About

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OUR STORY

New buildings rise regularly on the horizon as you travel down Georgia Avenue through the heart of downtown Silver Spring. Over the last 30 years Silver Spring, Maryland has undergone a resurrection. New businesses have brought more people and with these people have come new restaurants, condos and apartments buildings.

Silver Spring increasingly reflects the global community. With no ethnic majority in our city - you are likely to walk into a Starbucks and meet an Ethiopian business owner or a Latin American student as you are a Caucasian mother of two taking her children to Veteran's Plaza.

Into this context, we are forming a new Christian community that reflects the growth of Silver Spring. On Easter 2013, a new church began that Sunday morning and has grown into a stable, healthy community of people who are seeking to know God, love one another, and care for our community.

Mosaic Community Church takes its name from the broken pieces of different shapes, sizes, and color that an artist can fit together by hand to form a beautiful picture. This is what God does in the story of the world we live in. And at Mosaic Community Church we proclaim that God has demonstrated his love for us in Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection.

We are a member church of the Potomac Presbytery and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

 
 

Core Values

Organizations at their best will know their values and use them to guide their mission through tough decisions. At Mosaic Silver Spring we have identified three core values to our work.

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PEOPLE

One of the most remarkable things about Jesus was how he engaged people. Whether they were alienated or influential, broken or powerful, Jesus made clear God’s plan of redemption. Our church is focused on the people of Silver Spring. And we will engage the diverse community making clear the ongoing story of redemption from Scripture and living lives marked by hospitality, mercy, and justice

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PLACE

We care about where we live. What a simple sentence to say and a much harder one to live. This is particularly true in the metro DC area where people frequently move in and out. Our goal as a community is to contribute to Silver Spring and serve it faithfully. This means our church focuses our time, energy, and resources within the context of our local community.

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CHRIST-CENTERED

The good news of Christianity is that the power of God saves us. This good news of God’s grace demonstrated most visibly by Jesus Christ in his death and resurrection functions at the heart of all that we do. This is true both during our time together and as we live as individuals.

 

Staff and Leadership

 
 

Joel st. Clair, pastor

Joel is a native of Silver Spring and has spent most of his life in the metro DC area. He returned in 2009 with his family to work as an assistant pastor at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (Arlington). In Summer 2011, they moved to Silver Spring to begin building Mosaic Community Church. Additionally, he has worked the last 10 years as a registered nurse.

He met his wife Stephanie while they were students at TCU. They have been married for 12 years and have four kids: Hannah, Andrew, Lucy, and Iris.

Together they enjoy running, most AMC original series, and searching for the best local Mediterranean food.

 
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dan sung, Church planting fellow

Dan spent most of his life just south of Baltimore, MD. Growing up in a Korean immigrant church, he served as a youth director for their senior high school students before transitioning into Mosaic in 2016. Now he is learning about ministry in the diverse context of Lower Montgomery County, and is working to start a church in the DC Metro area. He met his wife Michelle during undergrad and UMD, and together they have one son named Asaph. Together they love watching movies, recording short videos, exploring local coffee shops, and playing with their two cats.

 
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Jeremy tseng, childrens ministry coordinator

Jeremy grew up in Montgomery County and has spent his entire life in the metro DC area.  He has been attending Mosaic since 2014 and joined the staff in 2017. He is committed to helping support families as they follow the call to love God, love their neighbor, and raise their children in the gospel.  He is excited to pursue cross-cultural ministry in the diverse growing community in Silver Spring.

Jeremy enjoys being outdoors, traveling, exploring new cities, and playing team sports – especially basketball and ultimate frisbee.