Our Mission & Vision & Values

     Mosaic is… a multi-ethnic, economically diverse church plant, started in June 2013, established by men and women seeking to know God and to make Him known through the pursuit of unity in accordance with the prayer of Jesus Christ (John 17:20-23) and patterned after the New Testament at Antioch. 
     We believe the people and passion of Mosaic represent the hope and future of the gospel, as well as the local church, in the 21st century. With this in mind, please take a moment to discover who we are and why, here on our website.
     We are a “come as you are” church.  No matter what kind of car you drive or don’t drive, or the political bumper stickers that you have.  No need to pretend or fake anything at Mosaic.  Our biggest rule, “NO PERFECT PEOPLE ALLOWED!”  We are all in process to be more like Jesus and it doesn’t matter what you wear or how you look, you’ll feel at home at Mosaic.

Vision: To be a healthy multi-ethnic and economically diverse church in order to present a credible witness of God’s love for all people throughout Durham and beyond. 

Developmental Strategy:

1. WORSHIP the Father together as one. Come and contribute before the Lord. (Acts 2:42-47 and Heb. 10:25; Mal. 3:8-12 and Mt. 23:23)
2. WALK together as one in Christ. Live with and love one another. (Acts 2:42-47 and 2 Tim. 2:15; John 17:21-23 and Eph. 4:1-6)
3. WORK together as one in the Spirit. Serve others and share the Gospel. (Gal. 5:13 and I Pet. 4:10; Mt. 28:19, 20 and II Tim. 2:2) 

Values:  We embrace the following values to find joy in life and service. 

1.  ACCEPTANCE: We show care, concern and compassion for all men and women whom Christ loves and gave His life, accepting where they are in their walk with Christ or the path leading to Him. We believe ‘No perfect people allowed’ as we are all a work in progress, keeping in mind “While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
2. AUTHENTICITY: We model faith, transparency, and genuineness not in mere religion or in false humility, but understanding truth brings freedom. (John 8:32 & Romans 12:9-16)
3. DIVERSITY: We value people from all walks of life: ethnically, economically, generationally, and spiritually to join together and pursue the Gospel. We recognize people bring with them preferences, talents, passions, and stories that make them unique. These qualities are not forgotten but are embraced and seen in the various ministries, music, and styles of service. Collectively, we pursue unity through diversity as Jesus taught about in John 17. (Romans 12:3-8)
4. COMMUNITY: We value community through people joining as a family. We desire to look out for other’s interests above our own. Rejoicing together, working together, encouraging each other in love and good works, bearing one another’s burdens, comforting each other, and helping the weak in patience. We need each other and are stronger together than we are individually. (Hebrews 10:24- 25 & Philippians 2:1-4)
5. SERVICE: We value serving each other and those around us so that others may see Him. Through service we promote the power of resurrection, reconciliation, and transformation in the community and beyond for the sake of the Gospel. (Mark 10:45)
6. LAUGHTER: It is a joy to use our gifts serving God and others.  Laughter is the real sense of enjoyment together. We will laugh loud and often. Therefore, we value laughter, a spirit of celebration, and having fun as we lead and serve together. (Proverbs 17:22)

Ethnic Blends by Mark DeYmaz