TEDS/TGS Student Affairs welcomes Daniel Hartman to serve as Mosaic Ministries coordinator, effective July 2, 2012. Daniel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. After working for Kimberly-Clark in Clinical Research Services from 2003–2007, he enrolled at TEDS and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2011.
In 2009, Daniel moved to North Chicago with several other TEDS students. The regular rhythm of feeling economic disparity broadly stratified across racial lines deeply shaped his theological education and spiritual formation. Even more painful, however, was experiencing the segregated worshiping communities in Lake County. Through this lament, along with gospel hope, God shaped Daniel’s long-term call to the area.
Daniel notes, “Inspired by the evangelistic thrust of John 17:20–26, the Mosaic ministries consist of diverse communities standing united in Christ as a sign, foretaste, and instrument of God’s kingdom. As leaders from North Lake County and Trinity partner with God in his mission to reconcile all things to himself, our communities will faithfully journey toward the mosaic unity that God has established through Christ. In this new community context, Christian disciples will be spiritually formed for leadership to meet the challenges of our increasingly diverse and global world.”
We are blessed to have Daniel join our staff and for him to coordinate our various Mosaic ministries. Daniel brings humility, a wealth of wisdom, discernment, a love for the Lord and a passion for justice to this important ministry.
Mosaic Fellowship: a multiracial spiritual formation group that focuses on the biblical calling of reconciliation:
- Mosaic House: an intentional Christian community in North Chicago for single students who are seeking to grow in the biblical understanding and practice of reconciliation
- Mosaic Church Network: a network of African American, Latino, and multi-racial churches, as well as other churches that are committed to healthy, mutual partnerships across the divides of race and socio-economic class
- Mosaic Partnerships: a collaboration with CCDA (Christian Community Development Association) and North Lake County churches to create field education and internship opportunities for those who desire to actively serve in under-resourced communities.
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