In Ephesians 4, Paul challenges us as followers of Christ to “be renewed in the spirit of [our] minds… put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness” (ESV).
The following is a growing list of books, podcasts, articles, guides, videos and apps that have impacted our church in such a way—drawing us into God’s word in a way that challenges our daily assumptions and habits, helping transform our minds, hearts, and way of living.
Explore Scripture with this Audio Bible App through playlists, stories & passages, and listening plans.
Available on the App Store & Google Play.
Learn the core doctrines of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers.
Available on the App Store & Google Play.
This free app pairs each question and answer with a Scripture reading from the ESV, a short prayer, and a devotional commentary written by contemporary pastors, including John Piper, Timothy Keller, and Kevin DeYoung, and historical figures, such as Augustine, John Calvin, Martin Luther, and many others. *Also includes kid-friendly songs!
• 52 catechism questions and answers related to God, humanity, sin, salvation, and more
• Devotional commentary on every question and answer written by respected pastors and church leaders
• Short prayers to accompany each question and answer
• A children’s mode featuring short versions of each answer and quick access to kid-friendly songs designed to aid memorization
• Related Bible passages drawn from the ESV
6-10 minute interviews with members of the Council of The Gospel Coalition and their friends, discussing biblical perspectives on questions that range from the Bible, to theology, culture, and more.
Available on Apple Podcasts & Spotify.
What is The Gospel Coalition? TGC is a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing their faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming their ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures.
Examples of Previous Podcasts: What Did Paul Mean When He Said ‘We’re Being Saved’?, What Does the Bible Say About Divorce and Remarriage?, What Does the Bible Say To Those Who Struggle with Body Image?, How Should Christians Respond to a Culture of Outrage?, etc.
Hour-long living room style conversations hosted regularly on Facebook Live by Mosaic’s Lead Pastor, Renaut, where he and guests discuss current topics of community and culture as they relate to the gospel.
Available via Podcast on the App Store. You can also join us Thursdays at noon on Facebook Live for the streaming of new episodes.
Examples of Previous Episodes: Coronavirus & The Power of Love, Coronavirus & The Power of Words, Coronavirus & The Power of Fear, Unity?, Faith Without Doubt, Faith & Healing, Sorrow & Suffering, Christmasing Well, Ask Anything, etc.
In BibleProject podcast, Tim and Jon invite you into their dialogue concerning the biblical theology behind each video their team produces.
The BibleProject is made up of a group of creatives and theologians who produce short, highly engaging animated videos that help people experience the Bible as a unified story that leads to Jesus. We genuinely can’t recommend or fan these guys enough. If you haven’t watched any of their productions, or it’s been a while, we highly encourage you to peruse their ever-growing library of videos. You can peruse them by series, themes, biblical books, or just catch up on their latest project.
Examples: How to Read the Bible: Apocalyptic Literature (series), Martus/Witness (word study), Tree of Life (themes), etc. Overview: Joshua (old testament), Mark (new testament), etc.
This podcast—hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley—dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.
Available on Apple Podcast and Spotify.
Examples of Previous Episodes: Global Crises and the End of the World, The Holy Spirit with Dr. Gregg Allison, When the Sermon Kills, What is the Resurrection of the Body?, Explosions in Ephesus, etc.
A daily, 8-minute podcast hosted by Tara-Leigh Cobble who reads through the Bible chronologically year-round (this will be her 10th time), highlighting and summarizing that day’s Bible reading in a casual, easy to understand way.
Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, & PodBean.
Each day you can read the assigned reading, then tune in to The Bible Recap after you’ve finished reading.
This plan from the Bible Project takes you on a chronological journey through the entire Bible over the course of one year.
Each book includes videos specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement with God’s Word.
Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know
This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book Systematic Theology. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology and made them both clear and applicable to life. You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.
This is a streaming video library full of all kinds of discipleship videos and studies for all ages.
We’re providing every person at Mosaic with a free account—giving us all access to hours of on-demand teachings, in-depth bible studies, parent resources, shows for kids and more. You can stream it on your laptop, phone, smart TV, PlayStation, and such. You can sign up for your free account by selecting the RightNow Media link above.
This site offers tons of resources like articles, recommended podcasts, blogs, essays, reviews, and videos—of which you can search by topic and theme.
TGC is a fellowship of evangelical churches in the Reformed tradition deeply committed to renewing the faith in the gospel of Christ and to reforming their ministry practices to conform fully to the Scriptures.
Examples of Articles: 20 Quotes on Lament & Racial Reconciliation, The Most Important Lesson Parents Teach, The Future of World Christianity is African, etc.
Example of Essays: Scripture as a Divine & Human Book, Enjoying God, Personhood and the Challenge of Naturalism, etc.
Examples of Blogs: Heavenward by Scotty Smith, etc.
Examples of Videos: David Platt on Matthew 28, Mika Edmondson on 1 John 1, etc.
This site offers thousands of articles, sermons, books, and podcasts.
Founded by John Piper in 1994, Desiring God has grown into an international web ministry with 12,000+ free resources and 3.5+million monthly users. It exists to help people everywhere embrace a profound truth that changes everything about life and eternity—leading people to experience the deep and abiding joy found only in Christ.
A Focus on the Family publication designed to help you and your family make entertainment choices with confidence.
Each month, Plugged In offers a ream of articles and reviews on popular movies, videos, television episodes, songs and games that focus on letting you know what themes, scenes and more exist within their larger framework. They aim to go deeper than average entertainment ratings, diving into specific content and the meaning behind it.
Common Sense exists to research, rate, and review everything kids want to watch, read, or play so all families can feel confident about their media and technology choices.
This website utilizes articles, reviews, and videos to call attention to the outsized influence of media and tech on kids’ lives and provide guidance that empowers families with the information they need to be advocates for their children.
We’ve compiled a short guide for practicing communion at home with your household.
The practice of communion celebrates the fulfillment of the great mystery that salvation and freedom comes from the finished work of what Jesus has done on the cross. Many of us have traditionally experienced communion in the larger sanctuary setting of our church during a Sunday gathering. While this is both biblical and beautiful, we can bring this celebration into our homes as well.
This book will guide you through a carefully selected array of disciplines. By illustrating why the disciplines are important, showing how each one will help you grow in godliness, and offering practical suggestions for cultivating them, Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life will provide you with a refreshing opportunity to become more like Christ and grow in character and maturity.
By Danny Conner, Campus Pastor of Mosaic at WDW
“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. “ —Jesus (John 15:4)
The call of Jesus is one of abiding, drawing near to Him, and allowing intimacy and dependence to grow in Him as the relationship grows. Through Spiritual Rhythms such as celebration, the study of Scripture, prayer, and silence and solitude we are able to draw near to Jesus. As a biblical community, we can learn together how to draw near to Jesus in our personal relationship with Jesus and all together as a community.
The following guide can help you to engage in the Spiritual Rhythm of Silence & Solitude, seeing what the Spirit of God might reveal to you through the Scriptures and through the quiet.
How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World
“Who am I becoming?”
That was the question nagging pastor and author John Mark Comer. Outwardly, he appeared successful. But inwardly, things weren’t pretty. So he turned to a trusted mentor for guidance and heard these words:
“Ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life. Hurry is the great enemy of the spiritual life.”
It wasn’t the response he expected, but it was—and continues to be—the answer he needs. Too often we treat the symptoms of toxicity in our modern world instead of trying to pinpoint the cause. A growing number of voices are pointing at hurry, or busyness, as a root of much evil.
Within the pages of this book, you’ll find a fascinating roadmap to staying emotionally healthy and spiritually alive in the chaos of the modern world.
Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
We live in a distracted age where we are increasingly addicted to habits―and devices―that distract and “buffer” us from substantive reflection and deep engagement with the world. And we live in what Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor calls “a secular age”―an age in which all beliefs are equally viable and real transcendence is less and less plausible. Drawing on Taylor’s work, Alan Noble describes how these realities shape our thinking and affect our daily lives. Too often Christians have acquiesced to these trends and the result has been a church that struggles to disrupt the ingrained patterns of people’s lives. But the gospel of Jesus is inherently disruptive: like a plow, it breaks up the hardened surface to expose the fertile earth below. In this book Noble lays out individual, ecclesial, and cultural practices that disrupt our society’s deep-rooted assumptions and point beyond them to the transcendent grace and beauty of Jesus.
Everyday Steps for Putting Technology in Its Proper Place
Making conscientious choices about technology in our families is more than just using internet filters and determining screen time limits for our children. It’s about developing wisdom, character, and courage in the way we use digital media rather than accepting technology’s promises of ease, instant gratification, and the world’s knowledge at our fingertips. And it’s definitely not just about the kids.
Drawing on in-depth original research from the Barna Group, Andy Crouch shows readers that the choices we make about technology have consequences we may never have considered. He takes readers beyond the typical questions of what, where, and when and instead challenges them to answer provocative questions like, “Who do we want to be as a family?” and “How does our use of a particular technology move us closer or farther away from that goal?” Anyone who has felt their family relationships suffer or their time slip away amid technology’s distractions will find in this book a path forward to reclaiming their real life in a world of devices.
Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You?
Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.
Helping the Next Generation Navigate Today’s World
In this practical guide, John Stonestreet and Brett Kunkle explore questions including:
When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things?
Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney, author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, outlines an easy-to-grasp method that has the power to transform our prayer life: praying the words of Scripture. Simple, yet profound.
Connecting with God in a Distracting World
Prayer can be so hard that unless circumstances demand it―an illness, or saying grace at a meal―most of us simply do not pray. We prize accomplishments and productivity over time in prayer. Even Christians experience “prayerlessness”―a kind of practical unbelief that leaves us marked by fear, anxiety, joylessness, and spiritual lethargy. Yet, prayer is all about relationship.
Based on the popular seminar by the same name, this book points to to a vibrant prayer life full of joy and power. When Jesus describes the intimacy He seeks with us, He talks about joining us for dinner (Revelation 3:20). This book show how prayer feels like having dinner with good friends. It is the way we experience and connect to God. In it, Paul Miller lays out a pattern for living in relationship with God and includes helpful habits and approaches to prayer that enable us to return to a childlike faith.
Here’s a list of readings used in our past Prayer & Worship Gatherings at Mosaic. We encourage you to use the following to help focus your own times of prayer in solitude or with a small community. Spend time reading through and meditating on one of the listed Scriptures, then use the following communal prayer to lead you into a time of extended prayer.
Liturgies for Daily Life
Every Moment Holy is a book of liturgies for the ordinary events of daily life–liturgies such as “A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends” or “A Liturgy for Laundering” or “A Liturgy for the First Hearthfire of the Season.” These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when, especially when, we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.
Listen in on a recent info session on Zoom, led by our Adoption & Foster Care team at Mosaic, on how to start the journey of becoming a foster parent in Central Florida. If you call Mosaic home, a next step would be learning more about and connecting with the Mosaic Adoption and Foster Care team.
Learn about Mosaic’s current church planting and justice & mercy partners around the world along with ways to join them in the work they’re doing around the world. If you call Mosaic home, we also encourage you to consider joining a Global Impact Team.
Have you ever wondered who hummed the first tune? Was it the flowers? The waves or the moon? Dove Award-winning recording artist Ellie Holcomb answers with a lovely lyrical tale, one that reveals that God our Maker sang the first song, and He created us all with a song to sing.
Sometimes remembering is hard to do! But in this lyrical tale, Ellie Holcomb celebrates creation’s reminders of God’s love, which surrounds us from sunrise to sunset, even on our most forgetful days.
A True Story About Jesus, His Return, And How To Be Ready
Read Jesus’ story about the servants who got ready for their master to come home and the big surprise that awaited them when he did. And discover how you can be ready for Jesus to return—and the very big surprise of what will happen when he does. Kids will discover…
Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
A True Story About How Daniel Points Us To Jesus
Enjoy the exciting story of Daniel and some huge, hungry lions—and then spot the “Jesus moments” to discover something even more exciting about the real King of everyone and everywhere. Kids will discover…
Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
A True Story About How God Uses People To Save People
Based on Acts 16, this is a fun and compelling retelling of how a Philippian jailer and his family learned the wonderful truth about Jesus Christ. Kids will discover…
Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
A True Story About Who Jesus Really Is
Jesus stood up in the boat. The wind was still blowing. The waves were bigger than ever. The water was pouring into the boat quicker than the disciples could tip it out again…The boat was sinking! But then Jesus did something amazing…
In this beautifully illustrated book, kids will discover…
Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
A True Story About Trusting The Word of Jesus
Enjoy a journey full of excitement and surprises as you find out just what happened at one o’clock. Based on the healing of the official’s son in John chapter 4, in this wonderful storybook kids will discover…
Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
A True Story About How Peter Failed and Jesus Forgave
Do you ever talk before you think? Ever mess up? Ever let a friend down? Peter was that kind of person—he got it wrong again, and again, and again. Who would want to be friends with someone like Peter?! Well, one very, very special man would, as Peter discovered one morning on a beach.
Kids know all about failing, but they don’t always experience true forgiveness. This book points them to Jesus, the one who will forgive them again and again and again.
Ideal for ages 3 – 6 years.
Join Mary and Joseph, a bunch of shepherds, some wise men, and lots and LOTS of angels as they discover how God kept his Christmas promise.
Ideal for preschoolers.
The Story of God’s Unstoppable Love
The Bible is rich with stories for our children to hear and enjoy, but when those stories uncover the thread of God’s promises, our children learn much more than individual Bible stories. They discover how God has demonstrated His love for us, from the first promise in the garden to the promise of the new heavens and earth.
Ideal for ages 3 – 10 years.
God’s names tell us who He is, what He is like, and what He does. This book covers 40 of the Bible’s many names and descriptive titles for God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Through Bible stories, short devotions, and prayers, children discover the meaning of each name and how it relates to their lives. Great for reading sessions with parents and for a kids’ first devotional on their own.
Ideal for ages 4 – 8 years.
Leveraging the Potential of Online Experiences to Enhance Offline Community
Computers, iPads, smart TVs, smartphones, and more have become a regular part of life for all of us. While these are all highly effective tools, they are also having an undeniable effect on us in the way we process day-to-day life as well as experience and invest in community.
This is possibly even more true for the younger generation. The following guides are designed to help you as a parent or caretaker lead your kids towards engaging with technology in a healthy way as they enter new phases of development and growth.
Trusting Jesus In a Way that Transforms Us Authentically
Conversations with our kids are monumentally important and they happen in a moment… then pass. Odd as it sounds, sometimes it’s hard to know how to keep an open line of communication on faith with our kids in everyday life—whether because we didn’t have such things with our own parents, we feel ill-equipped, or we simply worry about pressuring them into a set of beliefs rather than inviting them into a relationship.
The following guides are designed to help you as a parent or caretaker feel encouraged to have faith-related conversations with your kids that genuinely incite wonder, invite discovery, and fuel passion.
Guarding Their Potential for Intimacy
In talking about sex and relationships with our kids, our heart is to teach them about intimacy and respect.
The following guides are designed to help you introduce the discussion, inform your kids on how things work, help them interpret the changes to come to their bodies, and finally coach them towards a healthy relationship with their own body as well as respectful relationships with others as they grow into adulthood.
Helping Them Know They Aren’t Alone
The journey from childhood to adulthood has never been stress free. However, research is showing that the younger generation—especially those in middle and high school—are facing more pressure than ever.
The following guides are designed to help equip you as a parent or caretaker to be present sources of comfort, strength, and truth to your kid(s) as they face different anxieties on their way to adulthood.