We hope to invest in students who desire sound biblical and theological teaching to grow in their ability to see the needs and challenges in the world.
Fifteen incoming first year students from various ethnic backgrounds will receive a 50% tuition scholarship to TEDS, renewable each year up to the completion of one degree program. These students will experience spiritual formation and leadership development for today’s world through the Mosaic cohort experience and the Mosaic Gathering. We provide opportunities for like-minded mentor-to-peer and peer-to-peer relationships. In addition to the weekly Mosaic Gatherings, we offer the leadership development in the following way:
During the first semester of the cohort experience, members participate in a spiritual formation group where we focus on the intersection of reconciliation and community formation. Here, we practice the art of giving and receiving our journey stories.
During the second semester, students continue in the same spiritual formation group, and we focus on reconciliation and spiritual formation. We learn about and participate in spiritual practices that help sustain us for lifelong faithfulness to God.
During the second year of the cohort experience, we focus on reconciliation and leadership formation. Mosaic cohort students are given opportunities to serve in various leadership capacities on and off campus. We gather twice a semester for fellowship with one another and for support in the leadership ministry.
Years 3 and 4:
During the third and fourth year, we focus on reconciliation and missional formation. Mosaic cohort students will have opportunity to help shape the incoming retreat experience for new cohort members. In addition, we continue to offer places to serve missionally in the ministries of reconciliation, and also continue to meet twice a semester for fellowship and support.
Criteria for Mosaic Ministries Scholarship:
- Graduated from an accredited college/university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
- Applied for admission and been accepted at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School;
- Demonstrated leadership experience in a multiracial community or in one’s own Christian community;
- Willingness and ability to commit to Mosaic Ministries on campus until graduation per expectations below;
- A deep desire to learn how to identify and analyze how our ethnic and racial identities interact with our communities; to appreciate how one’s ethnic and racial identities intersect with one’s spiritual identity as a follower of Christ; to grow by taking risks in crossing racial and cultural boundaries in forming friendships and partnerships with others to facilitate the Gospel-based process of reconciliation and Christian unity.
Expectations for Mosaic Ministries Scholarship Recipients:
- Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in his / her coursework;
- Participate in the Student Leadership Retreat in August (4 days/3 nights) for the first year receiving the scholarship;
- Serve the Mosaic Gathering by investing in the community and fully participating in the gathering.