Each year, MOSAIC MINISTRIES partners seminary students and recent seminary graduates with a local church. The partnership enhances the local church by providing a new perspective for fresh ministries and enriches the students’ education and discernment process.
Since its founding, MOSAIC MINISTRIES has enabled more than 20 churches to become teaching congregations that have shaped over 40 young leaders who have gone on to serve in local church ministries, non-profit organizations, and doctoral studies programs.
MOSAIC pastors receive ongoing education through participation in a cohort learning group, one-on-one mentoring with seasoned pastors, and training conferences throughout the year to support their own professional growth. MOSAIC churches receive gifted and excellent leadership, the opportunity to apply for grant funding, and the blessings of becoming a teaching congregation that sends future leaders out into the world.
What a Church Can Expect to Receive:
- GIFTED LEADERSHIP We recruit the most gifted & diverse students from around the world
- A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE In the areas of worship, preaching, fellowship, & community outreach
- ONGOING TRAINING SUPPORT For all MOSAIC pastors and churches to help grow your ministries
- GRANT FUNDING FOR MINISTRY INITIATIVES GNJ churches can apply for grants through the Avon Memorial Mosaic Ministries Fund.
- BE A TEACHING CONGREGATION Shape a new generation of leaders who will change the Church & the world
- FINANCIAL RELIEF Experience relief from the cost of full-time compensations, while maintaining energized leadership
What a Student Can Expect to Recieve
- HANDS-ON TRAINING Build practical skills for ministry
- PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING Make connections with people in your field
- COHORT-STYLE LEARNING Learn to lead alongside your peers
- DIVERSITY GNJ is one of the most internationally diverse UMC Annual Conferences in the USA
- SPIRITUAL DIRECTION 3-6 sessions with a personal Spiritual Director
- ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING Be mentored by an experienced pastor
- BUILD YOUR RESUME Gain experience that will help you find the next opportunity
- TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES Learning outside of the Church & classroom that deepens your call & ministry
- FINANCIAL SUPPORT Supportive compensations for students in-training.