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The Beginnings of a Church Plant

The Beginnings of a Church Plant

While every church plant has a unique story, a similar process goes into each Tennessee Valley plant. From initial prayers to finding a pastor to the first worship service, starting a church plant is a special time to watch God at work. This is the story of Mosaic...

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God’s Faithfulness to Mosaic Fellowship

God’s Faithfulness to Mosaic Fellowship

In March 2020, a group of 40 adults planned to gather for the first core group meeting of a new church plant. This happened to be the week that the world shut down due to COVID 19.  Discouraged, confused, and unsure of the future, the core group shifted to virtual...

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God Is at Work: Testimonies From Woodlands Gathering

God Is at Work: Testimonies From Woodlands Gathering

Greg Baney, church planting pastor at Woodlands Gathering, has seen God working in the hearts of Native American people through the church plant. Here are several stories from Greg. “Recently, as I shared from the book of Acts with our Sunday afternoon small group, I...

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Reaching Native Americans

Reaching Native Americans

In the United States, there are currently fewer than five Native American focused PCA churches, and yet, out of the five million Natives in our country, 90% are not believers by their own admission. Woodlands Gathering is one of two such churches that are led by...

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From Consumers to Participants: Tyler and Lis Smith

Having been part of two different church plants, Tyler and Lis Smith, members at Grace+Peace, saw their mindset shift from thinking about what a church offers them to how they can actively participate in building the church community. “In a church plant, it’s not...

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Being Born Again: Rob and Amber Noland

God has been working in the lives and the marriage of Rob and Amber Noland, members of Grace + Peace, in breathtaking ways over the last year and a half. With a thorough understanding of theology, Reformed teaching, and the Bible, Rob thought he knew everything there...

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Rural & Minority: Part of Our Strategic Plan

With a desire to fulfill the Great Commission, one piece of our strategic plan focuses on two particular types of church plants: rural and minority-focused. Along with suburban plants and revitalization efforts, we are planting three churches in rural areas and three...

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The Bookshelf: Resources for You & Your Church

The Bookshelf: Resources for You & Your Church

“Why Plant Churches?” by Tim Keller Have you ever wondered why many church leaders think it’s important to plant new churches? Maybe you’ve thought, “We already have plenty of churches that have lots and lots of room for all the new people who have come to the area....

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Events & Outreach Highlights

Events & Outreach Highlights

As our church plants open their doors to community members, seeking to welcome newcomers while continuing to build community within their core groups, many have planned and hosted events. Here are some recent highlights, from fellowship events to prayer gatherings....

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Pausing to Praise, & Looking Forward

Pausing to Praise, & Looking Forward

New years are not just times for new resolutions - they are times to remember the previous year. They act as a sort of temporal ebeneezer for Christians when we pause to thank the Lord for his faithfulness. Here are just a few highlights from the Lord’s work through...

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Weathering a Year of COVID-19

Weathering a Year of COVID-19

Mosaic Fellowship in Chattanooga, TN 2020 was full of an array of challenges for church planters, from the pandemic to the politically charged atmosphere of a presidential election. Hear from Greg Baney, church planting pastor at Woodlands Gathering in Soddy Daisy,...

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