Ascension is committed to creating a spiritually centered workplace where all associates derive a deep sense of personal meaning from their work and are inspired to contribute their unique talents to achieving our Mission. By fostering spirituality in the workplace, we create a model community of mutual care and service. This benefits not just our associates, but everyone we serve.
For us, workplace spirituality is:
Diverse: At Ascension, we share universal experiences, but each is unique and personal to us as individuals. This diversity of experience strengthens our work toward our Mission.
Inclusive: We benefit from the personal gifts all associates bring from their various religious beliefs, spiritual traditions and backgrounds.
Relational: We discover our wholeness in community. The community calls us to serve. We answer this call by listening with openness to our own experiences and those of others.
Life-giving and soul-satisfying: We see our work as life-giving. It allows us to use our unique abilities to serve others, giving us purpose, personal meaning and satisfaction.
Rooted in reality and truth: Spirituality does not imply “out of the ordinary,” but rather it leads us to be whole in the ordinary. Ordinary experiences and events are where we encounter the Sacred.
Discoverable in awareness: Our spirit is where we are right now – where action and contemplation meet in the present moment.
Effective in service: As we find meaning, satisfaction and a sense of calling in our work, we give more fully of ourselves and are led toward excellence – faithful, passionate and generous service.