WHO WE ARE
Refuge Mission is a convergent church plant here in Mathews County that was started in 2018. That means our church has a blend of the three major streams of Christianity: Evangelical* (Scripture), Charismatic (Spirit), and Catholic (Sacramental). Every service at Refuge is influenced by each of those three streams, but a service may intentionally lean more toward one stream or another.
We seek to be a community for the “other,” and a haven in order to rest, dream, and change through Christ.
The “other” is the broken, the hurting, the outcast, the one who thinks they don’t measure up, etc. That’s all of us, for we’ve all fallen short. (Romans 3:23)
WHERE WE ARE FROM
Refuge Mission started as St. Thomas Anglican Mission in February 2018 with dinner and evening prayer at the home of Fr Jason & Myra Hess. The first public service was held on April 1, Easter Sunday, that same year. The church was initially part of a Continuing Anglican jurisdiction before moving into the Convergence movement.
At the start of this journey, public services were initially held in the vacant Oak Grove Christian Church facility in the Bohannon / Mobjack area. After which they were held in a few temporary locations before eventually moving in late 2019 into the vacant Trinity Church building on the corner of John Clayton Memorial Highway and Ridge Road here in Mathews County.
From the beginning this local church has been established on the traditional territory of the Powhatan people.