We can't wait to meet you! Thank you so much for visiting our website. We could spend a bunch of time telling you about all the amazing things going on at The Mission Cincinnati, but we'd rather you come and see for yourself. So scroll down and plan your first visit!
So where IS
The Mission Cincinnati?
We meet at the Evanston Recreation Center, 3204 Woodburn Ave. Cincinnati OH 45207.
Our services are every Sunday at 10 AM. We put the coffee & bagels out at 9:30, so come early to enjoy some food and meet some folks!
The Mission like?
Services at the Mission are a unique blend of ancient and modern, combining deep and thoughtful liturgy and prayer with passionate contemporary worship. Each week you'll hear a relevant and engaging message based on the Bible, and every service ends with us sharing communion. Our services last about 80 minutes.
Every week at the Mission we offer a safe and nurturing Mission Nursery environment for infants and toddlers as well as a Mission Kids Children's Ministry Program featuring The Bible Project Curriculum for children ages 5-10.
If you have an infant or toddler, you can drop them off in the nursery room which is the windowed "computer room" right next to the welcome space & hospitality tables.
Our children remain with the whole church for the opening songs of worship and then are dismissed to Mission Kids during the announcements.
Children of all ages are also more than welcome to stay with you in worship!
All of our Mission Kids leaders and Nursery workers have sustained background checks and are Safe Church certified.
Anything Else I Should Know?
When you arrive, make sure to pick up a copy of the bulletin from the welcome table. Not only will it give you a roadmap for our service, but it will offer explanations of every aspect of our worship and why we do what we do.
If you want, you can also email our Pastor William Eavenson at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to your visit to let us know you're coming. That way we'll be able to make sure we say hello and welcome you when you arrive!
If you are attending for the first time and your children have any special needs you would like us to be aware up, please contact email@example.com prior to your visit so we can make sure we are ready to welcome you and care for your children well!
Americans, by and large, are power junkies. The "great" ones among us are known for the power they have that everyone else doesn't--wealth, fame, talent, strength. We can be tempted to believe that every good thing in our world--love, security, peace, dignity--is scarce and must be grasped when available, held tight, and never shared.
At the Mission Cincinnati, we believe in and seek to follow a Jesus who is the King of a Kingdom. In Jesus's Kingdom the good things of love, security, peace, and dignity are not scarce, but ABUNDANT! There is so much of them on hand and we get to GIVE THEM AWAY! This is Jesus' way of exercising power: by serving.
We desire to empower every person to serve one another in the Church and in the wider community in ways that bring joy and allow each person to contribute their God-given gifts and personality so that all of us are built up together. This involves learning about ourselves, figuring out what God has blessed us with uniquely that we might give it away in joy to others! In this way we will be a church empowered to be like Jesus.
At the Mission Cincinnati, we are called to SERVE.
At The Mission Cincinnati, there are many ways to get involved through serving including our Sunday Service Team, volunteering with seasonal neighborhood outreaches, or joining hands in ministry with one of our many city partners.
SERVE ON SUNDAYS
Our Sunday worship is not a spectator sport. Everyone plays a part in worshiping God and ministering to His people. From music, to making coffee, to setting up chairs, to greeting people, to ministering to our children, to leading prayers, there are tons of ways to serve on Sundays at the Mission! Interested in serving with us? Contact Derek Duncan at firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVE THE CITY
We love our city and we believe God has called us to pray for our city and to seek it's welfare. That is why we serve regularly in Evanston and throughout Uptown Cincinnati through seasonal events like a Trunk or Treat, an Easter Egg Hunt, a Christmas Potluck, manning the dunk tank at District 2 National Night Out, tutoring at Evanston Academy, prayer walking in neighborhoods and so much more! Interested in serving with us in the community? Stay tuned to our Parish Calendar to learn about upcoming opportunities to serve. You can also contact Charles Dudley, our Director of Community Outreach at email@example.com
SERVE WITH OUR CITY PARTNERS
Jesus calls churches to work together to reveal His Kingdom on Earth as it is in heaven. To that end, The Mission Cincinnati has built relationships with many different city partner organizations. We work and serve WITH these groups to seek the welfare of our city. Interested in serving with one of our city partners? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
JOIN OUR TEAM
JOIN OUR TEAM
Currently we are looking for called people to fill ONE position:
Do you think God might calling you to join our team? If so we'd love to hear from you! But first, please take some time to pray, review our website, and examine the relevant job descriptions below. We want to make sure you are confident that we are a good fit for you and that you are a good fit for us! When you are ready to apply, please submit the relevant information requested for each position following the directions each application link provides.
Character: A ministry team, by definition, must operate with a lot of trust; character is the foundation of trustworthiness. We expect each other to operate with Christ-like maturity and to be quick to make things right when things go off the rails. While its true that we’re all in process in many ways, we expect a foundation of humility, honesty, and unselfishness from each other.
Competence: We aren’t just looking for “good-hearted” people. If we’re compensating a position, its because we need particular skills in order to catalyze the health and growth of the entire church. We’re not interested in creating a performance culture which often carries toxicity, but we do expect excellence.
Chemistry: It’s not enough to be a “good person” and competent. Teams that produce great fruit are ones that have people who complement and round out each other. They’re teams that flow together and understand each other. They operate with a shared imagination, a sense of intuition (which is not a substitute for a lot of really good communication). IT’s not enough to just like working together; we need to be headed in the same direction. If you’re interested in a job at The Mission Cincinnati, please spend a significant amount of time looking over our website (http://www.missioncincinnati.org), our sending church’s website (http://www.missionchattanooga.org) so you can know if we’re a good fit for you.
Commitment: Ministry in inner-city Cincinnati is quite an experience. There’s a challenge factor that can make it rewarding, but make no mistake, its difficult and frustrating on many occasions. For a team to be healthy, we need a measure of community and perseverance. We’re not asking for the rest of your life, just a healthy sense of expectations and good communication. We realize that Christ calls us; our job is to obey.
Comaraderie: Last, but not least, we are looking for comrades. Ministry is exponentially more sustainable and enjoyable when everyone knows that “we’re in it together.” We celebrate and grieve together. We experience the trenches together. We laugh and enjoy ourselves because we like each other.
We care about our people at the Mission Cincinnati and we want to come alongside them as best as we can through the joys and sorrows of life.
If you are a part of the Mission and are wanting to meet with someone for pastoral counseling, prayer, or discernment, contact Rev. Kristen, our Pastor of Spiritual Formation and Congregational Care at email@example.com. She’ll be glad to connect you with someone from our Pastoral Care team, which in addition to herself and Fr. William, includes Fr. John Betz, Rev. Dave King, and Charlene Davidson.
Meet our Team!
Fr. John Betz: Fr. John is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains and works with people in diverse environments on issues of shame and struggling with one's relationship with God. Fr. John has worked with people in healthcare, military, and parish settings in the redeeming of the past and living more in the present.
Rev. Dave King: Dave has thirty-two years of pastoral experience serving in churches, hospitals, and hospice settings. He holds a Master of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling and is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association. He holds a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the School of Sustainable Faith.
Charlene Davidson: Charlene has a B.A. in Pastoral Studies from Southwestern College of Kansas and a 2-year lay-ministry certificate from the Athenaeum of Ohio. She is currently a seminary student at Regent University Divinity School and is interested in pursuing chaplaincy. Charlene will be helping with our Care Page and the coordination of different care needs, whether that is food, cards, etc.
If you are part of the Mission, do consider joining our Care Page at: https://my.lotsahelpinghands.com/community/the-mission-cincinnati/home. This is a place where we can help each other out and coordinate our care whether it involves providing meals, coordinating rides, visiting people in the hospital, etc., etc. If you have any technical difficulties signing up, contact Rev. Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
~ Philippians 4:6-7
At The Mission, we believe in a God who not only created all things, but who actively sustains everything and everyone with His presence, power, and love. We are a church that believes in the power of prayer.
Is there something you would like us to pray for you for? If so, please fill out the prayer request form below. Our staff will take time to pray for requests each Tuesday morning.