Save the Date: RS Digital Conference, Oct. 15, 2016

We hope you will join us for our very first Rejoicing Spirits digital ministry conference! Mosaic and Rejoicing Spirits will host an interactive webinar to give all our host site leaders and volunteers the opportunity to come together to share successes, goals and learn more.


“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.” – Proverbs 3:27

Whatever the type of work and calling we might follow, there exists every day the opportunity to create good, to lift up and to bring light. In some lines of work, it may be challenging at the end of the day to reflect back and know the good that has been done. But that can never be said of those whose calling it is to support people who need assistance in order to enjoy a meaningful day and to reach their full potential.

Direct Support Professional (DSP) is the umbrella term that most social service agencies use to describe people who work directly with people with physical disabilities and/or intellectual disabilities. A DSP’s job is make sure that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities can lead a full life.
We’re pleased to announce that our next month of digital prayer will be in November. Last year our prayers focused on giving thanks for our host sites and the individuals and organizations who support people with disabilities. Here’s an excerpt from last November’s prayers:
  1. Pray for DSPs during your Sunday morning worship services.
    Use your prayers to give thanks for the work they do and ask for God to give them strength, fulfillment and support.

  2. Recognize them in Rejoicing Spirits worship.

One of the services that Mosaic provides is customized logos for each host site. If you would like an updated logo with the newest version of the Rejoicing Spirits logo, please email the following information to Carrie Gubsch at carrie.gubsch@mosaicinfo.org:

Based on your feedback from last spring, we’re planning on offering a few conference calls for host site leaders this fall. If you were unable to attend a call, we encourage you or a member of your host site team to sign up. We hope these 45–60 minute calls will give host site leaders the opportunity to gather together, share ideas, struggles and victories and much more. Calls will be scheduled Oct. 7-8 and Nov. 3-5. Congregations who are unable to participate in phone conferences sometime this year will be required to fill out the annual survey.
Susan and Michael Bolig sat with their son Ryan, listening and responding to a litany in a Rejoicing Spirits worship service when something remarkable happened.
Thanks to the more than 30 leaders and volunteers who have joined our host site leaders group! We know thereare more of you out there, so please find us online so we can continue to grow and learn together.
We know that God sees and loves all people equally, but the church and society don’t have the best track record when it comes to embracing and loving people who seem different. Historically there has been a mistaken belief that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities do not have the capacity to experience, express or explore their faith lives. This is simply not true. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have both the right and the ability to lead deeply spiritual lives, just like you or me.