Can you believe it?
We just sent out our last monthly newsletter not long ago, and here we are with another update. Time sure flies!
So, let’s dive in and recap all the amazing things that happened during the month of April.
We hope your Easter weekend was filled with moments of reflection, joy, and celebration of Jesus’ incredible sacrifice on the cross and the victory He achieved over sin and death through His resurrection.
Easter was an extra special occasion for us because we gathered in person for the first time on Easter Sunday at Benbrook Middle High School Auditorium. It was an absolute joy to have 18 adults and 8 children in attendance, and we give all the glory to God for making it possible.
During the service, we experienced a beautiful blend of pre-recorded music, heartfelt testimonial videos, and Mosaic Church Fort Worth’s first live preaching moment.
The sermon, titled “Lost and Found,” delved into the concept of being physically and spiritually lost, drawing inspiration from the parable of the lost sons in Luke 15. It reminded us of the unwavering love of our Father, who relentlessly pursues us and invites us back to His heart.
In addition to this exciting news, we shared a major announcement. Get ready because Mosaic Church Fort Worth will launch in-person services starting Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Westpark Relief Elementary School.
This is a huge milestone for our church family, and we’re thrilled to have found a home in the heart of Ventana, a vibrant master-planned community in Southwest Fort Worth.
If you know anyone in the Fort Worth metro area, please spread the word and invite them to join our launch team. Let’s continue making disciples who love Jesus, love one another, and love our city, its communities, and college campuses.
Speaking of loving our city, Mallary and I attended a Leadership Fort Worth event this month to connect with various leaders and explore ways we can serve alongside them.
Leadership Fort Worth is an incredible nonprofit organization that cultivates a diverse network of committed leaders who positively impact the community. Their comprehensive programs offer valuable opportunities for personal and professional growth, fostering a greater sense of engagement and inspiring positive change throughout Fort Worth.
And let’s not forget about our April Plant Fort Worth gathering, where we had the privilege of hosting Dr. Doug Logan — Planted and Pastored of Epiphany Fellowship Church in Camden, NJ, President, Dean of Grimké School of Urban Ministry, Vice President for Advancement, Acts 29, and Founder of On the Block Collective.
Dr. Logan, a renowned pastor, and leader, shared a powerful message from Matthew 28 with sprinkles of Pauline epistles centered on the grace of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the transformational impact of planting churches.
As expressed in Ephesians 4:10-12, Dr. Logan reminded us of the great blessing that comes when we build churches from the local community, embracing the brokenness and uniqueness of each individual. This genuine, God-inspired approach opens hearts and doors for the catalytic movement of making disciples and planting churches that span the globe from one generation to the next.
Now, let’s talk about generations and the generational awakening in the Spirit happening at Texas Christian University (TCU) as the semester ends.
As we continue opening our lives and home to our neighbors, we are all the more passionate and eager to do the same for TCU students.
Joya, who affectionately calls Mallary and me her Texas parents, has been doing remarkable work as led by God. Using the One2One app, she has led a group of young ladies, resulting in six of them committing their lives to Christ. They continue to disciple one another and have even started a weekly student-led Bible Study that will resume in the fall when everyone returns to campus after the summer break.
As we wrapped up April, we celebrated one of our own, Isaiah, a TCU School of Music senior. He recently had his senior recital, captivating a packed room and an online audience with his God-given vocals and musicianship.
It has been an absolute privilege to walk alongside Isaiah during his senior year, and we ask that you keep him in your prayers as he explores various employment opportunities in Fort Worth for the next chapter of his life.
Finally, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you. Your prayers and sacrificial giving are essential in allowing us to spread the Gospel and share the love of Jesus with more people.
We truly believe that God has brought us together for a purpose, and together, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can make a lasting impact in the lives of those around us, extending the reach of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Thank you for being a part of our Mosaic Church Fort Worth family. We are excited about the future and all that God has in store for us!
Pastor Alvin & Mallary Brown
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P.S. Kindly help us spread the word by sharing this update via email, text, or both with people you know in or near Fort Worth.
P.S.S. Invite a friend, family, coworker, or neighbor to the upcoming events (text for the address):
Food, Fun, Friends, and Family at the Brown’s House
Sunday, Jun. 4th @ 5 pm
Food, Fun, Friends, and Family at the Brown’s House
Sunday, Jul. 16th @ 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 — Texas Christian University (TCU), Dallas Baptist University (DBU), University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), 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.