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Did you recently move here? Welcome!

It takes time & friendly people to make a new community feel like home.

No one should feel isolated & alone.

Church should be upbeat, supportive & encouraging.

This Sunday can be a new start, but nothing changes if you stay home.

We want you to feel like this place is home.  Plan a visit this Sunday at 10AM to build meaningful friendships and experiencing a loving community.

Jesus' message is simple, not complicated.

Each week, we meet together to support & encourage one another.  Each week, we meet to remind ourselves of Jesus simple instructions:

Follow me always, especially when you are afraid or unsure.

Treat (love) others the way you want to be treated.

Teach others to do the same.

These are simple instructions for complicated people.  We want to be a loving community that helps everyone live a honest & authentic Gospel.  Nothing changes if you stay home.  You’re invited to visit this Sunday at 10AM inside the Banquet Hall of the Townsend Fire Company.

Paul & Monica
Paul & Monica
I felt compelled to attend theMISSION Church the first time after a lengthy absence of more than 15 years from church and my walk with Christ. My best friend is also an elder at theMISSION and would always encourage me to attend service and other activities. After a few months in a men’s bible study at his house, I told my wife one Sunday morning that I wanted to go to church. She was skeptical, but I persuaded us both out of our pajamas and into the car. The moment we walked into theMISSION we were greeted with such warmth and encouragement, and it was definitely sincere. I first noticed a guy I sat next to in the bible study; we had great conversations about real life. He turned out to be the pastor! He never forced on me church, religion, or the bible; he just wanted to hear what I had to say. In the next weeks, complete strangers were genuinely interested in our family and well-being and offered to help in so many ways. Most importantly, they eagerly pursued opportunities to show us Christ in the ways they lived for others, then offered to walk alongside us in our own journeys. And it has been an awesome journey the whole time with our family at theMISSION!
Jettie
Jettie
I was new to the area and needed a church home where the Bible & Jesus were honored.

Someone left a welcome bag with information about theMISSION Church. My family & I visited and found what I was looking for.

Mom asked...
Mom asked...What about kids?
We replied, thanks for asking. The church must reach & equip the next generation…no excuses.

Our Sunday School curriculum uses the Gospel Project series published by LifeWay. For more info see https://www.gospelproject.com/kids/

Nursery Care is offered throughout the church service. An age-appropriate Bible lesson is shared with the kids.

Elementary-age (K-5th) Sunday School is also offered. Families are together for the beginning 10-15 minutes of church. We watch the Gospel Project video, which introduces the Sunday School lesson. Kids are then dismissed with the leaders for Sunday School. We like this format because parents immediately know the lesson, and everyone is exposed to the unfolding of the Gospel and Biblical history over time.

After church, the sanctuary becomes our fellowship hall as kids play and parents socialize, all in close proximity to each other.

Carol Neece overseas the Gospel Project ministry. She is tasked with helping parents, resourcing volunteers, and constantly making the ministry better. For older youth, Richel Stocker is our Director of Youth & Family Ministry. Her main responsibility is two-fold: overseeing the teen ministry and discipling parents with kids of any age.

Church starts every Sunday at 10AM inside the Banquet Hall of the Townsend Fire Company. The address is 107 Main Street in Townsend.

Wondering if moving was worth it? Still struggling with a new community feeling like home? You’re invited to visit this Sunday @ 10:00 a.m.

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Prayer on the Go

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 14, 2018

An event every month that begins at 3:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until January 28, 2018

Andrew’s Place homeless meal ministry

January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Equip Youth Night

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 6, 2018

An event every month that begins at 7:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until May 20, 2018

Annual Meeting & Breakfast

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Sermon Series: The Gospel of Matthew

Matthew was an eye-witness to Jesus.  He traveled with Jesus, ministered with him and learned from him.  We can learn a lot from Matthew.  We are reading Mathew’s Gospel to see what a 1st Century Jewish convert & follower of Jesus has to say to us in our time.  

  1. Discover for yourself what God is like.   
  2. Learn from an Apostle how Jesus wants us to live.  

Join us Sunday at 10AM inside the Townsend, DE Fire Company Banquet Hall & find out!

What others are saying…

My family & I moved here from the Lehigh Valley ten years ago, and I finally feel that Townsend is my home now.
Joan

We are able to combine our church life with our home life and grow in our community in ways that have astonished us.

Kim

theMISSION has stretched me into doing things I’ve never done before…you know it’s only God working through you to do these things.

Troy

I feel like theMISSION is a place where there is real, authentic community and a place I can call home.

Mark
theMISSION has given me and my family opportunity to come out of our comfort zone in loving others.
Michelle

theMISSION has helped me understand how much I truly love the local church and how we as the local church can make Jesus famous to our community.

Dave
I’ve been impacted by wanting to be a better Christian and thinking about the Word of God more in depth.
Moira
It’s given me great opportunity to serve here and in this community.
Tyler
It’s easy to meet people here…the fellowship is gracious and loving.
Margaret

theMISSION has given my family opportunity to serve with other Christian families…really giving us opportunity to get connected with the community.

Preston
theMISSION has given me a family, brothers & sisters in Christ, to walk alongside with me in my journey and it gives the opportunity to be the same to them.
Jessie

It’s not just a Sunday event…God’s actually running this church. It’s not a church of tradition; the Lord has a lot of room to move around here.

Mike
Thanks so much for your support and encouragement…very much appreciated.
Mark

2018 can be the year you understand your Purpose & Calling

We want to help you find out.  Here are some “Excerpts from the Experts” 

Jesus said love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself.

The Apostle Paul said love does no wrong to others; therefore love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.

Tim Keller, Founding Pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, says our calling is discovered at the intersection of three key measurements.

  1. Affinity – how do I love serving others? What am I passionate about?
  2. Ability – what are my gifts, talents & deficiencies? What am I good at?
  3. Opportunity – where do others tell me I’m needed?

JD Greear, Pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh, NC, agrees with Keller, but uses the phrase “Affirmation” in place of Opportunity. Affirmation is confirmation from the Holy Spirit through fellow Christians.

This is far from the final word on purpose & calling. We are pilgrims on a journey, a journey of discovering what God is like & how God wants us to live. Let’s travel together.