Family: Grace Moon (wife) and two millennial children: Eugene & Erica
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Dr. Stephen Moon is a Korean immigrant who came to the United States in 1983. He settled in Hawaii with his family, where he had a series of diverse experience as student, real estate agent, and part-time church worker. As a result of a dramatic conversion, he decided to pursue his college degree and theological education to become a full time ministry worker. During his work as children’s pastor, he was given an intensive ministry training for the 1st generation Korean-Americans and their children. It was during that time that he developed a strong passion for the unchurched, especially for the 2nd generation Korean-Americans and the children in the neighborhood who come from a culturally diverse background. Now, he is prepared to start cross-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-site churches for the Millennial generation in the Sacramento area.
Stephen, as a Gen Xer, has a strong passion and desire to reach the lost generations, Mosaics (aka Millennials or Gen Y) who are the post-modern in their ages from late teens to early 30’s and Gen Z (aka iGen, Post-Millennials or Post-Mosaics) who are the most populated generation in USA (about 25% in 2015 according to Forbes). While he was at this age, he as a new immigrant has had many cross-cultural experiences and training both in schools and at work. And he proved himself that he has the capacity to adapt and prosper in a very diverse and unstructured environment. He loves the challenges of doing things that seem impossible and that not many in his culture would dare to venture. He wants to step out in faith as he sees great needs of these generations and the challenges of the Harvest for these people.
Stephen has a strong vision for the Mosaic Generation and has a good understanding of what are the key issues and main attractions for them. He is very creative and resourceful, and seek excellence in what he does, which will provide good connections with his target group. He has an amicable demeanor, which befriends him to many people, whether they are Christians or non-Christians. Both his wife, Grace and he have very optimistic views in their lives and ministry, and believe that by taking an initiative and being persistent in their vision they can be used by God to accomplish God’s vision in their life.
Stephen and his wife Grace started their first outreaching ministry in 2013 with Korean language and cooking fellowship at their house in Elk Grove and this ministry became a New Worshiping Community called, Fellowship of Mosaics sponsored by the Presbytery of Sacramento in 2014 and continues growing to reach out Gen Y and Gen Z in Sacramento Metropolitan Area. Fellowship of Mosaics is now gathering at Faith Presbyterian Church and has been reaching out over 400 Millennials since the inception. Here is the third anniversary video clip of Fellowship of Mosaics, NWC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1L4bNwFT50
Since March 2015, Stephen & Grace are leading Davis Mosaics, a New Worshiping Community of PC(USA) in Davis sponsored by Davis Community Church. Currently, Davis Mosaics provides Saturday intercultural language & music classes and fellowship to reach out Millennials (aka Mosaics) and Post-Millennials (aka Post-Mosaics) living in Davis and other cities such as Vacaville and Fairfield as well as Sacramento Metropolitan Area. Since the inception, Davis Mosaics reached out over 500 Millennials and Post-Millennials. Here is the first anniversary video clip of Davis Mosaics, NWC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7wQ8_J9ipc
Both New Worshiping Communities, Fellowship of Mosaics and Davis Mosaics, have average of 70~80 Mosaics and Post-Mosaics gathering each weekend and continue growing organically through various community-impacting outreaching ministries. You can find Mosaics activities with pictures and videos at the Intercultural Fellowship of Mosaics FaceBook Group page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mosaicsfellowship.
As Gen-Xers living in a rapidly changing multi-ethnic, cross-cultural society, they want to motivate Mosaics and Post-Mosaics to engage in building the spiritual momentum (faith) and synergies (actions) to pursue the Great Commission (Matt. 28:16-20 & 2 Cor. 10:15b).
“I only know that in every city the Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” – Acts 20:23-24
I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting.
6th Anniversary of Mosaics, NWC
Third Anniversary of Fellowship of Mosaics, NWC
First Anniversary of Davis Mosaics, NWC
Definition of catalyst:
1. something that causes activity between two or more persons or forces without itself being affected.
2. a person or thing that precipitates an event or change: His imprisonment by the government served as the catalyst that helped transform social unrest into revolution.
3. a person whose talk, enthusiasm, or energy causes others to be more friendly, enthusiastic, or energetic.
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: It takes two)
I love Steve Jobs’ Teamwork Leadership with No Committees.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35