Ascent is a Bible school where God’s creation is the lecture hall. A transforming learning experience that involves body soul and spirit.

The Ascent program is an international English speaking Adventure Bible school, taking place in the Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian Hill country of Romania with its rural villages and medieval fortresses.


The Ascent program is a english speaking program designed to bring students into a deeper relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ while challenging and equipping them to grow not only as an individual, but also as a member of a team. Our desire is that participants leave the program with new skills and knowledge that will benefit them in their Christian walk once they return home. Our program is suitable for both first time students as well as for students who have attended our Spring  Mission Bible School or other Torchbearers centers programs. Our program is based around four principles:


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that  he testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

It is important for our participants to be pushed out of their comfort zones because we believe that this is where the true learning starts. Our program is designed to challenge participants in ways they may not expect, so that they may be challenged to grow in the areas of their lives where they most need it.


“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” Phillipians 2:3-4

Life is not possible alone, we all need to function/be connected within a community. Our program provides many opportunities to learn the meaning of ‘teamwork’. The program includes teaching on the topic of leadership and provides opportunities to apply these principles.


“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24

It is important not to just experience and move on, but to reflect on what you’ve experienced so that you may learn and grow from it. Our program provides participants with plenty of time to reflect on their experience; not only in a group, but also alone.

Spiritual Growth

We want to include Jesus in all that we do. Much time will be spent in prayer, studying His  word, and simply worshipping Him at any chance we get! We encourage our participants to be mindful of Him not only in the beautiful moments but especially in the challenging ones.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10


The following activities are usually part of the program:

  • Hiking and camping
  • Climbing and rappelling
  • Survival training
  • Caving
  • Horse riding
  • Mountainbiking

Due to the nature of the program activities can change.


In order to apply to our program please click on the link below. If there are any problems in accessing the form please contact us at:

Please note that there is a 30 EURO non-refundable application fee required before we can review your application.

Dates & Fees

2021 August 15  – September 18 1600 Euro


Our centre is located in the Transylvania region of Romania, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. It is a great location from which to go walking, hiking and mountain biking. On campus we offer a variety of activities: high ropes course, 150m zip line, lake, sports fun court (soccer, basketball, handball, hockey, volleyball, etc), and beach volley ball court. From our location, students can travel to see medieval castles and other cultural & historical attractions.

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