Inviting the West Hills communities on an adventure to be restored by God's grace, equipped by God's Spirit and sent by God's Son to engage the world.
Restored by God’s Grace
We are priceless to Jesus. He paid the ultimate price for us by substituting His life for our life. We deserve death, because of our sinful nature, but Christ who was sinless took our place. Not only does Jesus take our place, but when the Father gazes upon us He sees us through Christ’s righteousness. We become a new creation.
We live in a fallen and sinful world and, as a result, we are all broken. We are in need of Jesus’ healing touch in our lives. He begins to heal us from the inside out. By His grace the Lord begins to restore us; He begins to redeem the brokenness in our lives. As a result our lives are transformed.
Being restored to wholeness is only by God’s grace, it is not something we do or deserve. John’s Gospel talks about remaining in Christ. He gives the metaphor of a vine and branches. Christ is the vine and we are the branches. When we remain in Christ, we will produce much fruit. This is a picture of living a resurrected life--living into who Jesus calls us to be. The complete restoration work will not occur until we are at home with Jesus.
Equipped by God’s Spirit
We each have a role in the body of believers. We are all given gifts so that the body of Christ can function together. The Holy Spirit equips each of us so that we can build up the body of believers. We are equipped so that we can share the Good News about Jesus with people who do not know Jesus yet. Just as all the little pieces of glass fit together to form a mosaic, so do we all function together as the body of Christ. One piece of broken glass is worthless, but when all the pieces are put together it creates a vibrant picture.
Sent by God’s Son
God the Father sent His Son, Jesus on a rescue mission to save us and in turn Jesus sends us to share His love with others. The church is the vehicle by which Jesus chose to share His love, to remind people that there is a God who has not forgotten them. We will engage the local community through our Missional Communities. We will engage the world through short-term mission teams. These mission teams will be sent to places where we are supporting local missionaries.
The overriding principle for the mission statement is that we are in Christ. Jesus is the vine and we are the branches. We are called to remain in Jesus and there will be fruit. When you look at the Mosaic logo there is a vine running through the word. Jesus connects all of it, He is the vine. We are in relationship with Jesus and one another. We are called to love Jesus and to love one another as Jesus loved us.