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BAY CITY CHURCH in San Francisco is launching with their first worship service on Sunday, September 9th. Eddie Williams is leading this team with the goal of making a big kingdom impact in the very neighborhood where he grew up. They have been hosting monthly vision gatherings to prepare for the launch and three preview services have drawn 60-80 people already! MISSION CITY CHURCH in Santa Barbara is holding their grand opening service on Sunday, September 16th. Jake Barker and his team have been building a core group and connecting in the community to build momentum toward this important day. They…

Meet Xochitl from Mission Church

A move to a new city, grief over a miscarriage, and struggles with infertility and adoption left Xochitl feeling isolated and alone.  Frustrated dreams brought her to a dark place for months, where she felt discouraged and alone.  She struggled to get outside.  Xochitl decided that it would be good to go to church.  As she said, “Maybe getting to know some other people and getting involved would help.” She and her husband googled churches and visited a few.  But it was a Mission Church postcard, delivered several weeks late and to the wrong address, that got their attention.  Church…

“My name is Maricella.  I believe that Jesus is the Christ and he has saved my life.” Hear Maricella tell her story of faith, forgiveness, and the power of perfect love.  Maricella was baptized at Mission Church in Ventura, CA.

Meet Tony From Mission Church

“Mission Church is God handing me a cup of coffee every week.” ☕️ Meet Tony from Mission Church in Ventura, CA. Tony joined Mission because he saw God doing something special through the church. Mission is known throughout their city as a place of grace, hospitality, and fun. (They like to throw parties!) Tony, who has followed Jesus for many years, is delighted to see new people coming to Mission all the time. “It’s not by accident that every service is packed,” he says, “Grace is preached here.” Each week’s teaching is helpful in an immediate way, applicable to live…

Meet Melinda From Mission Church

“My struggles with alcoholism took me to places where I never thought I’d be. Mission stood by me and said, ‘We love you anyway.’” Meet Melinda from Mission Church. Melinda came to Mission on Easter Sunday of 2016 when a friend invited her. What she heard changed her life. She felt truly that there was hope for her. Melinda’s life had grown increasingly troubled as her alcoholism grew. “I almost drank myself out of my career,” she described. The sermons at Mission helped set her on a new path – Melinda listened to them over and over again to remind…

Mike and Jodi Hickerson at Mission Church in Ventura, California have been amazed at how people’s lives are changing as a result of hearing the gospel.

Summer Fun And Youth Opportunities

One of the beautiful pictures in the Gospels is of little children hovering around Jesus. Perhaps they were begging, “Just one more, Jesus! Throw the ball one more time! Tell one more story!” insistent in the way only small children can be. Of course the disciples are nearby, because there were important things to do. Deadlines to meet, people to see, speeches to give. Yet Jesus knew the importance of including children in God’s Kingdom. The future rests with them. It is encouraging to see new churches being intentional about the health and development of youth. Throughout the summer, churches…

What if Christians were known for throwing great parties- no strings attached?  That has become the DNA of Mission Church.  They have gained a reputation for loving people with openness and grace.  Each summer, they host several Free Friday Flicks in a local park with movies, face painting, snacks- and no sermon at the end.  Mission also regularly hosts A Night To Remember, a dance for special needs youth and their families.  This night has become a city-wide event. In the gospels, we often find Jesus at a wedding or dinner party.  He often mentions celebrations in his stories.  What if…

CHURCHES GETTING CREATIVE

It started with a guy who had a giant screen and a projector. MISSION CHURCH in Ventura, CA wanted to find a way to have fun with families in their city over the summer. As they reviewed their staff, their volunteers, and all their resources, they discovered a friend who owned equipment that could play movies outside. Free Friday Flicks was created and two hundred people came to the first event. This summer, three years after the first FFF, 1,000 guests joined the fun. It has grown to include bounce houses, face painting, popcorn and drinks, and a photo booth with…

Mission Church

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What good can one new church do in a community? This compelling video from Mission Church in Ventura, CA shows how one new church community has a real and practical impact on the people of a city.  Their generosity is the visible outpouring of a gracious God!