Planted almost 9 years ago near the FSU stadium, Mosaic Church set out to serve the university community. Upon relocation to Midtown 1 ½ years ago our impact extended to families and young professionals.
Lead Pastor Mario Solari and his family came to Tallahassee 23 years ago. With a degree from Southeastern University, and a clear calling on their lives, he and Robin pioneered an Assemblies of God campus ministry (Chi Alpha) at FSU. Four years ago he passed that torch to a new leader. Pastor Mario values honest motives, humility, and living authentically.
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Our Sunday service begins at 10:40am and all are welcome! We look forward to seeing you! Contact us if you have any further questions or would just like to speak with us.
Mario Solari pioneered Mosaic Church and has served as the lead pastor since its inception in August 2007. He has been married to his wife, Robin, for over 25 years and they have three wonderful children with a God sent son-in-law, and a brand new granddaughter. Mario moved to Tallahassee in 1993 to plant Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship on the campus of Florida State University, a ministry that remains strong to this day. Nearly 7 years ago, Mario felt stirred by the Lord to plant a new church that reaches the university community and beyond. He envisioned a place where young professionals, university students & staff, and growing families would create a close-knit community that could influence Tallahassee closer to the heart of God. This vision has come to fruition through Mosaic Church.
Throughout the New Testament, principles of church leadership point to a central theme: plurality. The church is to be led by a plurality of godly leaders. By relying on consensual agreement of godly Elders selected from the congregation, the church creates a healthy checks-and-balances of leadership direction, financial accountability, spiritual guidance, and ministry implementation.
Mosaic Church Elders provide spiritual oversight, direction, and leadership for the overall church, entrusting the implementation of that direction to ministry leaders and staff, under the leadership of Lead Pastor Mario Solari. Senior staff leadership is held accountable for fulfilling the Elder board’s direction. This system of organizational leadership, known as Policy Governance, allows the Elders to focus their gifts and time on their biblical mandate to lead and shepherd the church, while allowing ministry leaders (staff) the opportunity to maximize their gifts and talents as they lead their ministries and make practical decisions on how to implement and carry out the direction provided by the Elders.
Worship focuses our attention on our King, Jesus. Lots of activities can fit under this definition, but on Sunday mornings we choose singing as our primary vehicle of worship. Why singing? Singing engages both the mind and body as the words remind us what we believe. Physically the act of singing is like an alarm clock that tells our body who is in charge. As we sing, community is fostered, and our individuality is laid aside. Singing is also a way of giving back to the Lord, it vocalizes our prayers and emphasizes our spiritual and physical freedom. Ultimately we sing because God deserves our praise. He deserves followers with fully engaged minds, wills, emotions and bodies. Romans 12 urges us “in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God- this is your spiritual act of worship.” How we choose to use our vocal chords can actually become our spiritual act of worship.