In 2006, a small group of seven people began sensing that God wanted to start something new in the community of Versailles, Kentucky...a new church designed to connect with the thousands in our community who were disconnected from Him and from church. Versailles is a wonderful community, full of wonderful people and vibrant churches. Still, there was a large segment of the population that wasn't connected to any community of faith, and it was sensed that in order to connect with those people, God wanted to do something...different.
Over the next two years, those seven people began meeting regularly to pray, read the Scriptures, and seek God's plan for what to do with this new calling. After much prayer, Mosaic launched its first worship gathering in September of 2008. Since that time, we've seen people commit to follow Christ, serve God through ministry and mission, and connect with church in a way they never had before. It's been exciting to see what God has done in and through Mosaic, and it's even more exciting to anticipate what He's going to do in the future.
So why the name "Mosaic"?
The word "mosaic" is defined as "the art of creating images with an assemblage of small pieces of glass, stone, or other materials". In other words, a mosaic is a piece of art that consists of smaller pieces of different colors, shapes, and sizes. Left alone, these pieces would be of less significance. But put together in just the right way, they create something beautiful.
That's what God does, on three different levels...
1. He takes the broken pieces of our lives...our flaws, our struggles, our rebellion, our wandering...and uses them to create something beautiful and valuable.
2. He takes the different pieces of our church...people of all different shapes, sizes, ages, colors, backgrounds, talents, and abilities....and uses them to create something beautiful and useful.
3. He takes churches of all different languages, colors, locations, and sizes...and uses them to create a kingdom, spreading the love of Jesus and serving people in His name.
That's why we chose the name Mosaic.
And that's what we are. On any given Sunday morning, you'll see people of different ages, sizes, backgrounds, occupations, neighborhoods....all gathered together to connect with God and with each other. And it's our hope that Mosaic will be used by God to bring people to Him in a way that they never have before, and to live the life that He intended for them to live.