“Identity is the root of all things in the Christian life. For anyone who is a follower of Christ, they have been united with him, taking on his identity. This means that Who We Are is rooted in Who He Is, and What He Has Done. This also means that our very identity is changed. Mosaic Fellowship believes that the Bible is clear in how our identity creates our values, and our values dictate our behaviors or what we do. Having our identity in Christ means that we are identified by the following identity markers."
Mosaic Fellowship Believes that...
We are Family
Galatians 4:4-7 helps us understand that we are adopted into God’s family through Christ. The Church isn’t supposed to be like a family; the church is supposed to be a real family, experiencing unity despite diversity. This family is created as we are adopted by God the Father through Christ.
We are Disciples
In the same way that Jesus called his disciples to follow him (Matt. 4:18-22, Lk. 14:25-35), we are also to follow him in all things. We are committed to the lifelong process of becoming more like Jesus in our hearts, our heads, and our hands. As disciples we are also called to make disciples, and teach them to obey all that Christ commands. You might say that our strategy is to be disciples, and make disciples in everyday life.
We are Servants
Jesus came not to be served, but to serve, and give his life as a ransom for many (Mk. 10:45). Jesus calls us to serve each other as he served us. Actually, Jesus calls us to think of ourselves not just as servants of all, but slaves of all.
We are Stewards
Stewards are individuals who have been given temporary management of someone else’s property. We believe that everything belongs to God, including our own lives. If we are stewards of God’s gifts in our lives, we should use all of those gifts for his glory. Mosaic Fellowship disciples our people to be stewards with their time, their talents, and their treasures for the kingdom (2 Cor. 8,9)
We are Missionaries
Jesus calls his followers in Matt. 28:16-20 to go and make disciples of all people groups. In the same way that Christ came incarnationally (becomming like those he was seeking to disciple, as a human) to make disciples, we are called to go and make disciples incarnationally. If you are a follower of Christ, you are a missionary. That doesn’t mean that you go on missions trips necessarily, but it should mean that you live a missional life.
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