54 minutes | Nov 25, 2020

Ep. 95: Renaut Van der Riet | Spend More Time Living Your Life Well, than Building Platforms of Influence

In this episode, we talk with Renaut Van der Riet, who is the Founder/President of “Love Made Visible”, Founder/Owner of Axum Coffee, and Lead Pastor for Mosaic Church, one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S.


Spend More Time Living Your Life Well, than Building Platforms of Influence


Anything Less Than a Conscious Commitment to the Important is an Unconscious Commitment to the Unimportant – Stephen Covey 




Renaut is passionate about living, teaching, and leading in a way that shows the Gospel of Jesus to be true and beautiful.

He lives out that passion first and foremost with his family. Of all the roles he fills, none is as important to him as being a husband to his wife, Brooke, and father to their eight children, four of whom are adopted from Ethiopia.

In 2002, he and Brooke founded Mosaic Church in Winter Garden, a suburb of Orlando. With a continually growing congregation, Mosaic was one of the top ten fastest-growing churches in America in 2018. Under Renaut’s leadership-by-example, the church has become a nationwide pacemaker for fostering and adoption and a sought-after model of how ministries can respond to childhood special needs and trauma care.

Renaut’s work bringing hope to hard places extends far beyond the walls of Mosaic Church. In 2009 he started Love Made Visible, a nonprofit organization that equips families, individuals, churches, and agencies to care for orphans and vulnerable children across the United States and around the world, including in Africa, Latin America, and China. The following year, he and Brooke founded Axum Coffee Company, a growing chain of coffee shops and restaurants whose goal is to fund social justice initiatives and also invite people into that story and work of redemption.

Most recently, Renaut is developing The ReStory, a project aimed at providing Gospel clarity to followers of Christ and extending them an invitation to consider how their lives might be different if they dared to believe Galatians 5:1: “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”

Renaut's book, What Great Ministry Leaders Get Right is due out in March 2021 and is currently available for pre-order.

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