As we reflect on the past six months, we are filled with gratitude for the amazing journey that we have been on.
We have successfully transitioned and settled in Fort Worth, formed new connections within the community and on the TCU campus, and laid the groundwork for the planting of Mosaic Church Fort Worth — with more to come in 2023.
Thanks to God’s grace, our family’s transition has been smoother than ever imagined.
We have seen God work in and through our family and our expanding Mosaic Church Fort Worth family, making each of us a shining light that draws others to Him.
In the spirit of shining light, we kick-started December by traveling to participate in the Winter KIDCON of our sending church, Mosaic Church Austin.
The conference-style weekend event was tailored for Kindergarten to 5th graders and gave them an immersive experience of Jesus, equipping them to embrace their identity in the Kingdom.
The theme for this year’s KIDCON was “Illuminate: Light Your Life,” and it focused on how God has selected and empowered us to radiate His light for all to see and come to know Him.
Mallary and I facilitated a breakout session titled “Beyond the Walls – Being and Building the Church.” We explored the concept of being a light in the world, highlighting that our ability to shine comes from Jesus. As Jesus has placed His light within us, we are called to:
- Help neighbors to love Jesus, themselves, and others
- Help clearly show and guide people to the right path
- Help to warn and keep people safe
To demonstrate how the church is meant to shine as a light in a dark world, participants created a lighthouse craft as a reminder to serve, pray for, engage with, and invite others to follow Jesus and become lights in the world themselves.
In line with the concept of inviting others to follow Jesus and become a light, God is creating an opportunity for us to establish a community of college students at TCU. Throughout the semester, God has provided opportunities to connect with several students during weekly visits.
We met Joya just a few weeks before moving to Fort Worth, which led to us meeting Isaiah, Tayvia, and others. It’s been a joy sharing the testimony of what God has done and is doing in our lives.
It’s a great time to be on the campus of TCU, and even more to engage students to receive the gift of eternal life in our Lord Jesus Christ as they continue in their spiritual formation and growth process and journey.
CAMPUS PRAYER REQUESTS
Two (2) student leaders to start a student-led Bible study at TCU
by end of the current semester.
Ten students (10) and one (1) Sponsor/Champion from TCU Faculty/Staff
to officially establish ENC TCU Chapter.
On the topic of spiritual formation and growth, I participated in a luncheon with around 40 other local pastors, where we had the opportunity to hear from Alan Briggs, Director of Frontline Church Planting and Multiplying Pastor at Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, at Plant Fort Worth’s December gathering.
Alan emphasized the significance of building the church as a trans-local ministry that supports a balanced culture of periodic rest and work cycles as we disciple and train leaders to replicate and to extend the gospel to different and new communities.
Our family is overflowing with gratitude to God for bringing us into the community with Plant Fort Worth. It is not only a personal blessing but a vital and multiplying one as well, in helping to establish Mosaic Church Fort Worth as an ally church, working together to saturate Fort Worth with the gospel of Jesus.
And in regards to establishing Mosaic Church Fort Worth, we experienced a year-end miracle, receiving an early Christmas present! We were delighted to welcome three new families to our community in December and it just keeps getting better.
Through key Plant Fort Worth relationships, God miraculously provided Southwest Christian School’s stunningly beautiful Clay Center as a turn-key venue to host an in-person Christmas Eve Service.
About thirty people gathered and together we celebrated Jesus through an evening of uplifting songs, an encouraging message, and other Christmas festivities – including hot cocoa and cookies afterward.
It was a great way to finish the year, and also to set the stage for 2023, as Mosaic Church Fort Worth looks forward to all the many miracles, signs, and wonders that God will bring to fruition in the community and campus.
Lastly, we were delighted with a surprise visit from more of our Mosaic Church Austin family, who came bearing gifts and offering prayers.
We are immensely grateful for your kind prayers, contributions, presence, and all the things each and every one of you do repeatedly to assist as God plants Mosaic Church Fort Worth to make disciples for Jesus through the core values of worship, community, and mission in a multiethnic, multigenerational context.
We could not accomplish this without your support and certainly not without the grace of God — To God be the glory!
Together, we can continue to bring the good news of Jesus to the Fort Worth community and make a lasting impact on the kingdom of God.
Thank you for your ongoing support in this journey, allowing us to be the light of Jesus! (Matthew 5:14)
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown
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Food, Fun, Friends, and Family at the Brown’s House
Sunday, Jan 29th @ 5 pm
Food, Fun, Friends, and Family at the Brown’s House
Sunday, Feb 26th @ 5 pm
General Prayer Requests & Updates
For evangelism to flourish so communities and campuses in the greater Fort Worth area will be reached, and the lost will see and experience the love of Christ and be drawn to his kingdom.
For signs and wonders to follow the preaching of His Word.
For team unity and laborers to help carry the load.
For finances and provisions.
For fully funded campus missionaries (2 per campus) to help reach the next generation — University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), Texas Christian University (TCU), Tarrant County College (TCC), Texas Wesleyan University (TWU) and Tarleton State University – Fort Worth (TSU).
Alvin Brown, the Lead Pastor of Mosaic Church Fort Worth, brings over a decade of pastoral ministry experience and more than 20 years of operational and technical leadership expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Mallary, and their three children and contributing as a writer to various media outlets.