Where Did the Disciples Go After Jesus Ascended Into Heaven?

After Jesus Christ’s resurrection, he spent forty days with his disciples, teaching and instructing them about the Kingdom of God. On the fortieth day, Jesus ascended into heaven in front of his disciples.

This event is recorded in the Bible in Acts 1:9-11. The disciples were left wondering what to do next, and where to go. In this article, we will explore where the disciples went after Jesus ascended into heaven.


After Jesus’ ascension, the disciples returned to Jerusalem and went to an upper room (Acts 1:12-13). This is where they waited for the Holy Spirit to come upon them as promised by Jesus (Acts 1:4-5). While waiting for the Holy Spirit, they spent their time in prayer and worship.

The Day of Pentecost

Ten days after Jesus’ ascension, on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples (Acts 2:1-4). They began to speak in different languages and were filled with power from above. This event marked the beginning of their ministry as apostles.

Preaching Across Nations

The disciples began preaching about Jesus Christ in Jerusalem (Acts 2:14), and then they started traveling across nations spreading his message. Peter and John healed a man who was lame from birth at the temple gate called Beautiful (Acts 3:1-10). They were arrested for this miracle but were released after questioning by Jewish leaders.

The Apostle Paul’s Ministry

The Apostle Paul was not one of the original twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. Instead, he was a persecutor of Christians until he had a vision on his way to Damascus (Acts 9:1-19). Paul became a devout follower of Christ and began preaching about him in various cities across the Roman Empire.

Martyrdom of the Disciples

Many of the disciples were martyred for their faith in Jesus Christ. James, the son of Zebedee, was beheaded by Herod (Acts 12:1-2).

Peter was crucified upside down, and Andrew was crucified on an X-shaped cross. Thomas, also known as Didymus, was speared to death in India.


In conclusion, after Jesus’ ascension into heaven, the disciples returned to Jerusalem and waited for the Holy Spirit to come upon them. They then began preaching about Jesus Christ across nations and were instrumental in spreading his message throughout the world.

Many of them faced persecution and martyrdom for their faith in Jesus Christ. Their legacy continues today through the Christian church and its teachings.