our rhythms

Rhythms provide cadence to life.  Rather than seeking to be "balanced", which implies opposing forces seeking equilibrium, we prefer to think of life as having a cadence. We never want to see life as ministry vs. family or church involvement vs community involvement.  Rather, we choose to seek a rhythm to our lives that affirms both...


work, rest, home, community, leisure, active, alone, together, here, away, yes, no


Do you get the idea?  Rather than promoting tension between all these things, we are seeking to "walk" through our lives and be present in the diversity that it brings.


We believe living the rhythms below, helps us do just that.

  • Beautify

    We intentionally bring beauty to the people around us; each week we seek to beautify both someone in Mosaic as well as a neighbor, co-worker, or friend by sending an encouraging note, fixing a car, dropping a food basket or anything else that would bring beauty to their lives. We also seek to bring beauty to the earth and our environment knowing that the care or defacement of God’s creation is in our hands. We want love accompanied by action to mark our faith community.

  • listen

    We intentionally listen to the voice of God; each week we seek to slow down our busy lives to rest, be still and know God. We find a few hours to stop our striving, our working and just enjoy him. We then let his words shape our lives by acting on them. That listening spills out into our posture towards each other as well as we take time to listen to one another.

     

  • eat

    We intentionally share the table together. Each week we enjoy community by eating with someone from Mosaic as well as a neighbor, co-worker or friend. We recognize that something happens around food that doesn’t happen at the office or the store. We relax and let down our defenses, we allow people into our lives in a real way. By breaking bread together and remembering Jesus, we seek to build true community. This rhythm is why we always eat together at our gatherings!


  • study

    We intentionally study and meditate on the Bible, allowing it to permeate us and shape our minds, emotions and lives. Each week we seek to cultivate a craving for Jesus by taking at least a few hours to learn about him. God’s word directs our journey and teaches us how to live in his Kingdom by his values in the midst of this world. 


  • send

    We see ourselves as ones sent from God. As God sent Jesus, so Jesus sent us to be his hands and to represent his heart and passion in this world. We are empowered on this journey by the Spirit, our sojourner, who connects us, guides us, protects us and comforts us. Together we support one another on this journey of being Jesus by journaling together, making Rhythm goals together and praying for one another.