Mission and Strategy

  • Our mission is to help people find and follow Jesus by creating a safe conversational environment where they can explore faith and experience community.


  • Humble

  • Teachable

  • Curious

  • Intentional


  • You have had a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • You are currently attending Mission Church on a regular basis.

  • You have submitted an application, interviewed with a Groups Team Coach or Director, and been approved.


  • Affirm the values, core beliefs, and leadership at Mission Church

  • Attend the new leader training prior to leading

  • Lead your group according to the Starting Point Values and Leader Essentials

  • Attend Starting Point Weekly debriefs

  • Pray for your Starting Point group members regularly

  • Shepherd your Starting Point group members’ transitions from Starting Point to their next best step of community - whether you lead a group or raise up a leader from the group.

Values for the Starting Point Environment

  • Humble Leadership :: Do leaders value group members' opinions and beliefs?

  • Authentic Relationships :: Do group members experience trust and acceptance?

  • Relevant Environments :: Is the group appealing, engaging, and helpful?

  • Spiritual Growth :: Are group members growing in their relationship with God?

  • Biblical Authority :: Is Scripture the basis for group discussion?

Leader Essentials

  • Engage personally :: Am I growing personally as a leader and follower of Jesus?

  • Prioritize Preparation :: Am I prepared?

  • Promote Participation :: Am I facilitating real conversation?

  • Cultivate Relationships :: Am I investing in my group members?

  • Encourage Long-Term Community :: Am I encouraging next steps and intentionally creating an opportunity to continue on in community?

Starting Point Fall 2018 INFO


Training: September 24, 6-8 PM
Session: October 1 - November 19, 6:30-8 PM


Training: September 25, 6-8 PM
Session: October 2 - November 20, 6:30-8 PM

Child Care

Pre-registration: $50/child
Walk-In: $10/child