In 2020, Smalls became the first African American woman to be credentialed in Mosaic Conference. At the time, she did not think of the historical significance, but today she is honored and wants to live up to this distinction.
Chesed Amidst Uncertainty, Fatigue, and Anxiety
Despite our challenges and discomfort in life, God’s continual presence changes and transforms all of us through reconciling love.
Buying a Church Building, One Quarter at a Time
As a church of little financial means, it’s a daunting task even to consider.
Painting Tiles at a Mosaic Youth Event
On Saturday, June 5, several youth groups from Mosaic congregations gathered at Philadelphia (PA) Praise Center for a youth gathering involving games, art, and spiritual input.
Conference Related Ministries (CRM) Profile: Ripple Community Inc.
Ripple Community Inc. (RCI) was established in 2015 and emerged from the on-going work of Ripple Church, a Mosaic Conference congregation, which worships and serves with people living on the margins of society in Allentown, PA.
The Wounds of Racism
I fight against white supremacy and racial injustice because God’s love demands it and they have caused deep wounds that need healing.
Called To Care, Sent To Serve
I knew God was sending me, and I knew that wherever He sent me, He would also be with me, as He always has been.
“We have been given permission to try new ideas, and see failures as learning experiences. It is freeing to have that space to be creative.” / “Se nos ha dado permiso para probar nuevas ideas y ver los fracasos como experiencias de aprendizaje. Es liberador tener ese espacio para ser creativo.”
Congregational Profile: Ripple
Anyone who comes through the doors at Ripple knows they are welcome, safe, and can experience the love of Christ.
Beyond Our Comfort Zones
By overcoming the obstacle of money, churches can begin to experiment; leaders and congregations are encouraged to be more creative.
Summer Interns to Serve and Learn
“Each year it is a gift to interact with this next generation of leaders. We learn alongside them and contribute to their formation in the way of Christ’s peace.”
Conference Begins Building Youth Formation Team
Franconia Conference has begun building an intercultural youth formation team to resource youth leaders and to connect youth across congregations, geographies, and cultures.
Becoming an Authentic Pastor
I didn’t have a label for it, but I was on my way to becoming an Anabaptist.