Come visit us as we currently meet every Sunday at 10:30am for Bible study and community building at the Seidman Boys & Girls Club, 139 Crofton St. SE, Grand Rapids.
We have preview worship services on January 16th, February 13th, March 13th, and our Grand Opening on April 17th, 2022, all at 10:30am at the Seidman Boys & Girls Club.
We are a church plant of the Evangelical Covenant denomination.
Read our short e-book on what it means to be a Christian antiracist church. Click here to download the e-book.
Vision: Mosaic exists to be a multi-ethnic church living out Jesus’ kingdom values, bringing racial equity and gospel freedom to the city of Grand Rapids.
Mission: Making disciples of Jesus who act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.
Our Core Values:
The gospel (the good news of Jesus) – Jesus is good news! Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead to pay for our sins. He offers his love and forgiveness as a free gift of grace for all who will receive it. This forgiveness makes us right with God and makes us citizens of God’s kingdom, which is both eternal and a present reality. As followers of Jesus, we embody Jesus’ kingdom values in our lives, making this earth a little bit more like heaven whenever we live like Jesus lived and taught.
Racial equity – Racial inequity and injustice has plagued the United States ever since the first European colonizers arrived on this land. The Scriptures are clear that God is not okay with this! We strive to be a church that helps bring access and opportunity to Communities of Color that have endured these injustices. We want our church to be a safe place for People of Color to share their experiences of living in the United States and in Grand Rapids and receive the support and encouragement a Christian should expect to receive from their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. When one part of the body is in pain, the entire body feels it (1 Corinthians 12:26). To get up to speed on all this, download our e-book on racial equity.
Diversity – We strive to be a diverse church where minorities are not forced to assimilate into dominant white culture. We believe the church can be a place where unique and beautiful cultural expressions of worship and identity are celebrated and can coincide together in diversity. This is a challenging and intentional journey as it requires us each to put into practice Philippines 2:3-4’s command to be humble, value others above ourselves and look to their interests, not just to our own interests. We believe the New Testament sets the precedent that God’s will for his church is to be multi-ethnic whenever possible (Ephesians 2:14-16, John 17:21).
Holy Spirit-driven – We cannot do anyone of these things in our own strength. We lean on God’s presence among us, the Holy Spirit, to be our strength and our source. Prayer is an essential priority in all we do. If we do things in our strength, we will fail. If we offer our efforts to God and ask him to do the impossible, he will. We open ourselves to the Holy Spirit to lead us and give us the eyes and ears to see and hear him, and the faith and courage to follow.
Authentic relationships – Church is not meant to be a movie theater experience. It’s not meant to be a place where you see a show and leave. It’s meant to be a community. Our Sunday morning worship experience is designed to point you toward this community. We want you to know people on Sunday morning and for people to know you. We want God to take these relationships deeper throughout the week. We all need one another to get through the challenges of this world and the church is meant to be that support system. We live in one of the most individualized and consumeristic societies of all time and we must be intentional to work against that. We don’t see community as optional, we see it as essential.
Serving the city – The city has been hit the hardest by the history of racial injustice in the United States and in Grand Rapids. While we welcome attenders from all over West Michigan, we make it known that our church’s missional focus is the city. We want to contribute to avenues of access and opportunity in the city. We want to shine Jesus’ light both in word and deed in the city. We want the city to be a better place because Mosaic Church exists within it.
Disciples who make disciples – Any healthy organism reproduces and churches and Christians are no different. When Jesus gave the Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20, he told his disciples to “go and make disciples…” A disciple is one who makes more disciples…who make more disciples. We want to raise up disciples of Jesus who are always in the process of raising up more disciples themselves. This process includes telling others about the good news of Jesus that that they too can become disciples. It also includes bringing disciples to deeper levels of maturity and equipping. We also want to be a church that is always in the process of raising up more new churches.