About

Mission Church is in Tucson’s Arroyo Chico Neighborhood, just east of downtown and just south of the University of Arizona.

Mission Church is a community minded Christian church that intentionally adheres to the historic Christian faith and gospel while engaging with people of different viewpoints, the neighborhoods and city we live and work within, and those who have been hurt by the church. Worship is held on Sunday evenings at 4:30pm and dinner is served afterward. Show up the way you’d show up to grab dinner with friends here in Tucson, that’s what the rest of us do.

Learn more about the Arroyo Chico Neighborhood Mural

Check out our Mission Church Tour

Remember Copper Country Antiques??

To attend — No Prerequisite

Our sincere desire is that all feel welcome to attend Mission Church, and there is no prerequisite of faith or appearance.

To fully participate — Apostle’s Creed

We ask that those who attend and desire to partake of the Lord’s Supper and so affirm the Christian faith, agree with us in the simple doctrines of the Apostles Creed. This Creed was not produced by the apostles themselves, but it is an excellent summary of their teachings and an accurate description of the doctrine of the early Church. It is dated no later than the fourth century in its present form. 

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places

To be a member – Gospel Coalition Statement

To lead – Historic Confession

Baptism at Mission 

Our Values – MissionDepthCreativityCommunityGospel


 

What we do

Sunday Night at Mission Church

Sunday Gathering

 

Sunday night service – 4:30pm to 6:15pm (community meal afterward). Coffee and Conversation (before church), Worship, Teaching through the Bible, and the Lord’s Supper. Followed by a community meal. (DUE TO COVID19 OUR GATHERING SIZE IS LIMITED AND OUR SERVICE IS ALSO HELD ON ZOOM @ 4:30 SUNDAYS – Email admin@missionchurchtucson.com for the current status or to RSVP)

Sunday Kids Lesson

 

Nursery Available for ages 0-2 Kids Lesson Available for ages 3-7

(DUE TO COVID19 WE HAVE ONE KIDS ROOM ONLY AND ARE TAKING ALL CDC RECOMMENDED PRECAUTIONS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS SAFE)

We love having kids around! We also believe that kids are shaped in their faith by their families and the people of the church, and we don’t want to section them off from participating in worship with the rest of us. That said, we know that it can be tough for adults to tune in to the sermon while helping their child stay focused. We are totally supportive of families who desire to keep their kids by their side, but we also provide a kids lesson during the bulk of the service for those who would prefer that.

Please arrive a little early and look for one of our kids workers just inside the front door with an iPad, and they’ll get your kids checked in and ready to enter the rooms after the music. For more info contact John – john@missionchurchtucson.com

 

Small Groups

 

Many people at Mission are in small groups that meet in homes throughout the week. These groups spend time catching up and checking in, in prayer, and in a short study from the Bible or a Christian book. To get into a small group, inquire at a church service or to admin@missionchurchtucson.com and we’ll introduce you to a leader near you.

Youth Small Group – We also now have a small group of middle school students that meets on Saturday evenings in a home. Email john@missionchurchtucson.com for more info.

 


Partnerships

A beautiful Tucson Sunset behind Mission Church.

The Gospel Coalition

Arizona Regional Chapter

 

The Surge Network

Surge School

Surge Lunches and Seminars

Missional Training Center

 

Resonate Global Mission / Christian Reformed Church

Local / Global Missionary Initiatives

Classis AZ

Christian Reformed Church

 

PB+J Foods, Inc.

Ministry in Malawi

 

Naco Christian Church / Iglesia Christiana de Naco

Ministry on the Border

 


Leadership

Joe Pagac’s mural on the wall of Bookman’s on Grant and Campbell in Tucson, AZ. (torn down) Photo by Andy Littleton
  • Dani Alkola
    Community Coordinator
    admin@missionchurchtucson.com

    Dani is a recent returner to Tucson and a gifted administrator. She splits her time between Mission and Selah Salon and aspires to one day run her own business doing what she loves; interior design. Dani is the person you first meet if you call or email the church and she helps keep the rest of the team organized.

  • Andy Littleton
    Pastor – Local Focus
    andy@missionchurchtucson.com

    Andy has lived in Tucson most of his life and has been in ministry since he was 18 years old. He’s worked and studied in many diverse ministry contexts throughout the years. Andy works for Mission primarily, though he co-owns a retail store called MESA in Tucson and sits on the board of the Sunshine Mile Business Association. He is married to Michaela, a nurse, musician, and animal lover, and has a daughter named Abby who is a “kid whisperer.” You can find a book he wrote about his dad and other content he shares from time to time on his personal site.

  • John Simon
    Pastor in Training – Kids / Outreach
    john@missionchurchtucson.com

    John is a longtime Tucsonan and UArizona alum. He originally began his professional career in the area of youth mental health, but had long sensed a call to Christian ministry. In 2018 John enrolled in the Masters in Missional Theology program at the Missional Training Center in Phoenix and began an apprenticeship at Mission, which has transitioned into his being a Pastor in Training. John loves to write, and you can find some of his restaurant features on Tucson Foodie.

  • Nick Lang
    Pastor – Outward Focus
    nick@missionchurchtucson.com

    Nick came to Tucson to be a youth pastor after attending Bible College, and soon found himself planting a church. He has always excelled at starting new things and pushing himself and others toward real engagement with God’s mission. Nick oversees the postal routes in Red Rock, AZ, manages and operates a salon called Selah with his wife Hannah, and owns a small publishing company called New Herald where you can find a couple of his own books. He and Hannah have two daughters, Rosie and Clara.

  • Vi Hawes
    Outreach Coordinator
    vi@missionchurchtucson.com

    Vi and her husband Garrett both live and work in Tucson and enjoy travel. They volunteer at Mission and with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship where they lead and mentor UArizona students. Vi serves at Mission as a deacon and as an assistant to Nick in all of the church’s outreach oriented endeavors. She also works as an English Language Acquisition for Adults Instructor at Pima Community College. You can find her running or doing goat yoga around Tucson from time to time.

  • Mike Almeroth
    Creative Director
    mike@missionchurchtucson.com

    Mike is Mission’s resident content creator, musician, and a long time and thoughtful church leader. Mike and his wife Brittany perform locally in Tucson as Night Weather and their music can be found everywhere you stream music under the band names Night Weather, Infinite Souls, Digital Persuasion, and on City Psalms One and Two. Though Mike’s a creative type, he’ll school you at just about any sport. Mike also runs sound for UArizona Athletics, so look out for him at the next game!

  • Nancy Netherton
    Women’s Coordinator
    nancy@missionchurchtucson.com

    Nancy and her husband Phil have spent many years investing in the church as a whole in Tucson, and in the lives of people through intentional soul care. Nancy is retired from a career in administration, but continues to spend time with her family (especially her kids and grandkids) and in ministry through mentoring and volunteering with women at Hands of Hope.