Our little group of 60 has turned into over 2,000 men, women and children. Lives have been changed by Christ. The community has responded to our presence and life groups have multiplied from house to house. Children’s lives have been transformed. Junior and senior high students bring their parents to church! Men and women meet weekly to study God’s Word; young couples and singles are gathering for life-transforming experiences.
In answer to continual prayer for a second church plant, God brought Shannon and Jessica Nielsen to Oak Pointe. Mosaic church was born and sent out into the Ann Arbor community in September of 2009!
A new church, Bell Creek Church, sprang forth from us, and that movement is now growing. Mission partnerships have formed in Africa and Asia. Resources of people, skills, and finances are going to the world. With no building of our own, God gave us spaces that grew with our needs. He has blessed us with pastors and staff to equip and teach us. Lay people are using their gifts and talents to serve Christ in innumerable ways. New ministries are being born as God raises up visionary, Spirit-empowered leaders to guide us.
The greatest movements in human history did not succeed merely because of a great vision; rather, they succeeded because great vision was coupled with an unwavering resolve to see the vision through to fulfillment. Great vision must be met with equally great commitment to that vision.
God-honoring vision is not just “dreamed up” by a leader. Instead, God-honoring vision is rooted in the history of God’s ways with men. God has already given us a pattern, a blueprint, if you will, of what He wants to do through the Church.