As we dive into September, the energy of Friday night high school football, the excitement of college football Saturdays, and the anticipation of NFL and NBA seasons kicking off are all around us.
Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the grand finale of MLB with the World Series—sports enthusiasts, rejoice!
Amid all these happenings, God is moving, and we have stories to rejoice about being the church and the witnesses of Jesus.
Are you ready? Well, ready or not, let’s start with the first update: Launch Sunday.
Just a short while ago, Launch Sunday felt like a distant dream back in 2022. The thought of September 2023 seemed almost otherworldly.
And then, in the blink of an eye, we are witnessing the incredible reality of Jesus’s Church taking root in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. Miraculous? Absolutely!
September 10, 2023, marked a pivotal moment—God’s birthing and planting of Mosaic Church Fort Worth at Westpark Elementary School.
Like a scene from the Book of Acts, family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors gathered to witness God’s presence, establishing us as a local expression of His Kingdom.
And with unwavering faith, we’re stepping into the community and onto college campuses in Fort Worth to make disciples of Jesus through the core values of worship, community and mission in a multiethnic, multigenerational context.
We dared to believe for a miracle, and through persistent prayers, God did more than we could fathom. Miracles, signs, and wonders unfolded, and with the Lord’s grace, there’s more to come. This is just the beginning!
From our weekly gatherings to daily living, we devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayer—echoing the early believers.
Talking about devoting our lives to prayer, we took a unique step onto the campus of our weekly gathering venue—West Park Elementary School—for this year’s global day of student prayer, See You at the Pole™.
“Wholehearted” was the theme, centering around Jeremiah 29:13. Together, students, parents, teachers, and staff united in prayer, seeking God with all our hearts.
The lives, faces, and voices of Benbrook’s diverse community resonated into the heavens, offering praise and thanksgiving. In addition, each child, in their innocent faith, shared a short sentence prayer and scripture, creating a powerful moment!
It’s been an incredible experience to join hands in prayer with fellow believers and Jesus followers in our community, nurturing the aspirations of tomorrow’s leaders. Together, we’re striving to make a meaningful difference today and for the generations ahead.
Moreover, God’s winds of change aren’t confined to grade schools. His presence and Spirit is alive, well, and moving across the campuses of Texas Christian University (TCU) and Dallas Baptist University (DBU).
We recently gathered with students from both campuses for brunch, games, and prayer. Our heartfelt prayers were for these young individuals to become image bearers of God, praying over each one for them to impact fellow college students living and preaching the Gospel of Jesus.
And by God’s grace and our faithful engagement, both TCU and DBU are on the path to becoming recognized Every Nation Campus chapters this school year, Lord willing.
As we look towards the end of the year, we seek your prayers and support for our faith goal:
Last year’s attendees from TCU had a life-transforming experience, encountering God and growing in their faith. So, if you know high school seniors or college-aged students, share this opportunity, fund a student’s (or more) trip with a one-time $500 gift, and be part of changing lives through the Gospel of Jesus.
These are just a few stories and highlights of our journey in planting one foot in the community and the other on campus, serving as the hands and feet of Jesus.
Simply saying ‘thank you’ can’t express how truly grateful we are. Our daily stories, ignited by the Holy Spirit, thrive because of your obedience, generosity, and prayers to partner in God’s mission through the church.
Let’s keep being Jesus’ witnesses as we live in ways to reach the community and campuses in Fort Worth and beyond with the Gospel—one day, one life at a time—for generations to come.
With heartfelt thanks and anticipation for what lies ahead… truly, the best is yet to come!
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, Dec. 10th @ 5 pm
Food, Fun, Friends, and Family at the Brown’s House
Sunday, Jan. 14th @ 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.