What is Community?
Live as ONE, live by the WORD, live as SENT
In John 17, Jesus prays both for his disciples, and for those disciples that would come after them. The rhythms below embody for the church what it means to be a fully devoted follower of Jesus. Therefore, these rhythms act as our core community values at Mosaic.
Live as ONE
“…that they may be ONE, even as we are ONE.” John 17:11
Living as ONE is to profoundly connect with others. It’s more than just making friends. It is a diverse spiritual family living life alongside each other, reflecting a divinely intimate relationship embodied by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Live by the WORD
“Sanctify them in the truth, Your WORD is truth.” John 17:17
Living by the Word is to commit one’s whole self to worship and devotion to Jesus through the whole truth of His written Word. It is the beginning and end point of defining who we are and what we are called to be.
Live as SENT
“As You have SENT Me into the world, so I have SENT them into the world”. John 17:18
Mosaic's vision for every community of believers is that they would live with a people and place in mind that God has called them to. These SENT groups act as an OUTPOST of the Kingdom of God, as lights called into the darkness of our world.
SMALL GROUP OVERVIEW
Why Small Groups?
You will never experience living as ONE, living by the WORD, or living as SENT if you are isolated and alone. It’s too easy to get lost in the crowd simply settling into a one-hour-a-week attendance based “Christianity”. Small groups exist to help you feel known as you aim your life towards living Jesus' dream. So, we gather in small groups. It’s how we SCATTER into the world. Our ambition is that every person connected to Mosaic is LIVING IN and LEADING OUT of a small group community experience.
How Do Our Communities Gather?
Mosaic Communities express both a Rhythm and a People/Place Vision:
Discover Mosaic :: an 8-week community experience that discovers who the Mosaic Family is, considers membership, and gets to experience living as ONE-WORD-SENT together in the process. Learn more.
Community Group :: a community that encourages and equips each other to live as ONE-WORD-SENT where they live, work, and play.
Outpost :: a community that lives as ONE-WORD-SENT toward a single, disciple-making mission of a particular people in a particular place.
Ways to Get Involved:
Find a Mosaic community group near you and/or in your stage of life. Contact a Community Pastor for more information or join a group!
Maybe you have a vision for a community group that does not yet exist. Or, maybe there is not a community group in your area or your stage of life. You may be the catalyst to see that started. By all means, lead us!
Contact a Community Pastor, and let us know what you are thinking. Download the Steps to Becoming a New Leader document to help you process through your people and rhythm. We provide leadership training on an on-going basis for our community group leaders.
Start a group!