Community

 

In both the Old and New Testaments, God desires to have a people for the praise of His glory and He speaks and acts for the sake of a community. 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 tells us believers belong to a community, the new body of Christ, the church. We cannot live and grow in our faith alone the same way a detached limb cannot function apart from a living body. Scripture speaks of growing and maturing in the faith when we offer our God-given gifts to each other, we meet around God’s word, we pray, worship and eat together, we walk through life together and provide for each other’s needs. In other words, we meet each other through Christ and on his terms rather than my own. Small groups help us to foster deep relationships with brothers and sisters to meet each other in Christ.

 

Mosaic Small Groups:
1. Mosaic Young Adults (18-29 yrs old):
For those in university to those in their early career years. Meets twice a month.

2. Mosai Men (30-55 yrs old):
For men who are single, married, and parents. Meeting once a month.

3. Mosaic Women (30-55 yrs old):
For women who are single, married, and parents. Meeting once a month.

4. Mosaic Families (35-55 yrs old):
For those who are parents or married entering or in mid-life. Meeting once a month.

5. Mosaic Older Adults (55+ yrs old):
For those who are more mature and past mid-life. Meeting once a month.

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ. For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

For the body does not consist of one member but of many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell? But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. If all were a single member, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, yet one body.

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.” On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and on those parts of the body that we think less honourable we bestow the greater honour, and our unpresentable parts are treated with greater modesty, which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so composed the body, giving greater honour to the part that lacked it, that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honoured, all rejoice together.

Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret? But earnestly desire the higher gifts.

And I will show you a still more excellent way.

~ 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 (ESV)