We believe that there are two ordinances of the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward decision to follow Christ personally. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is to be a regular reminder of Christ’s body and blood, death and resurrection, that were given to us voluntarily so that we might experience life, love, hope and forgiveness as we eagerly await His return to the earth.
Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
We work in volunteer teams, which are in turn served and led by our lead team of pastors as well as our elder board. We seek to exercise and respond to leadership in a Scriptural manner, and to work in partnership with one another. Leaders are first and foremost servants.
Matthew 23:8-11, 18:15-17; Luke 22:24-27; 1 Corinthians 16:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:1, 17-23; Hebrews 13:7, 17
We encourage people to handle their finances discreetly, honorably, and responsibly, and to practice regular and generous giving to the Kingdom efforts through Mosaic. Generous giving is defined by giving regularly, sacrificially and joyfully. We encourage our Mosaic family to consider giving at least 10% of their income away, and then growing from there to give away more.
Malachi 3:10-11; Matthew 6:19-21, 24, 33; 1 Corinthians 9:7-14, 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:5-12; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 3 John 5-8
We express our strong value of community by seeking to reach out and connect with a diversity of people. We want to be personal and caring in a world that is increasingly fragmented and impersonal. We are not afraid to be vulnerable, human, and honest with each other. We believe our spirituality fulfills rather than denies our humanity, and we believe this approach strengthens community.
John 15:12; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-18; Galatians 6:1-5, 10; Colossians 4:5-6; 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Mosaic recognizes diversity among Christ-followers in nonessential areas. We do not press for uniformity in these areas, but rather encourage people to search the Scriptures, seeking balance, mutual understanding, humility and love. Additionally, we seek to respect one another's differences without a quarrelsome, arrogant or divisive spirit, and to return continually to the great commandment, to love God and one another. We look to partner with other communities and groups of Christ-following believers as we extend the love of God to our city, nation and world.
1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Romans 14:1-15, 16:17; 2 Timothy 2:14-17, 23-26; James 3:13-17; Philippians 2:1-5