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 meetings, and over the next six weeks, they immersed themselves in Acts 2:42-47, a passage that shows what a body of believers committed to walking through life together looks like.
Even through this unforeseen challenge, this group of believers caught the vision for what Mosaic Fellowship would be. God used this time to further develop the foundation of the church, building Mosaic’s DNA on vulnerability, life-on-life discipleship, passion for the study of Scripture, service, and outreach.
On December 6, 2020, Mosaic Fellowship held its first worship service and welcomed over 50 people as covenant family members, and the church has continued to grow since then.
This summer, God met another need for Mosaic Fellowship. The church had been meeting outdoors at the Highland Park Commons while they searched for an indoor meeting place. One Sunday near the end of May, Pastor Luke Banner preached on Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000.
One of his refrains in the sermon was that ‘Jesus is sufficient to supply and satisfy all our needs.’ That very day, a Seventh Day Adventist pastor returned Luke’s call from many months prior. He asked if Mosaic wanted to use their facilities for worship.
God’s swift and timely answer to this prayer was even more apparent when it rained Mosaic’s first Sunday in the new space. Through all of March, April, and May – while Mosaic worshipped outside – it did not rain a single Sunday morning in Chattanooga.