New churches reach new generations, new residents, and new people groups. New churches reach the unchurched (studies show new churches produce 3x the amount of conversions than an existing church).
Leading missiologist like C. Peter Wagner can say, “Planting new churches is the most effective evangelistic methodology known under heaven.”
"The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city. Nothing else—not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega-churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes—will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting." - Tim Keller on 'Why Plant Churches?'
Did you know in 1950’s Billy Graham and MLK said the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning?
you know that in 1998 only 4 % of
all Christian congregations in the U.S. are racially mixed to a significant
degree. Translation, not much has changed.
BUT… did you know things are starting to turn away from that?! A recent Baylor study shows its’ tripled to 12%, some reports even up to 16%! (still FAR from a good statistic, but The Church is moving towards a multiethnic movement.
East Waco is an area that has been segregated in Waco's history and the demographics reveal this. Therefore we aim to be a 'MOSAIC' of God's creation. Mosaic Church will be a multi-ethnic church, for the city, showing off the Glory of Christ in Waco and beyond.
Just as an artist deeply cares about every individual color they paint on their canvas and each individual color contributes to the whole, so God cares about every single color on his color wheel from black to white and every shade in between. Mosaic communicates this care and love of a creator.
We're burdened to plant a church that reflects what Jesus prayed for in John 17, what the church exemplifies in Acts 11, and what we're all moving towards in Revelation 7 (every nation, tribe and tongue).
Pray. - our goal isn't just to be a church start, but a church plant. That means reaching the lost thru evangelism. That cannot happen without God's Spirit working.
Send. To get started we have a number of upfront startup costs to get this thing going. You can send us by securely investing with one time donations or monthly here.
GO. This isn't an open invitation to anyone who wants to try something different. But for those who are really SOLD OUT for the vision of building a multiethnic church and for those who truly want to reach EAST WACO. If that's you, We need you. We have opportunities this fall to serve and care for a needy school and community. If you're interested, email Slim