Here at Mosaic, Missional Communities are at the core of who we are. We care deeply for the Church and hope that everyone is connected to biblical community. In order for us to encourage our Mosaic family to be connected to Missional Communities, we need to make sure we have enough groups for people to go to. And that requires more leaders! If you have a heart and a passion to help lead others into a deeper understanding of the Gospel, community, and missional living, then leading a Missional Community may be a great place for you to serve.
There are a lot of pieces that go into beginning and leading a missional community, and it may be confusing to know what that process like, but we want to make it easy for you. So below, we have the process on how to jump in and get started.
The first step is to Get Trained. We have two separate ways for people to get trained as missional community leaders at Mosaic. One is that you can go through our MC Leader Training Group. This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a missional community for several months, learn and grow as a disciple yourself, while also learning to lead others. These groups launch a couple of times a year and are designed to be a launching out point for new leaders and Missional Communities. The other way people are trained as leaders is during our all day MC Leader Boot Camp that happens a couple of times a year. This is an intensive course that covers much of the same content as the Training Group, but is designed for those people who have been around Mosaic Church for a while, have been plugged in, and are ready to jump in. They have a good idea of what MC’s are at Mosaic and know most of the Mosaic DNA, and are able to jump in sooner than someone who hasn’t been a part of Mosaic or any of our Missional Communities before.
The second step in becoming an MC leader is for that new leader to go through the deacon process. 1 Timothy 3 speaks about the qualifications for Elders and Deacons, and we believe that all of our leaders should be held to those same standards, especially since they are shepherding and pouring into others. Because of that, we want all of our MC leaders to be deacons at Mosaic as well. You can begin that process by filling out the application HERE.
The final part of the process is to launch your group! We love that new communities are popping up all over our city because each one is a new opportunity for someone to connect and begin to do life with their new family. Getting new people is always a unique experience, but we have a couple of things in place to help with that, including Chapter TWO & our Coffee Connection Team. Chapter TWO is the class people take when they are interested in joining a new group so it is a great place for MC leaders to begin forming relationships with the men and women who are looking to get connected to community. Joining the Coffee Connection team is another fantastic opportunity because it gives you the chance to sit down and meet with people looking to plug in, and sometimes that may even be to your own MC.
We continue to engage and invest in our leaders once they launch their groups. We do that by providing resources and content for MC leaders to use, such as our New MC Leaders Guide and our weekly Lead Sheets. We also provide coaching to each MC leader as a way to continually invest in the health of our leaders.
If you’re considering becoming an MC leader or if you have any questions, please contact our Discipleship Pastor, Gabe Forsyth – firstname.lastname@example.org