The Gospel According to Ocean's 11


I lie to people if I tell them that I work at a church.

Think about it:  what’s the first thing most people think about when people think about the word ‘church’?

Steeples?  Stained glass windows?  Pews?  Guilt?

Mosaic meets in nightclubs, high schools, warehouses, university auditoriums, cafes and art centers.  And that’s only on Sundays.

We don’t specialize in guilt.  We believe you don’t have to convince people that they tend to hurt themselves and others.  You don’t have to convince people that they’re not who they were meant to be.  You only need to give them hope that it’s not too late.  That they don’t have to be the villain anymore, they don’t have to be the victim.

Alex McManus once told me that I don’t ‘work at a church.’  I work with a non-profit that specializes in unleashing human creativity and potential.

Might sound like heresy, doesn’t it?

It’s time to stop calling ‘church’ what happens on Sundays and start looking at churches more like holistic NGO’s.  It’s time to stop looking at pastors like Mr. Rogers and more like Danny Ocean.

That’s right:  churches are less like health clubs where you become a member and more like Ocean’s 11 where you roll up your sleeves and jump into something bigger [and definitely more fun] than what you were doing before Danny arrived on the scene.

Church is not a show on Sunday.  It’s not a sermon.  It’s certainly never boring.

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It’s a call to an adventure of a lifetime.

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