Mission Church is 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.
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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
Our Values – Mission – Depth – Creativity – Community – Gospel
What we do
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. (DURING COVID19 OUR GATHERING IS HELD ON ZOOM @ 4:30 SUNDAYS)
Sunday Kids Lesson
Nursery Available for ages 0-2 Kids Lesson Available for ages 3-7
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com and we’ll introduce you to a leader near you.
The Gospel Coalition
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Resonate Global Mission
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Naco Christian Church / Iglesia Christiana de Naco
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.
Pastor – Local Focus
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.
Pastor in Training – Kids / Outreach
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.
Pastor – Outward Focus
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 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 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 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.