As we celebrate our 20th year as a local church, we want to both look back and look forward. We did that together in the gatherings on Sunday April 2, 2023. And now, we have this opportunity to take time individually to consider how we will participate. We hope you’ll find this exercise helpful and that this space for reflection and dreaming will bring you to a place of greater gratitude for all that our Great God has invited us into.
Regardless of when you began your journey with Mosaic, we trust that He has worked in your life for His glory and your good in your time with this community of believers. He has been both faithful to us and faithful through us in innumerable ways, many that we aren’t even aware of. To remember how He made a way when there was no way – for us as a gathered church and for us as individuals, is so good for our hearts as our view of His work and our gratitude for His goodness in that work grow together. We would love to celebrate how you’ve experienced and witnessed God’s faithfulness through Mosaic!
As we look forward and consider the invitation to partner in the gospel, it can be helpful to take time and evaluate how we’re participating and where we may be holding back. Some of us may be contributing to the extent of our ability and some may be brand new to deciding if they want to step in at all. We hope this simple guide will equip you to look deeply at how God has prepared and invited you into the story He is writing wherever you are in your current participation. And if Mosaic isn’t your church home, we invite you to use this tool wherever you are, and we encourage you to connect to a local church in your community where you can thrive in abiding and living on mission with other believers!
When God calls us to follow Him, we are invited to participate with Him on mission to bring His kingdom of light, life, and freedom to bear on this affectionately called Planet Death that is our temporary home. We, at Mosaic, want to be a part of God’s saving work here on Earth – becoming family for the lonely, sharing the saving gospel of Jesus to the dying, freeing the captive, caring for the poor, and joining in on whatever God has for us!
The way we participate in that as individuals as a part of this local body is to get involved. As individuals, we are called and invited to give all that we are to Jesus to use as He pleases for His good work. One way to evaluate how we are and how we can participate is to consider our Time, Talent, and Treasure. Before we get started, let’s stop and pray.
Father God, I am here, submitted to You as your child, to seek your will for my life. I want to honor You with all that I have. I want to participate in the life-changing work that You are up to in my church and city and world. I want to have a part in the celebration of what You’ve done as I look forward to the future anniversaries of this local church. Lord, show me what you have for me today. Help me to be open to hear You, to be patient to process through questions that may be hard for me, and to experience joy as I consider the opportunity to grow in my participation. I ask this in your name, Jesus, amen.
We all have 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365 days a year. Each of us has different ways in which we spend those hours, days, and years. Let’s take a minute to ask some questions about how we spend our time.
If you see that you have room to better steward your time and you desire to give that time to the Lord’s work as a member of this family at Mosaic, we’d encourage you to consider serving on one of our ministry teams.
The Lord gives each of us unique spiritual gifts that are good for the whole community of believers. He also created us uniquely with different personalities and interests and as we mature, we grow in our abilities and can also share those with the body of believers for everyone’s good.
If you want help discerning how God has uniquely created and gifted you to serve Him, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
God is our provider and we are simply stewards, called to live faithfully and generously with the resources He has entrusted to us. Some of us have a lot and some of us have a little, but God calls every believer to participate financially to a degree that is both faithful and generous.
If you want to grow in your understanding of why believers give to the local church, if you want to begin participating in giving or give more, you can find everything you need to know here. If you want to speak with someone about your finances or desire to participate differently, please email email@example.com
Lord God, I am grateful for your goodness and faithfulness to me. You have seen me and cared for me in ways and times that I’ve been unaware of and in ways and times that I’ve been so keenly aware that I’m brought to simple awe in response to how specifically you love me. I ask that you would solidify in my heart what you’ve shown me today, that you keep me from forgetting about or putting off the invitation I’ve received from You to participate in what You’re doing here. Here I am, Lord, surrendering all that I have – the time, talent, and treasure you’ve entrusted to me – as my spiritual act of worship to You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.