Mission City Church

Keeping Local Communities Engaged

Article by Justin Ellis

Photography by Kate Cooley/Cooley Portraits

Originally published in Boerne Lifestyle

You would expect with a name like Mission City Church, that they are a people driven by a clear mission statement. Included in theirs is the key phrase: “engaging people where they are ...” After changing its name to fit this vision, Mission City Church (MCC) established a goal to plant churches in local communities. “In previous generations, people felt compelled to go searching for a church, but society has changed. We have become more isolated. But MCC believes it is imperative that the church remain a local community of people engaged with one another.”

Originally founded in Castle Hills, MCC’s leadership made the decision to spread out in locations across San Antonio to minister to people more effectively. With this goal in mind, the Northwest Campus of MCC was born January 2016 when it was planted at the Leon Springs Dancehall. In that historic icon of Leon Springs, a group of people came together to form a faith-filled community.

Fast forward five years to August of 2021, and the Northwest Campus has grown into a thriving church and opened a brand-new facility on I-10.


Located just past Fair Oaks Parkway headed east on I-10 (27021 I-10), the Northwest Campus is perched up on a hill overlooking the people it intends to serve. 

Services are held in a Worship Center that holds up to 1,000 people. MCC offers two Christ-centered worship services on Sundays at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. The preaching style of Pastor Matt Surber is candid, relatable, and always biblically grounded.

MCC is an active community that includes smaller communities called “Life Groups,” as well as weekly Bible studies; ManChurch meets Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m. and The Altar for Women meets Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Students / Kids

Students' and Kids' ministries are a priority at MCC. Sixth through twelfth grades meet in their own building that includes a worship area, game area, basketball and pickleball courts and more. High school students meet on Sundays at 7:00 p.m. and middle schoolers on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. The student program actively partners with other outreaches including local schools, ministries, and other Gospel-focused organizations with the intention of being an active member of our community.

MCC plans to launch a full-service preschool in 2022. www.missioncitypreschool.com 

 Mission City Coffee

The Mission City Coffee Café features hand-crafted beverages with its own locally-roasted blend from What’s Brewing?. There is free wi-fi and plenty of work space. Or get comfortable in a club chair. All-in-all it’s a great place to meet up with someone for coffee and conversation. MCC Café is open 6:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Sundays from 8:30 until 11:00 a.m.


Families draw close together, eager to make new memories during the Christmas season. MCC will host weekly celebrations for families and will include initiatives to bless families in need. We hear there may be snow forecasted for one Sunday, and special visitors for the kids. Keep up with events at www.missioncity.church/events. New adventures are always on the horizon at MCC.

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