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About us

our pastors:
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Dan Crist

Lead Pastor

dan@1mosaic.org

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Tad Kruse

Community & Care Pastor

tad@1mosaic.org

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Kyle Metdepenningen

Youth Pastor

kyle@1mosaic.org

OUR STAFF:
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Jon Torrence

Worship Leader

jontorrence@gmail.com

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Julie Torrence
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Stephanie Fetter

MosaicKIDS Director

stephanie@1mosaic.org

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Bryan Winder
 

Administration/Logistics Director

bryan@1mosaic.org

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Kayla Brensinger

Communications Director

kkbrensinger@gmail.com

Leslie Keane

Media/Graphics Director

media@1mosaic.org

CORE BELIEFS

These beliefs are at the center of the way we interpret our world, through the lens of Scripture. These are essential, non-negotiable truths we hold to. 

         "In the essentials, we need unity, in the non-essentials we need freedom; but in all things we need love." 
                                                                                                                                            -Rupertus Meldenius

Our Core Beliefs are intended to be a basis of fellowship. There will always be peripheral doctrines that committed Christians disagree upon, but the core beliefs of Christianity are non-negotiable.

Below is a list of our core beliefs:

  • The Bible is the Inspired Word of God

  • There is one true God

  • Jesus Christ is the Son of God

  • The Fall of Man

  • The Salvation of Man

  • Baptism and Communion

  • The Church and Its Mission

  • The Holy Spirit

  • The Final Judgment

 

The Bible is the Inspired Word of God
The Old and New Testaments are verbally inspired by God, the only written revelation from God to man. The Bible is infallible and the authoritative rule of faith and conduct for mankind (II Timothy 3:15-17, I Thessalonians 2:13 & II Peter 1:21).

There is One True God
God is called by many different names because of the different dimensions of His personality, but God is one (Deuteronomy 6:4). God is super-dimensional and eternally self-existent (Jn. 8:54-59). God is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. He is the creator of the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1&2). While God is one, He has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19).

Jesus Christ is the Son of God
Jesus Christ is the second person of the Trinity, the eternal Son of God. The Scripture declares his virgin birth (Matthew 1:18-23); His sinless life (Hebrews 7:26 & I Peter 2:22 & I John 3:4,5); His miracles (Acts 2:22 & 10:37-38); His substitutionary death on the cross (II Corinthians 5:21 & I Peter 2:24 & I Corinthians 15:4); His bodily resurrection from the dead (Matthew 28:1-6 & I Corinthians 15:4); His exaltation to the right hand of God (Acts 1:9,11 & Philippians 2:9-11).

The Fall of Man
Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26). However, by a voluntary act of the will, Adam and Eve disobeyed God (Genesis 3:6). That first sin had several repercussions. Man was excommunicated from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23), a curse was pronounced (Genesis 3:14-19), the process of physical death began (Genesis 2:17), and man died spiritually (Romans 5:12-19). Sin separated humankind from God (Ephesians 2:11-18) and left man in a fallen or sinful condition (Romans 3:23).

The Salvation of Man
The only means of salvation is Jesus Christ (Acts 4:12 & John 14:6). He died on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins (I Peter 2:24). He offers each of us a pardon for our sins (Hebrews 9:26) and wants us to become children of God (John 1:12).  When we put our faith in Christ, it triggers a spiritual chain reaction. We become the Temple of the Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19). Our names are written in the Lamb's Book of Life (Rev. 3:5). We become citizens of heaven (Phil. 3:20-21). We are given eternal life (John 3:16).

We are adopted and become children of God (Gal. 4:4-7). Our sins are forgiven and forgotten (Heb. 8:12). We are credited with the righteousness of Christ (Rom. 4:4-5). We are born-again (John 3:3). God takes ownership of us (I Cor. 6:20). We receive an eternal inheritance (Ephesians 1:13-14 & I Peter 1:3-5).  The evidence of salvation is two-fold. The internal evidence is the direct witness of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:16). The external evidence is the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23). We become a new creation (II Cor. 5:17) and are transformed into the image of Christ (II Cor. 3:18).

Baptism & Communion
We believe that baptism and the Lord’s Supper are ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. The former is connected with entrance into the new covenant community (an outward symbol and proclamation of an inward reality), the latter with ongoing covenant renewal. Together they are simultaneously God’s pledge to us, divinely ordained means of grace, our public vows of submission to the once crucified and now resurrected Christ, and anticipation of his return and of the consummation of all things (Rom. 6:4, 1 Cor. 11:23-29, Matt. 28:19).

The Church and Its Mission
The Church is the Body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:12-27) and has a three-fold purpose: To evangelize the world (Acts 1:8 & Mark 16:15-16), to worship God (I Cor. 12:13), and to equip for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16 & I Cor. 12:28, 14:12).

The Holy Spirit
The nine fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) are the product of a Spirit-filled life and evidence of spiritual maturity. The nine gifts of the Spirit are different manifestations of the Spirit to build up the body (I Cor. 12:1-11). We are instructed to diligently seek the gifts (I Cor. 12:31, 14:1), but they must be exercised in an orderly way (I Cor. 14:26-33) in the context of love (I Cor. 13:1-13).

The Final Judgment
There will be a final judgment in which the dead will be resurrected and judged according to their works (Matt. 25:31-46 & Romans 2:1-9). Everyone whose name is not found written in the Book of Life, along with the devil and his angels, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Rev. 20:11-15). Those whose names are written in the Book of Life will be resurrected and stand at the judgment seat of Christ to be rewarded for their good deeds (I Cor. 4:5).  ​

CORE CONVICTIONS

These statements describe who we are at our core and whom we believe Christ created His Church to be.
 

  • The Bible is God's authoritative word to us and takes its place at the center of all we do and believe.

  • Jesus is the only hope for a lost and broken world.

  • The local church community is God’s agent for redemptive change.

  • Every Christian is called and gifted by God to serve the Body and seek the lost.

  • To reach the people no one else is reaching, we MUST go the places no one else is going and do the things no one else is doing.

  • We are called to be a conduit of blessing to our community, our country, and our world.

  • It is a disservice to bore someone with the Gospel. The Bible is relevant, and we must present it in a relevant, applicable way. 

  • Through relationships with others, we must earn the right to tell them the story of Jesus.

  • We desire to give a hand-up versus a hand-out.

  • Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. Church is a movement of believers, not a building.

LATERAL LEADERSHIP

First and foremost, we look to God to lead 1MOSAIC. Behind Him, our leaders' role is to seek Him, follow Him and include others in the journey. We follow God together. Ministry is not meant to be carried out or led alone. Team leadership is the model God puts in place throughout Scripture. Following this example, everything we do at every level is led by teams.

THE ARCHITECTS

​Our architects are a core team of pioneers whom we believe God has chosen for this role. They cast the vision and set the direction of our community known as 1MOSAIC. In close partnership with their wives, they're also responsible to live as examples of what it looks like to follow Christ, while loving, caring and praying for our community.  This team also leads the church in seeking God's direction, discerning where He is working, and responding to how He is leading 1MOSAIC. ​