WE ARE THE MISSION CHURCH

We are a gospel-centered church in Renton, Washington that seeks to grow in our knowledge and faith in Jesus.

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 OUR VISION

Jesus calls us to be disciples and make disciples.  At The Mission Church, discipleship is directed through growing in Jesus, gathering together, and serving others.  We streamline all ministries and programs through this pursuit of discipleship.  This allows us to have the greatest impact in reaching the lost, leading people to Jesus, and becoming more like Him. 

GROWING IN JESUS

We desire people to grow in relationship with Jesus through attending Sunday morning services where we study God’s word to further our understanding of the gospel. Learn more about Sunday mornings.

GATHERING TOGETHER

The Bible teaches us to live alongside one another in community.  We get connected through Community Groups to establish and build relationships as we grow together in living the gospel. Learn more about Community Groups.

SERVING OTHERS

Jesus has called us to serve, just as He served us.  We encourage serving others within our church, locally or globally as it opens doors to share the gospel. Learn more about serving.

 OUR BELIEFS

The gospel is the hope of the world. We see overarching themes in Scripture of God’s providence, power and provision to reconcile mankind and the created world to Himself through the Person and work of Jesus Christ. In light of this, we are gospel-centered in all that we preach, teach and practice.

THE BIBLE

We believe that the whole Bible,in the original manuscripts, was inspired by God and is without error. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Bible focuses on the Lord Jesus Christ, His person and work, and was designed for our practical instruction (Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Acts 17:2-3; Rom. 15:4; 1Cor. 2:13; 10:11; 2Tim. 3:16-17; 2Peter 1:20-21).

GOD

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons - the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit. These three are one God having precisely the same nature, attributes and perfections, and worthy of precisely the same worship, confidence, and obedience (Matt. 28:18-19; Mark 12:29; John 1:14; Acts 5:3-4; 2 Cor. 13:14; Heb. 1:1-3; Rev. 1:4-6).

JESUS CHRIST

We believe that as provided and purposed by God and announced in the Bible, the eternal Son of God came into this world to manifest God to men, fulfill prophecy and become the Redeemer of a lost world. To this end He was born of a virgin, received a human body and a sinless human nature.  He offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for sinners by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords.  We believe that Christ was born and remained a perfect man, sinless throughout His life; yet He retained His absolute deity, being at the same time fully God and fullyman. (Luke 1:30-35; 2:40; John 1:1-2; 1:18; 3:16; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 4:15).

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that the Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of the need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved. As Christians we seek to live under His control daily. (John 16:7-13; 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1Cor. 2:12; 3:16; 2Cor. 3:17; Gal. 5:25; Eph. 1:13; 5:18).

ANGELS

We believe that God created an innumerable company of sinless spiritual beings, known as angels; that one, "Lucifer, son of the morning," the highest in rank, sinned through pride thereby becoming Satan. We believe that Satan is the originator of sin, leads man into sin, and counterfeits the works of God by fostering religious movements and systems of doctrine, which systems in every case are characterized by a denial of the efficacy of the blood of Christ and of salvation by grace alone (Is. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:11-19; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Gen. 3; Rom. 5:12-14; 2Cor. 4:3-4; 11:13-15; Eph. 6:10-12; 2Thes. 2:4; 1Tim. 4:1-3).

We believe that a great company of angels kept their holy estate and are before the throne of God, from whence they are sent forth as ministering spirits to serve those who will inherit salvation (Luke 15:10; Heb.1:14; Rev. 7:11-12).

MAN AND SIN

We believe that man was created in the image and after the likeness of God. We believe that man fell through sin and as a consequence of his sin, lost his spiritual life and is alienated from God. We believe that apart from divine grace man cannot know God (Gen. 1:26; 2:17; 6:5; Ps. 14:1-3; 51:5; Jer. 17:9; John 3:6; 5:40; 6:35; Romans 3:10-19; 8:6-7; Eph. 2:1-3; 1Tim. 5:6; 1John 3:8).

SALVATION

We believe that God's free gift of salvation is by grace alone through faith in Jesus Christ. Our redemption has been accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ and that no degree of morality, ordinance, culture, church attendance or good behavior can help man take one step toward heaven. We believe that God gives and will not take back eternal life for those who trusted in Christ as Savior (Romans 6:23; Eph. 2:4,5; Eph. 2:8,9; John 1:12; 10:29,30; 14:6; Titus 3:5; 1John 5:11-13).  

ETERNITY

We believe people were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence. (John 3:16; John 14:1-7; Rom. 6:23; 8:17-18; Rev. 20;15; 1Cor. 2:7-9).

MARRIAGE

We believe that God created man and that He created them male and female. As such, He created them different so as to complement and complete each other. God instituted monogamous marriage between male and female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. Therefore, we perform marriages in accordance with the Bible consistent with the Old and New Testament (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; John 4:16-18; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinthians 5:11, 6:9-11,18-20, 7:1-3,8-9; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3-7; I Timothy 1:9-11).

BAPTISM

We practice Believer’s Baptism in obedience to Jesus’ example (Mt. 3:13-16) and command (Mt. 28:19) as an outward sign of the inward faith of each individual (1 Pet. 3:21). We believe that complete immersion in water best symbolizes the meaning of baptism (Ro. 6:3-4) but are glad to recognize any form of baptism which a repentant sinner is convinced he or she was called by God to participate in as a personal choice.

HUMAN LIFE

We believe that human life begins at conception and that an unborn baby is an image bearer of God (Ps. 139:13-16, Isa. 49:1, Jer. 1:5).