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2021 Mosaics Summer Class Schedule

Intercultural Mosaics Summer Class Schedule effective from July 9, 2021 through August 29, 2021

❤ Friday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• Conversational Chinese: 5 pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays

• Chinese History & Culture in Mandarin language: to be announced

❤ Saturday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• Mosaics Group Fellowships in Person: check upcoming events• Beginning Korean: 4 pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays

• Beginning Russian: 4 pm on 2nd and 4th Saturdays • Advanced Korean: 5 pm

• Beginning Mandarin Chinese: 6 pm

• Beginning Japanese: 7 pm

• English Learners Group: 8 pm

❤ Sunday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

• Beginning Spanish: 3 pm (it will be changing back to 2 pm from Aug. 8th)

• Beginning French: will resume from Aug. 8th at 3 pm

• Conversational Japanese: 4 pm (will offer from July 11 through Aug. 29, Mutsumi will teach from Japan)

• Intermediate Korean: 5 pm (it will be changing back to 4 pm from Sept. 12)

• Beginning German: No classes during the summer time (it will resume from Sept. 12 at 5 pm)

• Bible Study Group: 6 pm (Gospel of Luke)

• Hebrew Bible Reading: 7 pm (Alphabet learning and Genesis)

For more information, please visit: https://nextg.org or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you!

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Formation of the New Worshiping Community with New Vision: Creating Spiritual Ecosystems for the Future Generations

{ Intercultural Mosaics }

To evangelize Gen Y-Zers, Mosaics began its journey in 2013. The journey focused on intense social media and person-to-person outreach to Millennials living in the Sacramento Metropolitan Area. Mosaics has been providing space, both physical and spiritual, for Gen Y-Zers, and other generations to find authentic fellowship with God and others. Since its inception, we have been inviting Gen Y-Zers through word-of-mouth, Internet and social media networks—vital aspects of postmodern technology available in our era to unite and evangelize them effectively. Mosaics’ fellowship has been filling with love, grace and laughter as participants have begun to consider each other as siblings. Many newcomers speak of their sense of “belonging” to Mosaics fellowship from day 1 as they find that our community is not formed through traditional or systematic ways, but is being formed organically without any rules or forces—a main reason we grow and attract newcomers every week.

Though the original focus specifically targeted Gen Y-Zers, the age of those the Spirit was prompting began to get a bit wider. By the beginning of 2020, we were even needing to consider the needs of some children of Gen Y parents! Though we anticipated some ethnic diversity, perhaps 4 or 5 different ethnicities, it rapidly surpassed that number. The Spirit was doing something much more than what we had expected.

Our ministry dramatically changed during the COVID-19 pandemic. When we changed all of our gatherings in virtual space, mostly on Zoom, stretching from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening, many new participants joined from all over the world for our 12+ gatherings. Since the pandemic, we have been constantly receiving 6~9 newcomers each week, many who are continuing to be part of Mosaics. Three of them became teachers and many of them want to be leaders. Our local presence dramatically shifted to global presence in 1.5 years. Our in-person ministry dramatically shifted to virtual in a few weeks. The age span continued to expand. The ethnic diversity expanded dramatically as well. Mosaics’ original focus on building a local community of Gen Y-Zers has transformed into a global community for all generations, all cultures and languages, and needs to shift to offering online and in-person engagement. This transformation was unplanned and led by the Holy Spirit. Mosaics became Intercultural Mosaics—intercultural salad bowls by crossing boundaries of time, locations, cultures, languages, races, identities, ideologies, history, religions, and all/any barriers.

According to Dr. Klaus Schwab of World Economic Forum, we are living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) era since 2015, where AI, nanotechnology, robot technology and internet networks are rapidly evolving and flourishing in the foundation of the digital revolution (1970s – 2000s). The most distinctive character of the 4IR is how ‘most effectively’ people can connect and communicate—creating an “infosphere” in a hyper-connected society.

Mosaics is preparing and shifting to reach out globally and to become a spiritual infosphere. While Millennials and Gen Zers, are constantly adopting 4IR in their lives and connecting to others globally through various social media hubs, churches have not yet fully incorporated the opportunities of the 4IR for the evangelism of precious souls of the next generations. Schwab predicts that local-based communities will disappear and many will lose the ability to empathize. Schwab sees that the main goal of the 4IR is empowering people to improve their quality of life. In 4IR, society will be more “human-centered,” so that the need of spirituality (the work of churches), will be greatly increased and more important than ever. Therefore, we, the church, need constant innovation of leadership to be equipped for this new reality. (*Further reading: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” by Klaus Schwab, 2017).

This is a critical time and tipping point for Christians to energetically and innovatively claim our divine calling—to rise to the challenge, rejecting despair and fatalism—and to truly seek the wellbeing of the planet and human beings. To meet these challenges, Mosaics wants to pursue Ezekiel’s vision. Dr. Michael Beck, in his book, “Deep Roots, Wild Branches: Revitalizing the Church in the Blended Ecology” says that Ezekiel has vision of revitalizing and cultivating new communal ecosystems amidst declining congregations.

“All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.” – Ezekiel 17:24.

Beck’s “Blended Ecology” is summarized as “a manifestation of emergence”—synergistic relationships occurring between inherited and emerging modes of church that result in a new complex organism. Revitalization is not the goal. The ultimate goal of our inherited churches is creating a missional ecosystem and becoming missional hubs to pursue the Great Commission and the Great Commandment of Christ.

“So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then the Lord said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. – Ezekiel 37:7-10

If we work together to implement a blended ecology in our inherited churches to transform them into missional hubs, our churches will flourish again to glorify God. The vision that Ezekiel saw at the valley of dry bones (Ezek. 37) is our harvest-mission field. We have valleys of dry bones in our time—people who are starving for spiritual nourishment. Those who come to life become the body of Christ. As we work together, the next generations will be disciples who make disciples. Ezekiel’s vision is what I bear witness to in our time. I envision the Intercultural Mosaics as the ultimate harvesting catalyst to fulfill God’s holy mission. This is God’s perfect will and our faithful act of worship.

God opens up Ezekiel’s perspective to show the fourth dimensional vision that transcends time and space, and transforms us in our very critical time. In Ezekiel 36:26-27, God says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

Mosaics has been evolving and is at another tipping point to become the “Intercultural Mosaics”—a new missional expression in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Intercultural Mosaics will continually trailblaze new paths of unknown territories in the era of 4IR by not only extending its global evangelism but also implementing the blended ecology into inherited churches. Mosaics stands to carry out the new dream of God—creating a spiritual ecosystem and global missional hubs—together with inherited churches and the Presbytery so that there will be many fruits in a dynamic, life-giving exchange.

Mosaics will continue crossing boundaries and breaking down barriers of all kinds, not only to transform inherited churches, but also to expand the territories of intercultural ministries, mission and evangelism to ultimately reach out to unreached people (Luke 10:2).

Mosaics New Mission:

1. Growing a learning, caring, transforming, spiritual community with “koinonia” to disciple Millennials, Gen Zers and all generations for 21st century ministries. (Original mission, with expanded generations)

2. Creating missional ecosystems in inherited churches to become missional hubs for intercultural people (Ezekiel’s vision).

3. Breaking boundaries to expand territories of intercultural ministries for local and worldwide evangelism (Jabez’s prayer).

Timeline of Mosaics Development (2013 – 2028):

• Seeding Period: 2013 – 2016 : Mosaics House Gathering, Launching of Fellowship of Mosaics, NWC; Experimental Gathering at Parkview Presbyterian Church

• Developing Period: 2016 – 2019: Multiple House Gatherings; Gathering at Faith Presbyterian Church on Sundays, Launching of Davis Mosaics, NWC; Experimental Gathering at Davis Community Church on Saturdays

• Challenging Period: 2019 – 2022: Merging Fellowship of Mosaics into Davis Mosaics, NWC; Multiple Gatherings at Davis Mosaics on Thursdays and Saturdays; Launching Small Group Gatherings; Launching Zoom Gatherings on Fridays through Sundays

• Growing Period: 2022 – 2025: Formation of “Intercultural Mosaics” as a new NWC; Becoming A New Expression of Church; Expanding Global Gatherings; Launching Hybrid Ministries

• Thriving Period: 2025 – 2028: Multiplying Intercultural Mosaics; Becoming A Movement (Revolution) of the Church

Statistics of Mosaics as of July 7, 2021:

• Total Number of Meetup Registrants: 1842 registrants

• Total Number of FaceBook Group Active Members: 220 members

• Total Number of Webpage Subscribers (www.nextg.org): 24,688 subscribers

• Total Number of Gatherings: 3271 gatherings       

• Average Number of Weekly Participants: 75 ~ 100 participants

• Number of Weekly Gatherings: 12 +

• Number of Core-Leaders: 15 +

• Number of Ethnicities: 30 +

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Request to Approve the New Worshiping Community, “Intercultural Mosaics”

We are hereby requesting the Congregational Support Ministry Team (CSMT) of the North Central California Presbytery (NCCP) to approve a re-formed New Worshiping Community, “Intercultural Mosaics, NWC” as of August 1, 2021.

Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon, NWC Pastor

Rev. Jerilyn Viera Dahlke, NWC liaison

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2021 Annual Report to DCC

Mosaics (www.nextg.org) is a New Worshiping Community sponsored by Davis Community Church (DCC) and led by the Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon and supported by the hospitality gifts of Grace Moon.

Moved by a love of Christ, Mosaics originally brought new fresh expressions of the Body of Christ to meet the spiritual needs of Millennials and Gen Zers so that they could be transformed for Christ’s ministries of justice, peace, healing and environmental stewardship for the world. Over time and especially during the pandemic, the Spirit has shifted and expanded the focus. The shift is from Millennials and Gen Zers to a ministry that is multi-ethnic, and cross-cultural. While there is still intentionality with Millennials and Gen Zers because of the lack of attention given to their particular spiritual needs, the new focus is on intercultural ministry. In the midst of the pandemic, the Spirit has also brought a geographic widening. We now have participants who live in other states, even other countries!

Grounded in the theology that God is with us (Immanuel), we’ve wondered what that means for this ministry that is growing in unexpected ways. Mosaics is being planted to provide places to belong, to practice “common good” in meaningful ways, and places to invite and to encounter God in many innovative ways. Most of the time, this year, the “place” was virtual.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of Mosaics classes, events and fellowship have converted to Zoom meetings on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 3 pm to 8 pm and continue to attract 5~8 new participants weekly. In addition to 12 weekly Zoom meetings, several small groups have been meeting in-person in the community, keeping social distance. In light of our new realities, Mosaics will continue offering hybrid social opportunities and classes. Currently, over 400 people are registered as participants with weekly participation averaging 70~90 active people who are joining from Mosaics’ 3 meetup sites and the Facebook group for a total of 2000+ members are registered and interacting.

Mosaics’ vision is now to mobilize multi-ethnic persons, especially Millennials (aka “Mosaics” or GenY) and Post-Millennials (aka GenZ), for the Kingdom of God by liberating them through love of God, grace of Jesus Christ, and power of the Holy Spirit. Mosaics’ mission is now to share God’s love and grace in an intercultural ministry that is in-person and hybrid through 10~12 free language, cooking, and music classes, outdoor activities, spirituality-developing events, social gatherings around food and drink, and contemporary worship, so that all experience God’s love and grace.

Over the past 6 years, more than 1,000+ people have come through the DCC campus and checked out Mosaics. Of those about 120 people became active with Mosaics. Mosaics is evangelism—reaching out to to the unchurched. Though not a part of the mission, 5+ people from Davis Mosaics have become members of Davis Community Church and another 10+ people now also worship with DCC.

Mosaics is grateful for ALL that Davis Community Church gives to Davis Mosaics: facilities, staff support, pastoral support, financial resources, all with lots of prayer and encouragement.

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Mosaics Intercultural Summer Zoom Classes

Intercultural Mosaics Summer Class Schedule effective from June 5, 2021 through August 29, 2021

❤ Friday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• Conversational Chinese: 5 pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays

• Chinese History in Mandarin language: 6 pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays (tentative)

❤ Saturday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• Hiking/Outdoor Fellowships: 9 am to 3 pm on 1st and/or 3rd Saturday

• Beginning Korean: 4 pm on 1st and 3rd Saturdays

• Beginning Russian: 4 pm on 2nd and 4th Saturdays (new class) 

• Advanced Korean: 5 pm

• Beginning Mandarin Chinese: 6 pm

• Beginning Japanese: 7 pm 

• English Learners Group: 8 pm

❤ Sunday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

• Beginning Spanish: 2 pm

• Beginning French: 3 pm

• Intermediate Korean: 4 pm

• Beginning German: 5 pm

• Bible Study Group: 6 pm (Luke-Acts)

• Hebrew Bible Reading: 7 pm (Genesis: new class)

For more information, please visit: https://nextg.org or contact Dr. Stephen Moon at 916-217-5470. Thank you!

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2021 Spring Fundraiser for Mosaics

Once again, we need your love offerings to sustain Mosaics ministries.

Mosaics survived and is ready to thrive through strong faith, renewed vision, persistence, connectivity, creative hospitality and innovative fellowships during the incredibly challenging time.

We’re raising money for Davis Mosaics via our sponsoring partner, Davis Community Church, to reach out more people and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500.

Every little bit helps.Your donation will help to reshape the Mosaics during the post-pandemic time.

We are preparing to offer hybrid gathering, both online and physical in upcoming months.

Facebook pays all the processing fees for you, so 100% of your donation goes directly to the nonprofit.

For more information, please visit our fundraiser site at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/761293717875971

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Please click following “Give Now” button or scan QR Code to give your love-offerings instantly.

Thank you so much for your support and prayer!

Dr. Stephen & Grace Moon, Davis Mosaics

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Mosaics Intercultural Zoom Classes

Mosaics Spring Intercultural Classes effective from March 20, 2021

Friday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• Conversational Chinese: 5 pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays

Saturday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/589676463

• Beginning Korean: 4 pm (new class)

• Advanced Korean: 5 pm (upgrade from Intermediate)

• Beginning Mandarin Chinese: 6 pm

• Beginning Japanese: 7 pm

• English Learners Group: 8 pm

Sunday Zoom Site: https://zoom.us/j/442438856

• Beginning Spanish: 2 pm

• Beginning French: 3 pm

• Intermediate Korean: 4 pm (upgrade from Beginning)

• Beginning German: 5 pm

• Bible Study Group: 6 pm

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Creating Missional Hubs in the Post-Pandemic Era

Creating Missional Hubs in the Post-Pandemic Era: Transformation of Inherited Churches with Intercultural Mosaics

by Rev. Dr. Stephen Moon

“What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” – Luke 12:3

We are living in unprecedented chaotic times. With rising oceans and increasing human tensions, our planet and all we hold dear is in peril. Though there have been crises throughout human history, we now inhabit a time in which the very future of our species and the planet, itself, is in question. Throughout the world, the realities of greed, oppression, hatred, disease and violence have distorted and deformed the natural world and brought untold suffering (physical, mental and spiritual) to the human community. Such pain might lead to despair, but we have reasons for hope. Human beings may have hastened the peril, but we also have the power to heal and shape a just and more peace-filled future.

People under 40, Gen Y-Zers, are hungry for community, belonging and learning. They have a spiritual hunger but are not religious. They reject traditional church. Doctrine, rules, process, pews make them feel trapped. Millennials want to experience God outside of the church box. They want spiritual freedom.

To evangelize Gen Y-Zers, Mosaics began its journey in 2013. The journey focused on intense social media and person-to-person outreach to Millennials.

Mosaics has been providing space, both physical and spiritual, for Gen Y-Zers, and other generations to find authentic fellowship with God and others. We invite Gen Y-Zers through, word-of-mouth, Internet and social media networks—vital products of postmodern technology available at our time to unite and evangelize them effectively. Mosaics fellowship is always filled with love, grace and laughter as most of participants feel each other as their brothers and sisters. Many newcomers feel “belonging” to Mosaics fellowship from day 1 as they find that we are not formed with traditional or systematic ways, but formed organically without any rules or forces, a main reason we grow and attract newcomers every week.

“And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” – Joel 2:28

Stephen & Dr. Chris Neufeld-Erdman at the sanctuary of Davis Community Church

Pastor Chris Neufeld-Erdman, Davis Community Church, testifies: “Toward this end, Davis Mosaics, and Pastor Stephen Moon, build bridges, innovate lavishly, meet practical needs, and work cooperatively on behalf of God’s dream for the world’s wellbeing. Its habits of radical hospitality, conscious and intentional pluralism, and the sacramentalism of its way of life—low-bar religiosity and high-bar community—all centered around table fellowship and fostering the common good are a witness to the pathway exemplified by the early Christians who moved souls from belonging into behavioral shifts and lastly toward beliefs. In an age of disaffiliation and non-affiliation with religious institutions, Davis Mosaics, is charting the pathway into the future of Christianity—deeply embodied and incarnational, post-doctrinal, inclusive, experiential, artistic and aesthetic, and sacramental in the truest sense of the world—that is, the gathered community as a sign of God’s dream and intention for the world.”

According to Dr. Klaus Schwab of World Economic Forum, we are living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) era since 2015, where AI, nanotechnology, robot technology and internet networks are rapidly evolving and flourishing in the foundation of the digital revolution (1970s – 2000s). The most distinctive character of the 4IR is how ‘most effectively’ people can connect and communicate—creating an “infosphere” in a hyper-connected society.

While Millennials and Gen Zers, are constantly adopting 4IR in their lives and connecting to others globally through various social media hubs, churches have not yet fully revitalized to implement the challenges and opportunities of the 4IR for the evangelism of precious souls of next generations. Schwab predicts that local-based communities will be evaporated and many people will lose the ability to empathize during the 4IR era. Schwab also emphasizes that the main goal of the 4IR is empowering people to improve their quality of life. In 4IR, the society will be more “human-centered,” so that the need of spirituality (work of churches), will be greatly increased and more important than ever. Therefore, we, as churches, need constant innovation of leadership. (*Further reading: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” by Klaus Schwab, 2017).

This is a critical time, and tipping point that Christians, energetically and innovatively, claim our divine calling—rising to the challenge, rejecting despair and fatalism—and truly seeking the wellbeing of the planet and human beings.

Dr. Michael Beck, in his book, “Deep Roots, Wild Branches: Revitalizing the Church in the Blended Ecology” says that Ezekiel has vision of revitalizing and cultivating new communal ecosystems amidst declining congregations:

“All the trees of the forest will know that I the Lord bring down the tall tree and make the low tree grow tall. I dry up the green tree and make the dry tree flourish.” – Ezekiel 17:24.

According to Beck’s research, there are three possible paths through which an inherited church can experience revitalization: Re-Engineering, Re-Vival, and Re-Missioning. The “Re-Engineering” is about how church can be re-strategized, re-focused, re-organized. The “Re-Vival” is about charismatic movement of the Holy Spirit. The “Re-Missioning” is about how church can re-engage in the Great Commission locally. In “Re-Engineering,” church sets the agenda, whereas, in “Re-Missioning,” the mission context sets agenda.

Beck’s “Blended Ecology” is summarized as “a manifestation of emergence”—synergistic relationships occurring between inherited and emerging modes of church that result in a new complex organism. Revitalization is not the goal, the ultimate goal of inherited church is creating missional ecosystem, and becoming missional hubs to pursue the Great Commission and the Great Commandment of Christ.

“So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then the Lord said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.’” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. – Ezekiel 37:7-10

Mosaics DNA Tree Emblem: Creating Missional Ecosystem, and Becoming Missional Hubs

If we work together to implement blended ecology in our inherited churches to transform them into missional hubs, our churches will flourish again to glorify God. The vision that Ezekiel saw at the valley of dry bones (Ezek. 37) is our harvest-mission field and all souls reviving will be becoming the body of Christ, churches. We have many valleys of dry bones in our time where many souls can be saved. As we work together, our next generations will receive salvation through the gospel to become armies of Christ—becoming disciples who can make disciples. Ezekiel’s vision is what I witness in our time, and I would like to vision the Intercultural Mosaics to become the ultimate harvesting catalyst to fulfill God’s holy missions. This is God’s perfect will and our faithful act of worship.

God opens up Ezekiel’s perspective to show the fourth dimensional vision that transcends time and space, to transform us in our very critical time. In Ezekiel 36:26-27, God says, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.”

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:1-2

Mosaics has been evolving and is at another tipping point to become the “Intercultural Mosaics”—a new missional expression in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Intercultural Mosaics will continually trailblaze new paths of unknown territories in the era of 4IR by implementing the blended ecology into inherited churches. I invite you to pray for Intercultural Mosaics to be used as catalyst to mobilize Millennials and Gen Zers to carry out the new dream of God—creating spiritual ecosystem and missional hubs—together with inherited churches and the Presbytery so that there will be many fruits in the dynamic of life-giving exchange.

Although Mosaics started with a vision to restore the 1st century koinonia, gathering around tables since 2013 to effectively reach out Gen Y-Zers, it has been also constantly evolving for the past 7 years to become an intercultural catalyst for the 21st century diakonia, for all generations, inclusively. Mosaics will continue breaking boundaries and barriers of all kinds, not only to transform inherited churches, but also to expand territories of intercultural ministries, missions and evangelism outside of the box to reach out unreached people ultimately (Luke 10:2).

Mosaics New Missions:

1) Continue growing a learning, caring, transforming, spiritual community with “koinonia” to disciple Millennials and Gen Zers for the 21st century ministries (Mosaics original mission).

2) Creating missional ecosystem in inherited churches to become missional hubs for intercultural people (Ezekiel’s vision).

3) Breaking boundaries to expand territories of intercultural ministries for local and worldwide evangelism (Jabez’s prayer).

Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. – 1 Chr. 4:10

To revitalize our churches in the PC(USA), I would like to invite all of you to take following actions in faith and love.

1. Pursuit of Matthew 25 Vision: Act boldly and compassionately to serve people who are hungry, oppressed, imprisoned or poor; fighting for racial justice, protecting immigrants and liberating of oppressed people; expand local and global missions (Isaiah 1:17; Luke 4:18-19; Romans 12:1-2; Gal 3:28).

2. Expansion of Intercultural Ministries for the Next Generation: equip and fund leaders; make intercultural ethnic ministries part of the “New Ministry Initiatives” or form of a new experimental committee to expand emerging intercultural ministries; promote diversity while having unity in Christ (Isaiah 56:6-8; Matt. 28:18-20; Eph. 4:12; Rev. 5:9-10).

3. Transformation of Presbyteries: restore trust and relationship; repent of our ignorance of ethnic churches and leaders; heal and empower servant leaders in the ethnic ministries; send countercultural Millennials as delegates to committees; prepare our minds for action, and being sober-minded, set our hope fully on the grace of God (Jonah 3:5-10; Col. 1;20; 1 Peter 1:13; 2 Tim. 4:5).

4. Proactive Leadership for Post-Pandemic Ministries: restore broken churches and leaders; prepare hybrid worship and ministries by upgrading to up-to-date technology; create missional hubs (“blended ecology”) in larger inherited churches in the Presbyterian Church (USA) (Ezek. 17:24 & 37:7-10; Romans 8:28 & 11:24; Rev. 22:2).

Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it. – Ezra 10:4

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I give special thanks to our partnering church, Davis Community Church, and Pastor Chris Neufeld-Erdman for their unstoppable love, support and prayers!
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