tessera: a small block of stone, tile, glass, or other material used in the construction of a mosaic.
Each piece is unique. Each piece is broken. Each piece is filled with hope as a part of the whole. Our lives are like pieces of tessera in that they each tell stories of brokenness and hope. We believe in the power of these stories being intentionally shared together.
To be formed within the rescue, love and faithfulness of Jesus requires slowing down, getting small, and leaning in to each other’s stories. Unfortunately, it’s often possible to keep busy with a flurry of church activity and programming that we avoid these kinds of movements. It’s possible to be swimming in ministry real estate and resources while missing out on all the ways God is at work in our lives in ordinary and everyday spaces.
On Tessera Sunday weekends we do not gather as a whole church family at City Impact, but we all open space for one another in the Mosaic family as we all become hosts to one another in simple places like living rooms, patios, shared tables, along paths, and so much more. Some people choose to cultivate Tessera families that become the same group of people that gather on Tessera Sunday weekends. Others choose to cultivate Tessera circles that look unique and different each time. There is no right or wrong way to lean in to this movement.
We invite you to reach out to us if you’d like to talk with any of our leadership about Tessera Sunday weekend movement. If you sign-up to be on our email list, each Tessera Sunday weekend we send out ideas and possibilities for your time with one another including materials for children.