We are an inclusive, Jesus-centered community of faith located in Philadelphia, PA.
Mosaic Community Church - Philadelphia seeks to make our great city even better by joining in Jesus' ongoing work in our world, so that all people might have spiritually-connected, purpose-filled, and satisfying lives.
Next Steps. What's Yours?
Meet for coffee.
Visit a small group.
Attend a welcome gathering.
Mosaic hosts regular welcome gatherings for those who are new to the church. Attend a welcome lunch or dessert night to meet others and hear more about Mosaic. Get in touch with Michael for upcoming opportunities.
Serve in an area that interests you.
If you need prayer or support, Mosaic's pastors and leaders are available to be a support and encouragement to you. Call the church office at 215.748.0635 or email Michael to connect with someone at Mosaic.
Mosaic's small groups are at the heart of what we do as a church. They are the foremost place in which relationships are built and in which people connect with God through prayer, worship, service, generosity, and Bible study. People often find that they discover some of their passions and abilities in the midst of meeting with and working with their small groups.
They meet throughout the week at various locations. For details, check our small groups section.
Mosaic Kids is committed to creating relevant programs for children of all ages to get know Jesus and themselves, as well as develop healthy relationships with others. Our hope is that our children will embark on a journey of faith during their time with us, and we do this by providing a safe space for them to experience and learn about God in fun and engaging ways. Our volunteers are dedicated to making sure that church becomes a highlight of the week for the children who are involved.
The Blaze Youth Group
Open to students in grades 4 - 8, The Blaze meets on Sunday mornings and the second Friday of every month.
At the after school club on the second Friday of every month, food, games, movies, and more from will be shared from 6pm - 8pm. For more information, contact Jamie. For dates, please see our calendar below.
Javaflix is a movie discussion group that meets to watch a movie and then talk about it. We meet on the second Saturday of every month.
Classes & Discussion Groups
We host a number of classes that are designed to help people explore and grow in faith. Check the Upcoming Events calendar
Discover Mosaic | Fall 2015 & Spring 2016
This class provides an overview of the church, what we believe, and how to get involved. Its a prerequisite for membership.
Essentials | Spring 2016
This 3-week class looks at spiritual practices that can help build your faith.
Faith Reimagined | Spring 2016
Explore questions about faith in a group setting. This group meets for 7 weeks.
Leadership Development | Summer 2016
This 7-week experiential class provides participants with an opportunity to develop and refine leadership skills.
Prayer & Meditation
We believe that prayer is a powerful way to connect with Jesus. That's why you'll find Mosaic offers many opportunities to pray for others, with others, and on your own.
Sundays | West Philly
4p - 5:30p @ 922 S 48th Street
Family-friendly. This is a family-friendly group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month. Group members with kids contribute funds for childcare during the meeting. Contact Andrew for more information.
Tuesdays | West Philly
7:30p @ 5110 Locust Street
With an emphasis on worship and prayer, we gather to learn more about the love of God as we seek to experience his presence in a tangible way.
Tuesdays | West Philly
7:30p @ 5251 Walnut Street
This group meets on Tuesday evenings to connect through fellowship, Bible study, worship and prayer. We enjoy sharing yummy snacks and bad puns together!
Wednesdays | West Philly
7p @ 5047 Chestnut Street
This group seeks to deepen relationships with God and each other through fellowship, bible study, prayer, and monthly meals. This group will hang out sporadically throughout the Summer. If you are interested, contact Amanda.
Wednesdays | West Philly
7p @ 5021 Walton Avenue
Singles. This group is a place for singles to connect, learn, and grow together. Contact Emily for more details.
In Our Church
Like playing music? Being super welcoming to people? Setting the perfect levels for the sound mix? Whatever your passion, there's a place for you on one of our Sunday Teams. Contact Michael for more details.
MosaicKids provides kids programming during the Sunday services and hosts special events like Pumpkin Day in the park, Water Ice & Crafts, and Christmas cookie decorating. We always love enthusiastic, friendly volunteers to work with our kids. For more information, email Michael.
Ways to Give
Mosaic is 100% funded by the generosity of its members, attendees, and friends. From supporting our community outreach initiatives and teaching our kids about faith to the more mundane (but essential!) functions like keeping the lights on, it's people like you who help us live out our mission to make our great city even better.
Text "Philly" to 77977 to access Mosaic's online giving portal through your smartphone.
Give via check or cash at an upcoming weekly service. Use Mosaic's giving envelopes to provide your name and contact information.
Send a check to Mosaic Community Church - Philadelphia, 123 S. 51st Street, Philadelphia, PA 19139.
Some things to know about Brad… He loves his wife Becca & son Declan, Philly, fancy food, theatre, friends, movies, improv, and the heart-breakers that are the Chicago Cubs. He’s a pastor because he loves seeing people re-imagine and discover faith in Jesus.
Michael left his fancy banking career to work for the church because he wants to help people get connected to Jesus. Though he believes in the epigram "West Philly: Best Philly," Michael can be found all over the city volunteering for HIV/AIDS causes. His favorite food is ice cream; pizza is a close second.
Melissa spends most of her time taking care of her two young sons, exploring the city with them, and having fun watching them grow up with their unique and individual personalities! Melissa loves to cook - everything from the comfort Korean food she grew up eating to delicious fried chicken and biscuits. Melissa is a true Philly gal at heart, born and raised in West Philly and now living in the Spruce Hill neighborhood.
Jamie has a funny accent (he is from the U.K) and has over 20 years of experience working with youth. Jamie has a vision to bring Jesus to the youth of Philly whilst making relevant what it means to be a young Christian in today's society. Jamie in his spare time is a DJ (He likes music).
Chaz van Voorthuijsen
Logistics & Building Manager
Chaz was born in 1950 in Indonesia. In 1954 his parents moved his family to the Netherlands, and then in 1960 they moved again to to New Jersey. He went to college in Michigan where he met and married Andrea Bouwsma. They had our first child Marya there, and then moved to New Jersey, where he began his teaching career. In 1980, Chaz and Andrea had their second child Matthew. Two years later, they moved to Florida, where Chaz taught upper elementary, English, mechanical drawing, phys. ed, GED, and library science. After he retired from library/media in 2010, Chaz assisted in early child care, preschool, and kindergarten. In 2015 Chaz and Andrea moved to Philadelphia to be near their grand daughter Frieda and her parents Marya and Mike.
By night, Shaun is our communications guy, but by day, he is an attorney practicing in South Philly. His superpower is sarcasm, but he puts it to good use. In his spare time, Shaun enjoys hiking, P90X, vegetarian cooking and watching Marvel films. Shaun has built and sold businesses in the past and is currently building a large tax practice with multiple locations throughout Philadelphia. He is working with the Mosaic as a way to put his business experience to use to help Mosaic grow and help folks know what is happening at the church.
Erik is a native Philadelphian with a love for the city, its sports teams and transit system. He has been on the Mosaic Council since 2013, works at SEPTA and lives in Queen Village with his wife Katy and daughter Ally Jane.
Charlene is a doctor but secretly fantasizes about being a pastry chef. She first moved to Philly back in 2006, left for medical school in 2009, and finally moved back for residency in pediatrics in 2014. Despite the academic nature of her introduction to the city, Charlene’s biggest priority and number one goal once becoming a Philly resident was fulfilled in 2007 when she met Boyz II Men. Aside from baking and stellar music, Charlene also loves football, college basketball, the arts, and Philly’s food scene.
Jim is a native of Atlanta, who also lived in rural Massachusetts and Hartford, CT, before discovering West Philly. Jim became a member of the church in 2009, where he met, and then married, Gail, and they now live a few blocks down Sansom Street, with their son, Gabriel. Jim enjoys ice cream, being outside on sunny days, games like Ticket to Ride, and, more recently, the nightly "bath bath."