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 Steak Night

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bible Study: The Sermon on the Mount

September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Townsend Fair

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 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: a simple kind of Disciple-making from Luke 10.

For the first time in a long time, I have some extra time during the week to play with my schedule.  So, I went to the local bagel shop to sit & eat & think. 

I can’t tell you the last time I went out, by myself, to sit & eat & think. 

Only one other table was occupied; two guys were eating “in” while everyone else was on the “grab & go” plan.  That made it very hard to not overhear their conversation.  If the place was packed and I was surrounded by conversations, I could tune them all out.  This morning, those guys became voices in my head. 

Please don’t judge me.  You’ve been on a plane or in a restaurant or next to someone on the phone, and they became literal voices in your head. 

They were’ talking about church. 

I know their church.  And, they were talking about all the same problems every church talks about. 

  • Developing a culture of prayer
  • Helping the church “feel” like a family
  • Moving people from attending church to following Jesus

There is nothing new under the sun.   READ MORE