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

5 Traits of a Healthy Church

Genuine People is on the list

We all want Community

To help you find a great church, here are 5 traits to look for.

  1. Jesus’s command to love God & neighbor is obeyed.
  2. People are genuine & unafraid to show their own weakness.
  3. Grace is given to those seeking God.
  4. A deep faith in Jesus is evident.
  5. Prayer is more important than money.

Community means everything.  READ MORE.

3 things said at un-healthy Churches

We all want community

Community is built upon authentic people who seek the well-being of others.  Here are three phrases that kill community.

  1. Members who say, your sitting in my seat.
  2. Leaders who say, you don’t give enough money.
  3. Anyone who says, look at how great we are.

Did you know that theMISSION doesn’t collect an offering?  READ MORE.

You’re invited to visit this Sunday
Family-Friendly Service @ 10:00 a.m.

upNEXT @ theMISSION

Men’s Study: Life is _____?

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Middle School Bible Study

October 2 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Ladies Study: the Armor of God

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2nd Saturday Serve

October 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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!

FEATURED POST: How do you measure Spiritual Maturity? 

How do you measure spiritual maturity? It’s a great question & worth answering.

I have an answer. Let me warn you though; my answer is elusive, grey, and un-concrete. What’s your answer?

We live in a world where everything needs to be measured & compared.

  1. We need firm goals – you’ll never get anywhere without a destination.
  2. Goals must be quantifiable – if you can’t measure them, how will you know if/when you’ve arrived?

Think about your health. It’s Pollyannaish to say, “My goal is to be healthier.” That’s too vague, too relative. You need to determine to…

  • Lose 10 lbs, or…
  • Lower your cholesterol 30 points, or…
  • Run a personal best in a 5K

Think about your finances. Everybody “wants” to be financially independent, but how many people are actually balancing a budget every month & measuring their net worth each year?

Is it any different with our spiritual lives?

So…….what is quantifiable & measurable about the human heart?

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