Missio Dei Church began in the Summer of 2008 when a few families moved to Huntington, WV to be a part of God’s work in the city. That Fall a small group began meeting in a home for prayer and Bible study. A year later they began having a worship service once a month in the former Funny Bone Comedy Club at Pullman Square in downtown Huntington, WV. In February 2010, Missio Dei started meeting weekly for worship gatherings. After three years of meeting in the comedy club, Missio Dei signed a lease on the space, completed a renovation, and now calls our location in downtown Huntington’s Pullman Square home.
We are made up of people from all walks and stages of life. Whether you’re a college student pursuing a degree at Marshall University, a single parent trying to keep your head above water, newly married and discovering the highs and lows of marriage, a single man or woman navigating work and relationships, a retiree seeking to leave a legacy, or parents of young children who keep you on your toes 24/7, your story is a part of a much bigger picture that focuses in and centers upon Jesus. You may be stumbling forward, staggering backward, questioning everything in your life, or experiencing a season of sweet rest in God. Wherever you are in this point of your life, we’d like to invite you to join us to worship the God who created you and to encounter Jesus as the greatest gift the world has ever known. We were created for him and will find our greatest joy and delight when he is our most precious treasure!
WHAT DOES MISSIO DEI MEAN?
Missio Dei [pronounced miss-ee-oh day] means “mission of God.” The name communicates two messages – one about God and one about the church. Missio Dei is not only who we are – a church on mission, but who we serve – a God on mission. Our God is a missionary God who humbled himself in the person of Jesus (Philippians 2:8) to seek and to save lost men, women, boys, and girls (Luke 19:10). The church represents a missionary God and serves the world as his ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20); sharing the good news about what God has done to save a world through Jesus Christ.