Every ministry year, which lasts from August-July, our Lead Pastor casts a vision for our community that focuses our work and ministry throughout the year. After much prayer and reflection, the vision and theme for the 2017-18 ministry year is "Reclaim Faith: Rediscovering The Lost Message of Christian Faith." This vision was chosen because so many of those who call Missiongathering home have been severely hurt and damaged by unhealthy churches and spiritual teachers who claim the name of Jesus Christ. Yet, we believe that the true heart of Christianity, the true Gospel that Jesus proclaimed is much better news than many of us have ever heard. This year, we're focusing on reconstructing a progressive faith centered on the person and work of Jesus Christ that can bring us healing, hope, and liberation in the year ahead.
2017-18 Budget & Ministry Report
In January 2018, Lead Pastor Brandan Robertson and the Board of Elders released our 2017-18 Ministry Report and Budget Review document for our church to understand where we've been over the past year and where God is calling us ahead in the year to come. You can now view an electronic copy of that report online. To see our report, click the link below.
August-September: SUBVERT: A sermon series on The Sermon on the Mount that describes Jesus’ subversive vision for the Kingdom of God and how we are called to join Christ in living in to this radically subversive vision for our lives and the world.
October: REFORM: To Mark the 500th Year Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, we will spend three weeks examining the ways that Christianity in America needs to be reformed to be conformed to the image of Jesus. November-December: LIGHT IN OUR DARKNESS: This Advent Series will explain the purpose of the Advent/Christmas season and walk through the story preceding Christ’s birth through Christ’s birth as God’s desire to be with humanity and bring light to the midst of our darkness. End of November includes special message on Thanksgiving and a call for a special gratitude offering.
January-February: REXAMINE: A sermon series that examines seven common Christian words that often have a lot of baggage tied to them, and gives fresh redemptive meanings to them for those who have been hurt by the church: God, Sin, Salvation, Worship, Gospel, Church, and Word of God.
March-April: WHAT IS THE BIBLE: A four week exploration of what is the Bible and the various messages and meanings in the Old and New Testaments and why it is relevant to us today.
THIS IS LOVE: A four week journey through Holy Week and the crucial events of the Christian story and what they mean for our lives today.
May: WHOLE LIVES: A four week exploration of the Biblical model for healthy living, mind, body, and spirit.
June-July: OFF LIMITS: A series where the congregation submits topics they’d like to hear preached about, and then the pastor provides a short sermon on and leaves time for open question and answers during the worship service about the topic.
WHERE WE ARE
3090 Polk Avenue San Diego, CA 92104
"One of my favorite churches in the country—Missiongathering … has managed to attract throngs of young people by fostering a community that is diverse, inclusive, biblically literate, spiritually connected, appreciative of both liturgy and contemporary worship, and absolutely bursting at the seams with grace.”