Loving God. Loving others.
“Let me give you a new command: Love one another. In the same way I loved you, you love one another. This is how everyone will recognize that you are my disciples—when they see the love you have for each other.” - John 13:34-35
We are a community that desires to gather and worship in a manner reflective of heaven. What does that look like? It looks like our city and communities, made of people from all cultures, races and social and economic backgrounds (Revelation 7:9).
Although there exists a tendency to default to the things that we are comfortable with and know to do, Christians are called to live differently, intentionally (1 Peter 2:9).
This means that the mosaic that is the Christian community is not just great training for our eternal home but is the mandated opportunity to destroy the things that divide us: racially and culturally-rooted ignorance that leads to distrust, as well as social and economic barriers.
We believe that through mosaic Christian communities lives will be changed, neighborhoods served and our city transformed.
Our mission is summarized in just four words: Loving God. Loving others. We believe that only through a relationship with God are we able to respond fully to the needs of others. Through this transforming relationship we are able to love others just as Christ loves us. (John 13:34-35)
"So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The LORD is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other." - Deuteronomy 4:39
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." - Psalm 139:13-14
"Jesus is the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved." - Acts 4:11-12
"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'" - Luke 10:27
"You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden." - Matthew 5:13-14
"When they said, 'Let's go to the house of GOD,' my heart leaped for joy." - Psalm 122:1)
"But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God's instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted." - 1 Peter 2:9-10
"So if I, the Master and Teacher, washed your feet, you must now wash each other’s feet. I’ve laid down a pattern for you. What I’ve done, you do. I’m only pointing out the obvious. A servant is not ranked above his master; an employee doesn’t give orders to the employer. If you understand what I’m telling you, act like it—and live a blessed life." - John 13:14-17
"Be generous with the different things God gave you, passing them around so all get in on it: if words, let it be God’s words; if help, let it be God’s hearty help. That way, God’s bright presence will be evident in everything through Jesus, and he’ll get all the credit as the One mighty in everything—encores to the end of time. Oh, yes!" - 1 Peter 4:10
"There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am." - John 14:2-3