Church Planting

One of my favorite concepts is “Kinder-­‐Garten” a Germanic term coined to describe a sunny experience that would cultivate children like plants and let them bloom like flowers – a children’s garden. Here, we want to develop the idea of an “Ekklesiaparadise” from the Greek terms ekklesia meaning assembly [church] and paradeisos meaning garden. Church planting is an epic journey that can cultivate pre-­‐believers and the unchurched; and can equip believers and help them to grow to become mature followers of Jesus; in essence, a church garden … and thus a planter’s manual and training program.