Mosaic Church began in a home, where a group of followers of Jesus were committed to learning how to love Jesus and love our city to Jesus, better.
From that small group, we have transformed into a small church with a big heart for Arlington, and the world.
We are committed to meeting together as often as we can to learn more about the rhythms of Jesus, and how we can help others also align with the Kingdom of God.
We've multiplied into dozens of homes around the cities, and a few countries around the world, as we continue to look for ways to share the Good News through the power of the Holy Spirit.
The Mosaic story started with a dream where anyone who was broken, and desired to find healing and hope, would have that opportunity through Jesus and His people. We continue that dream today, and look forward to what the Holy Spirit will do in us and through us in the future.
To make disciples, who make disciples, for the glory of Jesus Christ and the good of our city.
Imagine a future where the broken can become beautiful again through the love, people, and mission of Jesus Christ.
Where The Broken Can Become Beautiful Again
Mosaic Church is a church under the lordship of Jesus Christ. Therefore, we are committed to contending for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3). In unity with the historic Christian church, we believe and confess the Apostles’, Nicene and Chalcedonian Creeds as accurate representations of Scripture’s teaching. In addition to these historic formulations, we are also aligned with the Southern Baptist Convention.
The basic doctrines within Mosaic Church Statement of Faith represent what we believe to be core elements of biblical teaching. We expect all members of Mosaic Church to affirm these doctrines.
We believe that God is the loving creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as a Trinity in three persons yet one God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires relationships with us and towards this end continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning and service. (Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 14:6-9, 15-17; 16:7-15; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:9-10)
We believe that God expressed Himself in human form through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of us all, was buried, rose again from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He is at the right hand of God and fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate. (Matthew 22:36-40; John 14:1-3; Acts 10:42-43; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Colossians 1:13-23; 2:8-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 7:25; 9:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; 1 John 2:1,2)
We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ, teaches, comforts and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character and love among others. (John 14:26; 16:7-14; Romans 5:5; Romans 8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:16; 4:3-4; 5:18)
We believe the primary way God speaks to the world is through the Bible, and that it is our privilege to seek to understand God’s message and apply it responsibly to our lives. The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. God’s unchangeable biblical message ought to be presented in relevant and contemporary ways, free of religious jargon and understandable to the people of our community. We believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in original writings, without error and completely trustworthy. (Joshua 1:7-8; Psalms 19:7-11; 119:9-16; Matthew 5:17-19; Acts 17:11; 1 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Hebrews 4:12; 2 Peter 1:16-21; 3:14-18)
We believe that all people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God’s moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship, spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from these consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others, through Christ’s death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God’s grace through faith in Jesus alone. They receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of their sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save anyone, are the natural product of repentant believing people. (John 3:16; 5:24; Romans 3:9-28; 6:23; 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-8; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 2:24; 3:18)
We believe there are two ordinances of the local church- baptism and communion. Water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of inward decision to follow Christ personally. Communion 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, hope, love 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 believe that Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church. We are His servants to love our world. We mutually submit one to another. We put the needs of others above ourselves. Leaders who lead at Mosaic will do so on their knees (as they pray to Christ and serve others by “washing their feet”). Decisions are made at Mosaic by our team of elders as they listen to the voice of God, align our church by the scriptures and walk alongside our staff. Mutual submission to one another is expected from our leaders as we all strive to hear God’s voice on each matter that concerns Mosaic.
We believe that we are managers of things, not owners of anything. Whatever we have been given (time, talents, possessions or money) should be used first and foremost to honor God as His Kingdom ‘comes’ to earth. We practice joyful, regular and sacrificial giving of our finances to vision and mission of Mosaic. Our finances are reviewed yearly by an outside firm. Our records are always open for review for our Mosaic staff. The elders are ultimately responsible for the integrity of our financial dealings and the investments of God’s resources to the things that are closest to His heart as we bring the most glory to Him and the most good to humanity.
We believe that God created us to belong to others. Life is never lived best alone. In our seeking of building a community that God is pleased with we place a high value on loving others unconditionally, encouraging them to honest with others and Christ, serving the poor, needy and lost (those who don’t yet know Christ) around us and living out lives that are authentic, approachable and transparent. We value the hurts, pains, suffering and destruction of the world in an effort to remind ourselves and others that only through Christ can humanity and society be made whole again. We believe that Christ died for the Church and that being a follower of His means that you pursue biblical community as one of your highest values.
We believe that the Church is made up of many different types of followers of Christ. Many who have different backgrounds, cultures, belief systems and even practices on how they model the historic Christian faith. We will value these brothers and sisters of Christ. We will not seek to discredit them for our own good, but instead honor how God has used all of the believing community of faith to help establish His Kingdom on the earth. We will not be divisive about others and will attempt to seek and keep unity among the believing community as much as we can. In this attempt we believe that we will help fulfill the commands of Christ found in John 17 and towards that end we believe that the entire world will know about the love of God.
We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. (Gen 1:26-27.) Rejection of one’s biological sex is a rejection of the image of God within that person.
We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen 2:18-25.)
We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a man and a woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb 13:4.)
We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and use of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God. (Matt 15:18-20; 1 Cor 6:9-10.)
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor 6:9-11.)
We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31.) Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture nor the doctrines of Mosaic Church. Mosaic Church will be a welcoming church to anyone who is looking and longing for Jesus and the Kingdom, but we will not be an affirming church to those who wish to deviate from the boundaries of Holy Scripture.
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Mosaic Church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Mosaic Church members and the community we are called to love, serve and lead, it is imperative that all persons employed by Mosaic Church in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality. (Matt 5:16; Phil 2:14-16; 1 Thess 5:22.)