What is the most important yet least celebrated day in the history of history?
Answer: C. The most important least celebrated day in the history of history is the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
Why? Because this was the day Jesus was enthroned as the King of Kings and forwarded his address from here to everywhere. From the right hand of the throne of God, Jesus now reigns over the heavens and the earth.
- No Ascension means no enthronement.
- No Ascension means no Holy Spirit.
- No Ascension means no Church.
The Ascension completes the Resurrection, paves the way for the Holy Spirit, opens the doors to the Church, unfurls the banner of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth. This isn’t about the past or the future; it’s about the here and the now. There is so much to say about this most important, least celebrated day in the history of history we decided to do something about it.
The ascension means that Jesus is King and humanity is exalted. He is always personally present with us and gives us power to rule over our enemies. We have been called to join Him in his on-going ministry of intercession and in his mission to the world.
THE UNSEEN REAL: THE ASCENSION OF JESUS – A NEW 3 HOUR MINI-COURSE
We built a 3-hour mini-course around the Ascension of Jesus Christ, for pastors, leaders, and anyone interested in deepening their understanding of this incredible day in the life of the Church.
Steve Seamands will be the teacher, Rev. Carolyn Moore will serve as our guest conversation partner, and J.D. Walt, Sower-in-Chief for Seedbed, will serve as the host of the session.
STEVE SEAMANDS is a renowned theologian and the author of The Unseen Real: Life in Light of the Ascension of Jesus. He will be our teacher for this course.
CAROLYN MOORE is an evangelist, church planter and disciple-maker, is the founding pastor of Mosaic United Methodist Church in Augusta, Georgia. She’ll be our guest host and conversation partner.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This 3-hour learning experience is designed for:
- Pastors wanting to invest spiritual and theological meaning into their ministry between Easter and Advent in the Christian Year
- Disciples wanting to understand the time between Jesus’ first and second coming and what that has to do with everyday life
- Anyone wondering where Jesus has gone and what that means for where our world is headed, including understanding suffering and healing
When you register, we’ll send you a copy of The Unseen Real by Steve Seamands. You can begin reading immediately, or save it for the days and weeks following the mini-course.
In addition, the teaching videos for The Unseen Real will be delivered into your my.seedbed.com account. These 10-minute videos will be the basis for our mini-course.
A Live, Three-Hour Zoom Teaching
The course is on Ascension Day, Thurs. May 13, from 9am -12 pm CT, and will be delivered online (and recorded). Steve Seamands and Rev. Carolyn Moore will be with us live, and we’ll watch short videos and enjoy a time of reflection, Q&A, conversation, and prayer with Steve and Carolyn.
A Recording of the Teaching Time
This Mini-Course will be recorded for your personal use, and will be put in your my.seedbed.com account after the session.