dis·ci·ple | \ di-ˈsī-pəl \ n. someone who follows the way and believes the truth of Jesus, and helps lead others to do the same
lead | \ ˈlēd \ v. to guide on a way, especially by going in advance
This is a year-long, volunteer program designed to help you know if God is calling you to vocational ministry and, if so, in what role. As an intern, you will be placed in a ministry setting where we hope you will identify, clarify, and be better equipped for future involvement in full-time ministry through hands-on experience and study.
Our Discipleship Team is currently taking time to revamp this program to make it even more relevant and insightful for our interns. We’re looking forward to re-opening in the future.
We believe that humble and faithful leadership is vital to the health of a local church. The earliest churches in the New Testament give us a model for this, being made up of elders, deacons, and saints. Saints seems a strange word for our times. But, according to scripture, if we follow Jesus, he has rescued our souls and restored our purpose—and that means we’re saints. And as saints, we are all called to the work of the gospel (1 Corinthians 1:2, Ephesians 4:12, Revelation 14:12). Deacons are men and women appointed to serve in the local church to help equip the saints for this strange and marvelous work. They are actively learning as disciples, living as members of God’s diverse and unified family, and leading others in God’s mission of life and redemption for all (1 Timothy 3:1-13).
Our deacons serve in a variety of ways. Many lead a Community Group, developing intentional devotional and missional rhythms in the lives of their group. Others serve on Sunday gatherings. And some do both. Whatever the capacity, we believe that leading others means serving them with love, endurance, and wisdom through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Scripture uses words like “elder,” “pastor,” and “shepherd” to describe those in spiritual leadership over the church. Being an elder/pastor (we use those words interchangeably) is not about a title or a task or climbing an invisible church leadership ladder. It’s about shepherding the church.
We are currently in the midst of re-working our eldership process to ensure that we’re able to equip future elders as best as possible in their pursuit of leadership at Mosaic. Our goal is to develop a process that will grow your relationship with God, while also helping you fully understand Mosaic and the specific role that you will play as an elder here.
If you have questions regarding the assembly of the eldership process, please feel free to reach out.