Last summer I went for a walk and God spoke to me. He whispered a simple yet powerful word about this year at Mosaic Community Church…. “Breakout.” I believe God spoke this word to me as an encouragement and preview of what HE was about to do in and through our church. Over the next few months I began praying, studying scripture, and actively preparing for the breakout that I knew God was about to do.
In the fall we did a sermon series called Breakout in which we focused on Matthew 16:18, where Jesus foreshadows the building of His church. We talked about church history, some common misconceptions, and about how the church that Jesus is building is… NOT a physical building, a social hub, a political party, or a social justice center. Rather, the church Jesus is building is a global movement of messy people who are living out and proclaiming the gospel. We talked about how Jesus’ church is breaking out and how the gates of hell will not prevail against it.
We are now 7 months into seeing God’s promise of Breakout fulfilled. Here’s a quick update:
- Sunday Celebration attendance at Mosaic has increased by 40%
- We now have 17 Lifegroups and the # of people in LG’s has grown by 30%. (Many of these new people have little or no church background)
- Unbound – our anti-sex trafficking ministry – has launched. And it is actively reaching out into our community to help fight this atrocity.
- Mosaic is consistently serving more impoverished people in Seattle than ever before, primarily through the men’s shelter and working with students at Foster High School
- Mosaic has begun planting a church in Edmonds, WA
- We are sending out 2 missionaries this summer to do church planting in North Africa
Wow! Needless to say, I am incredibly thankful and excited for all that God is doing, and I’m very expectant for what HE will continue to do in and through Mosaic over the next 5 months and beyond! As the breakout continues, one of my prayers is that our intimacy would increase – that we would draw closer to Jesus and be deeply committed to one another. Now more than ever let’s remember the call of God on Mosaic Community Church to Love God, Love People, and Change the World!
By Andrew Bach, Lead Pastor