We believe in the historic Christian faith, reflected in these statements:

 

  We believe that God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires relationship with us and towards this end continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service.    Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19; John 14:6-9, 15-17; John 16:7-15; 2 Corinthians 13:14; 1 John 4:9-10

 

We believe that God is the loving Creator of all that exists, both seen and unseen. God is eternal and completely good, knowing all things, having all power and majesty. God exists as the Trinity, in three persons, yet one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God passionately desires relationship with us and towards this end continually invites us into a relationship of faith, friendship, learning, and service. 

 

Genesis 1:1Matthew 28:19John 14:6-915-17John 16:7-152 Corinthians 13:141 John 4:9-10

  We believe that God expressed himself in human form through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of us all, was buried, rose again from the dead, and ascended to heaven where He is at the right hand of God and fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate. Matthew 22:36-40; John 14:1-3; Acts 10:42-43; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8; Colossians 1:13-23, 2:8-14; Hebrews 1:1-3, 7:25, 9:24; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 1 John 2:1-2

 

We believe that God expressed himself in human form through Jesus Christ, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, was crucified for the sins of us all, was buried, rose again from the dead, and ascended to heaven where He is at the right hand of God and fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor and Advocate.


Matthew 22:36-40John 14:1-3Acts 10:42-43; 1 Corinthians 15:3-8Colossians 1:13-23, 2:8-14Hebrews 1:1-3, 7:25, 9:241 Thessalonians 4:16-171 John 2:1-2

We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character, and love among Christians.   John 14:26, 16:7-14; Romans 5:5, 8; 1 Corinthians 12-14; Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:16, 4:3-4, 5:18

We believe that the Holy Spirit, sent from God to live inside all who believe in Jesus Christ, teaches, comforts, and empowers us, giving each follower diverse gifts, fostering unity, interdependence, productivity, Christ-like character, and love among Christians.
 

John 14:26, 16:7-14Romans 5:5, 81 Corinthians 12-14Galatians 5:16-25Ephesians 3:16, 4:3-4, 5:18

We believe that the primary way God speaks to us is in the Bible, and that it is our privilege to seek to understand God's message and apply it responsibly to our lives. The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. God’s unchangeable Biblical message ought to be presented in relevant and contemporary ways, free of religious jargon and understandable to the people of our community.  We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in original writings, without error and completely trustworthy.   Joshua 1:7-8; Psalm 19:7-11, 119:9-16; Matthew 5:17-19; Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:14-17; Hebrew 4:12; 2 Peter 1:16-21, 2 Peter 3:14-18

We believe that the primary way God speaks to us is in the Bible, and that it is our privilege to seek to understand God's message and apply it responsibly to our lives. The Bible is our standard in all we say and do. God’s unchangeable Biblical message ought to be presented in relevant and contemporary ways, free of religious jargon and understandable to the people of our community.  We believe that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the verbally inspired Word of God, the final authority for faith and life, inerrant in original writings, without error and completely trustworthy.
 

Joshua 1:7-8Psalm 19:7-11, 119:9-16Matthew 5:17-19Acts 17:11; 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:14-17Hebrew 4:122 Peter 1:16-21, 2 Peter 3:14-18

We believe that all people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God's moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship, spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others, through Christ's death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God's grace through their faith in Jesus alone. They receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of their sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save anyone, are the natural product of repentant, believing people.   John 3:16, 5:24; Romans 3:9-28, 6:23, 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:1-10; Titus 3:3-8; James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18

We believe that all people are created with dignity and value in the image of God, to live in a vital relationship with God. However, through our sin (failing to live by God's moral standards), we break our intended relationship with God and we experience the destructive consequences of that broken relationship, spiritually and socially, in this life and beyond. However, God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to rescue us from those consequences and to restore our broken relationships with God and others, through Christ's death on the cross, a perfect act of redemption for each of us. Salvation comes to people on the basis of God's grace through their faith in Jesus alone. They receive the free gift of forgiveness and are spiritually reborn through repenting of their sin and believing in Jesus Christ. Good works and a holy life, although totally unable to save anyone, are the natural product of repentant, believing people.
 

John 3:16, 5:24Romans 3:9-28, 6:23, 10:9-10Ephesians 2:1-10Titus 3:3-8James 2:14-26; 1 Peter 2:24, 3:18

We believe that there are two ordinances of the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward decision to follow Christ personally.  Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is to be a regular reminder of Christ’s body and blood, death and resurrection, that were given to us voluntarily so that we might experience life, love, hope and forgiveness as we eagerly await His return to the earth.   Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:12, 36-38; 9:18; 10:47; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26     We work in volunteer teams, which are in turn served and led by our lead team of pastors as well as our elder board. We seek to exercise and respond to leadership in a Scriptural manner, and to work in partnership with one another. Leaders are first and foremost servants.   Matthew 23:8-11, 18:15-17; Luke 22:24-27; 1 Corinthians 16:15-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13; 1 Timothy 5:1, 17-23; Hebrews 13:7, 17     We encourage people to handle their finances discreetly, honorably, and responsibly, and to practice regular and generous giving to the Kingdom efforts through Mosaic.  Generous giving is defined by giving regularly, sacrificially and joyfully.  We encourage our Mosaic family to consider giving at least 10% of their income away, and then growing from there to give away more.    Malachi 3:10-11; Matthew 6:19-21, 24, 33; 1 Corinthians 9:7-14, 16:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:5-12; Galatians 6:6; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 3 John 5-8     We express our strong value of community by seeking to reach out and connect with a diversity of people. We want to be personal and caring in a world that is increasingly fragmented and impersonal. We are not afraid to be vulnerable, human, and honest with each other. We believe our spirituality fulfills rather than denies our humanity, and we believe this approach strengthens community.   John 15:12; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3-18; Galatians 6:1-5, 10; Colossians 4:5-6; 2 Timothy 4:1-5     Mosaic recognizes diversity among Christ-followers in nonessential areas. We do not press for uniformity in these areas, but rather encourage people to search the Scriptures, seeking balance, mutual understanding, humility and love. Additionally, we seek to respect one another's differences without a quarrelsome, arrogant or divisive spirit, and to return continually to the great commandment, to love God and one another.  We look to partner with other communities and groups of Christ-following believers as we extend the love of God to our city, nation and world.    1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Romans 14:1-15, 16:17; 2 Timothy 2:14-17, 23-26; James 3:13-17; Philippians 2:1-5

We believe that there are two ordinances of the local church, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  Water baptism by immersion is an outward sign of an inward decision to follow Christ personally.  Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is to be a regular reminder of Christ’s body and blood, death and resurrection, that were given to us voluntarily so that we might experience life, love, hope and forgiveness as we eagerly await His return to the earth.

 

Matthew 28:19-20Mark 16:15-16Acts 8:12, 36-38; 9:18; 10:471 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

 

We work in volunteer teams, which are in turn served and led by our lead team of pastors as well as our elder board. We seek to exercise and respond to leadership in a Scriptural manner, and to work in partnership with one another. Leaders are first and foremost servants.
 

Matthew 23:8-11, 18:15-17Luke 22:24-271 Corinthians 16:15-161 Thessalonians 5:12-131 Timothy 5:1, 17-23Hebrews 13:7, 17

 

 

We encourage people to handle their finances discreetly, honorably, and responsibly, and to practice regular and generous giving to the Kingdom efforts through Mosaic.  Generous giving is defined by giving regularly, sacrificially and joyfully.  We encourage our Mosaic family to consider giving at least 10% of their income away, and then growing from there to give away more. 
 

Malachi 3:10-11Matthew 6:19-21, 24, 331 Corinthians 9:7-14, 16:1-22 Corinthians 9:5-12Galatians 6:61 Timothy 5:17-183 John 5-8

 

 

We express our strong value of community by seeking to reach out and connect with a diversity of people. We want to be personal and caring in a world that is increasingly fragmented and impersonal. We are not afraid to be vulnerable, human, and honest with each other. We believe our spirituality fulfills rather than denies our humanity, and we believe this approach strengthens community.
 

John 15:12Acts 2:42-47Romans 12:3-18Galatians 6:1-5, 10Colossians 4:5-62 Timothy 4:1-5

 

 

Mosaic recognizes diversity among Christ-followers in nonessential areas. We do not press for uniformity in these areas, but rather encourage people to search the Scriptures, seeking balance, mutual understanding, humility and love. Additionally, we seek to respect one another's differences without a quarrelsome, arrogant or divisive spirit, and to return continually to the great commandment, to love God and one another.  We look to partner with other communities and groups of Christ-following believers as we extend the love of God to our city, nation and world. 

 

1 Corinthians 1:10-13Romans 14:1-15, 16:172 Timothy 2:14-17, 23-26James 3:13-17Philippians 2:1-5