About Us

Our Story

No single tree makes a grove, but a grove can start from just one tree. With this picture in mind, Jon and Samantha Kragel branched out from their 12 years of youth ministry work to start a new church in north Phoenix. With the vision of starting a church that would multiply into starting other churches, Mission Grove Church launched on October 7, 2018, at Wildfire Elementary, located in the heart of the Desert Ridge community. We are a non-denominational, Bible teaching church, with a casual feel, and contemporary worship. We long to be a church that starts churches that start churches. We desire to be FOR the community, as demonstrated by our weekend services, group ministries, and service projects here within the Valley.

Our values

What is culture? Culture is a common language and belief- it’s how people act and interact, it’s a way of life. Everything we do moves people to taking their next step in their faith journey. Below is the wording that describes our community of faith.

Our creed

In our house, everyone belongs.
We are all made in God's image, which makes us family. This means you can come as you are, with no expectations or judgments. It's okay to not be okay.
In our house, we believe in the person, power, and purpose of Jesus.
His Word is our message, His life is our method, and His people are our mission. We are unapologetically a Jesus church.
In our house, we are becoming men and women of godly character.
We're not perfect, but we're growing, and we will continually strive for better. We know we have a long way to go, but we're willing to take that next step of faith.
In our house, we are building God's kingdom, and not our own.
We have been called to someone greater than ourselves. Therefore, we pray boldly, share openly, gather often, worship freely, and serve repeatedly.
Welcome Home.

Our Mission

We will accomplish our vision through planting the Gospel, growing disciples, and multiplying churches.
We plant the Gospel because at the end of the day, it’s all about Jesus. Our job is to share, and God’s job is to save. We grow disciples through relationships, habits, and rhythms. We will multiply churches through developing and sending leaders.
This is our what. This our strategy to accomplish our vision.

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