will assist in fostering the formation of powerful student leaders. Leadership is essentially about building effective relationships and ASCEND is centred on the servant-style leadership of Christ found in the Gospels and modelled through present-day examples.
In his miracles and his healings, Jesus deflected attention from himself, giving thanks to God (Matthew 9: 8; John 7: 16; 9: 3 – 4; 11: 41 – 42) or praising the faith of those who sought him (Matthew 15: 28; Mark 5: 34).
Principle #1: Humble your heart
Principle #2: First be a follower
Principle #3: Find greatness in service
Principle #4: Take risks
Principle #5: Take up the towel
Principal #6: Share responsibility & authority
Principle #7: Build a team