Ascend Community

A premiere Christian community for college students,
Ascend connects friends across the country


Ascend Teams

Ascend Teams are the core of the community that program students enjoy. It’s here that students coach, encourage, and hold each other accountable in their work. Students communicate through a variety of online channels including video calls and a Slack workspace. To learn more about teams, click here.

Empower Calls

These student-led video calls provide students and alumni an avenue for connection, conversation, and community across the entire Unbound student body.

LEADERSHIP: The student-run Empower Call Management team handles scheduling and recruits fellow students to host Empower Calls.

Forums & Facebook Group

Unbound’s forums and Facebook group provide Ascend students with a platform to meet likeminded peers, share study tips, encourage one another, and engage in respectful conversation about current events with both their fellow Ascend students and older Unbound alumni.

LEADERSHIP: These groups have student moderators that work with staff to maintain a vibrant environment.


Engage Events &
Student Gatherings

Ascend students and Unbound alumni deeply value face-to-face interaction in addition to their online community, and the Unbound staff team help them initiate local events and gatherings around the country. Students get together to find fellow students in their area, watch inspiring sessions, and take a much-needed break from their studies.

LEADERSHIP: Students organize and host Engage Events with resources and advising from staff.


Official Student Events

Each year, Unbound staff and Student Leadership teams plan and host three live student events across the country. Learn more about these events by clicking here!


Missions Trips

On any of our international trips, Ascend students and Unbound alumni have the opportunity to grow their perspective and take on the challenge of immersing themselves in a new culture. Past trips include missions work in Ecuador and Zimbabwe and language study in Spain!