Mosaic Family Annual Update2019 - 2020
Tim Osborn, Lead Pastor
In a city known for self-reliance, loneliness, and cynicism we are compelled by the love of Jesus to live distinctly different lives.
We will contribute to a movement of courageous and resilient disciples – formed by God’s Word, empowered by the Holy Spirit, and sent by Jesus.
By 2025 we will equip and commission 500 people who break barriers, love neighbors, and uniquely contribute to more of God’s Kingdom coming to the Portland / Vancouver metro area and beyond.
We dream of a day when every cynic trusts the Savior, the lonely find a family, and every activist joins God’s mission.
House gatherings & Communities
The church has never been about a building. We’ve learned this in a new way this year and are excited for the freedom, creativity, and strategic opportunities ahead. We will continue being a church of courageous and resilient disciples who gather all over our city taking the message of Jesus to our neighborhoods.
For more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids & Families
God designed the family for knowing him and working out the messy and beautiful life of following Jesus together. Our hope and intention is that parents would be empowered to love and disciple their children well and that kids discover the life-changing love of Jesus and follow him with their whole lives.
For more information and to get on the Parent Email list, email: email@example.com.
Mosaic loves students and believes that young people are ready to follow Jesus now. In a sea of competing voices and paths to take, we want students to know that they are created for a life full of hope and meaning. We want them to know that Jesus loves them and that they are empowered by the Holy Spirit to share God’s love with their friends. This happens through partnership with families, the leading and investment of incredible teams of volunteer leaders, and opportunities to honestly explore faith in community.
For more information and to get on the Parent Email List, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generosity & Budget
Beautiful things happen as we give: We participate in God’s work in our city and around the world, we learn to care about and desire the things that Jesus does, and we show God’s love by being faithful and generous like he is.
The ministry board is made up of 7-9 qualified individuals who hold the Lead Pastor accountable to the mission and vision of Mosaic. They are selected by a search committee and affirmed by Mosaic Partners to serve a three-year term.
I started attending Mosaic in 2009 and have loved serving in various roles throughout the years: Life Group Leader, LIT Program Mentor, Vision Team, and now Welcome Team. I work as a nurse at Providence Portland Medical Center in NE Portland. I also serve on the board of Haiti Foundation of Hope, which Mosaic has faithfully supported for many years. I recently moved to Oregon City and my sister and I share a home and a LARGE ‘yard’ with our newly retired parents. We are learning about riding lawn mowers and burn piles and other country chores. My brother and sister-in-law live in Beaverton, with my 5 nieces/nephews. I love a good road trip to a National Park, listening to CS Lewis or Wendell Berry, but I also love staying home with a fire in the woodstove and a quilting project.
I was born and raised in Eugene but graduated from Oregon State. Growing up in a Christian home, my relationship with God could be described as transactional. It was in college when I finally saw my self-righteous behavior and my desperate need for Christ as Savior. For 15 years I served alongside wonderful men and women committed to sharing the good news of Jesus to those who would listen, but then God had other plans. The season in which I left full-time vocational ministry is the same time I started down the path of singleness. It wasn’t by choice, yet God allowed the pain of a broken relationship with my former wife to begin a transformational of love. He used the ministry of Soul Formation to help me believe that I am God’s beloved and impart a new calling of spiritual direction (companioning with others to help them distinguish the voice of God from other voices in their lives). I am the proud father of a 13-year old daughter, Evie, who just graduated from 8th and a not-so-proud owner of a one-eyed cantankerous cat named Ben.