A Lifelong Journey of
Before Jesus parted from the Earth, he left his ministry in the hands of his followers, giving them one command: Go and make disciples of all nations.
As believers, we want to be mature and faithful followers of Jesus who not only know God but make Him known because abundant life is rooted in Him. This is the journey of discipleship.
And it’s one that comes to life in the company of others. Learning and community are inseparable; they nourish and fortify one another. True, deep spiritual communion happens around the centrality of studying God’s word, and the life transformation that springs from the study of God’s word happens best in community.
Bible Studies are hosted at both of our campuses throughout the year. While their focus is on learning, it is within an active learning environment that relies on group discussion and class participation.
The word of God is living and active, pointing us to what God’s Kingdom looks like. We believe that it’s important that we, as a church body, are engaged in it at a deep level on a regular basis beyond Sundays.
Every fall and spring, our campuses each host a churchwide study of a book of the Bible where we go through the book in its entirety—diving into its context, meaning, and implication or application.
Our Winter Garden and Mosaic at WDW Campuses meet at different times and often go through different studies.
Each study is 11 weeks long and is available at two different times throughout the week: Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings at our campus building. You can sign up and start attending at any point of the study.
The studies are designed to be accessible and inspiring to study-goers of all levels of biblical knowledge, including those with no previous knowledge of the Bible.
Each week includes one to two hours of homework to help you prep for the coming teaching and discussion. The teaching space is co-ed and led by a qualified teacher. The first half of the class is spent in small groups (some gender-specific and some co-ed) of 6-8 people, accompanied by a table leader.
Check out the Mosaic Calendar to learn more about our study this season.
Studying the Bible together helps us discover the beauty of scripture while developing deeper connections with others in our community. This is why we have built a Bible Study into our weekly rhythm at WDW Campus that meets on Thursday nights. Within each study, we unpack different passages and genres of scripture while learning to see how all scripture points us to Christ.
The first hour of Thursday nights is an open hang-out time where we get to know one another better and catch up on life. After that, we spend the rest of our time engaged in a guided study and discussion. This is led by different leaders each week who have studied the content ahead of time. Men and women meet at two different homes to encourage open discussion.
There is no required homework outside of what we cover each night. Though our hope is that you can join for the entirety of the 20-week study, the content is specifically designed so that you can join in on any week, as your schedule allows.
Check out the Mosaic Calendar to learn more about our study this season.
Discipleship Groups are small groups who meet outside of the Mosaic building in one another’s homes. In them, we focus on building community around the study of God’s word and its personal application to life.
Our Discipleship Groups operate in three distinctive contexts: Winter Garden Campus, Mosaic at WDW Campus, and Mosaic Young Adults. While these three spaces all offer different curriculums, all groups are designed to encourage relational depth, transparency, and connection.
We offer three different Discipleship Group curriculums: The Gospel-Centered Life (11 weeks), Multiply (24 weeks) and The Journey (30 weeks). Just as these curriculums build in length, they also intensify in content depth and level of required time commitment. Groups are designed to be no more than 15 people and are typically single-gender in order to foster open conversation and accountability. If you’re interested in joining a Discipleship Group this season, let our Discipleship Director, Rick, know and he’ll help connect you with one.
Although Thursday night Bible Studies are currently the primary way that we invest in weekly discipleship at our campus, we offer Discipleship Groups as a supplement for those who aren’t available on Thursdays or those looking for an additional space of community and spiritual formation. Our Groups go through different curriculums and are typically made up of two to five people of the same gender that meet once a week for a pre-determined length of time (until the study is finished). If you’re interested in joining a Discipleship Group, let our Discipleship Coordinator, Aubry, know and she’ll help connect you with one.
Our Discipleship Groups meet in different spaces around town; some in homes, some at Mosaic, and some in local coffee shops. All are intentionally small (with no less than two and no more than four) and are single-gender to encourage transparency and accountability. We utilize the Apprentice Series curriculum which consists of three books that naturally build off one another. The full study spans a year’s time as each book is covered over a three-month period. If you’re interested in joining a group, simply fill out the form and one of our leaders will help you get placed into one.
Discipleship is the heartbeat of every area of ministry at Mosaic. Listed below are additional discipleship spaces to help you continue the lifelong journey of knowing God and making Him known.
Hebrews 10:24-25 tells us not to neglect to gather together but to do so regularly to “stir up one another to love and good works.” In our gathering, we worship with songs that declare God as our King, reminding us Whose we are. We study scripture, exploring its context and connections, inviting it to mold our outlook to reflect Christ’s. We practice spiritual disciplines like prayer and communion that nourish our souls. And we catch a glimpse of the hope and love of God’s diverse Kingdom as we enjoy one another in ordinary moments of conversation and coffee.
We believe that spiritual formation starts from the very beginning, and so we know it’s just as crucial for our kids to experience the power of gathering together weekly as it is for us. Offered at our Winter Garden Campus.
Our Wednesday night gatherings are our main space for student discipleship. Here, students are challenged to let God’s word, his marvelous friendship, and the experience of being in a biblical community radically shape their character, relationships, and purpose. Offered at our Winter Garden Campus.
We want young adults to be an active part of our regular Sunday gatherings alongside the whole of the Mosaic community because, frankly, we love them. (And value their passion and perspective.) On top of that, we host a Thursday night gathering for 18 – twentysomethings where they can find encouragement and clarity in their spiritual journey while in this unique and often challenging stage of life. Offered at our Winter Garden Campus.
Our desire is that everyone who walks through the doors of Mosaic is able to experience deep and meaningful community in their life. To accommodate this, we have several spaces to help you learn about Mosaic as a church while connecting you with others so that you can begin, or continue, your journey of faith surrounded by people who can support you throughout this lifelong process.
We want Mosaic to be a community where people feel safe to admit their struggles and encounter the gospel. God deeply desires us to experience freedom, using it to love and serve one another without fear or manipulation (Galatians 5). Transformation to living freely happens when the gospel informs our identity, redeeming even the darkest, most brutal aspects of our lives through the power of his Spirit and a supportive, biblical community. Recovery Groups and counseling can help you learn how to practically apply the gospel to the areas of your life where you experience struggle with addiction, abuse, loss, trauma, or hurt.
We aspire to grow leaders at Mosaic—those who will guide others on their journey, and can say: “Follow me, as I follow Christ”. There are several ways to grow in leadership at Mosaic, but some of our key avenues include participating in an internship, becoming a Deacon, or going through our Eldership process.
We live in a time where thousands of thoughtful resources on life, faith, culture, and theology are accessible to our homes, cars, and headphones at the touch of a button. Sometimes the sheer number can be overwhelming. Our staff will continue to pull together favorites that challenge and inspire them to share with you.
Contact us for more information regarding Discipleship