The Theology Mission


The Theology Mission is a ministry of Mission Church. The Theology Mission was birthed out of a growing hunger among people who desired to gain, retain, or prepare for theological education. We understand that often there are barriers to attending traditional Bible Colleges and Seminaries, mainly time and cost, so we prayerfully considered what infusing sound Biblical and Theological content in short, low or no cost lectures that would be readily transferrable in whatever context one was serving in as an aid in fulfilling the great commission TO MAKE DISCIPLES



We desire to see everyday people provided an opportunity for robust biblical, theological, ministry training for the good of the church and advance of the gospel.



Establish a training center with pastors, current and former missionaries, scholars and ministry practitioners who are committed to equipping ordinary students for extraordinary ministry impact.


Our Team

Charles Shannon

Charles Shannon

Serves as the Director of The Theology Mission. He is the Lead Pastor of Mission Church in Norfolk, VA. He completed a B.A. Biblical and Theological Studies at Regent University (2011) and is a two-time graduate of Virginia Beach Theological Seminary (2013, 2018). Charles enjoys fusing robust biblical-theological studies with the practical implications for life and faithful ministry among leaders in the local church to the world.

Dr. John F. Klem

Dr. John F. Klem

Dr. John F. Klem brings vast teaching, pastoral, and educational leadership to The Theology Mission. After receiving his B.S. from Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA, Dr. Klem went on to earn his M.Div. and Th.M. from Baptist Bible Seminary in Clarks-Summit, PA, and a Th. D. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, MN.

Our Supporters

Our Supporters

Theology Mission is supported by many dedicated patrons. Find out more here.

What We Provide


We encourage ministry leaders through cohorts and residencies led by our team and faithful pastors, missionaries, bible college and seminary professors.


We provide short lectures, forums, conferences, courses to train individuals and teams in various biblical and theological topics.

  • Pastoral Theology Cohorts
  • Leadership Cohorts
  • Women’s Cohorts
  • Seminars
  • Courses

Upcoming Classes

Ministry Leadership Cohort

Spring 2019

Peer-lead cohort for leaders to grow in their self-awareness as gospel-centered leaders in their respective ministries.

The Urban Church in the Urban City

February 23, 2019

A seminar from Ronjour Locke.

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