We had the joy of celebrating our brother Isaac and commissioning him from the Mosaic House with love and prayer. Isaac has accepted a pastoral position in Los Angeles, CA.
For our commissioning service, we took turns speaking words of encouragement and calling out the ways God has gifted Isaac. After a rich time of sharing, we prayed into these words and visions with the laying on of hands.
Isaac joins a community of brothers who have likewise been commissioned from the Mosaic House and are now serving God around the country (and a few in other countries). Many of the guys share things like, "I grew in ways I never thought possible, both spiritually and in insight of both my weaknesses and my strengths. God used the Mosaic House to transform my life." Praise God. It is our prayer that as Isaac leaves, he will create similar spaces and places for transformation in his ministries. May God's Kingdom come!
Mosaic prayer of commissioning compiled from various voices but mainly Angela Walker and H. Van Der Looy
“Set out on the road together with your companions
Together with the numberless people of God,
all pilgrims traveling to the Father’s House.”
Please know you always have family here. We are with you. We carry one another’s stories. Please always let us know how we can pray for you.
“God knew that WE Needed one another—Our call was not to not be fragmented/scattered people—but to be a people who are whole—who are together—who are unified. Because of Jesus, we can be border crossers and bridge builders—and sojourners together. We can be the Beloved Community."
"By the power of your Holy Spirit we can live out this new reality together. We can be this new We together. We can be reconciled and reconcilers to those among us and around us. By God’s power, those who were once called enemy is now called friend.”
“So Go on your way singing,
a song of HOPE on your lips
and your heart burning within you.”
“You are commissioned as God’s agents of reconciliation in our broken and divided world. May HOPE sustain you as you are present in places of pain, and be always rooted in your true identity”
“We are God’s beloved children. We are ministers not messiahs. We are people of Hope not Despair. Of Proximity—Not Distance----Of Love---Not Apathy—Of receiving not Rejecting. We are one family-with one faith-one future-formed by GOD.”
“Now we have the alleluias of the journey,
soon there will be the alleluias of consummation of God’s Kingdom”
“Now you are being sown in the darkness of the earth (lament)
Soon, you will bloom in the light and warmth of God’s eternity” (hope)
Hear the words of Ephesians 2: 19-22
So then you are no longer strangers and aliens but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.
Set out on the road…together
“In the name of the Father who gathers us together from every tribe and nation, the Son who sets the example on how to be border crossers and bridge builders and the Holy Spirit who empowers us to be One—and to remain as One”