at Mosaic we…
Worship the Father Together as One
At Mosaic, we understand that the mature church, like the mature believer, “do[es] not merely look out for its own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4). With this in mind, we seek at all levels to promote a spirit of inclusion, beginning with Sunday evenings, where we gather faithfully each week to worship God together as one.
For example, when the worship format in style and leadership is the same from week to week (as it is in so many churches today), it will appeal only to a certain segment of the population and create unintentional barriers that keep those not like the majority from feeling a valued part of the whole. Yet by diversifying the worship format from Sunday to Sunday as we do at Mosaic, i.e., by rotating our teaching pastors, the songs we sing, the way they are done and by whom, etc., we believe we more clearly communicate God’s heart for all people; and our own, as well.
With this in mind, Mosaic is a place in which people (over time) become comfortable with being uncomfortable! Therefore, we do not allow ourselves to judge the quality of our worship experience through the filters of past experience, personality or preference; and we understand that “this church is not about you or what you like.” Rather, it’s all about Christ and getting on board with His agenda; and practically, this means often setting aside our own.
Walk Together as One in Christ
Worshipping God together as one on Sunday evening is a most beautiful and tangible expression of the love of Christ for all people on earth as it is in heaven. Yet to build a healthy multi-ethnic church, we must do more than simply sit with others different than ourselves during what remains the most segregated hour of the week. For this reason, involvement at Mosaic requires a firm commitment from every member to walk together as one in Christ outside of Sunday evenings, as well. Indeed, mutual understanding, respect and appreciation for one another can develop only as we commit ourselves to building cross-cultural relationships over time. And this is one reason we expect our members to be involved in a Missional Community.
Of course, relationships are important to the overall development and well-being of any church. But the development of relationships that transcend ethnic and economic barriers are essential for building a healthy multi-ethnic church. To be sure, differences in people, personality and preference exist in homogeneous churches, too. But when entire cultures come together under one roof, the challenges are much greater; and so are the joys of overcoming them!
At Mosaic, we are committed to walking together as one in Christ not simply for the sake of diversity but for a greater good: the expression of God’s love for all people through relational unity in our local church. We invite you to come join us in the journey!
Work Together as One in the Spirit
Through more than words, people today need to personally experience the love of Christ in order to believe. They need not only to hear that God can, but also to see that He is in fact breaking down the dividing walls of this world and uniting diverse people together as one in Him. Indeed when His people work together as one in the Spirit to establish peace on earth and good will toward men, a compelling witness is established. It is this display of oneness and unity that is winning many to Christ!
At Mosaic, members are engaged together in good works whereby the light of God so shines that others come to know Him as we do (Matthew 5:16). We provide both essential and elective opportunities for service with a desire to match individual passion and gifting to roles and responsibilities that advance the collective mission.
Essential ministries are defined as those that support the foundational aspects of the church. For instance, it is essential that members “worship one hour and work one hour” on Sunday mornings in support of Mosaic’s ministry to children, to students, to the body via the worship service, by greeting or enfolding new members, etc. In other words, in order to extend the love of God to others, we must first extend it to those within our own congregational family!
Elective ministries are defined as those that provide additional opportunities beyond Sunday mornings for relational development, spiritual growth and social service to those in need, whether in or outside the church.
Learn more about essential and elective opportunities at Mosaic on these pages. More than that, we invite you to come and get involved!