Welcome to the inaugural Greenhouse blog post for The Seed! We’re glad that you decided to check us out. We are hoping that the Greenhouse will be a place for the “germination” of ideas and meaningful discussions.
When I was invited to be a blog writer for The Seed, I asked Pastor Vicki if there was a theme verse (or verses) for this brand-new, online church. She went on to paraphrase I Corinthians 3:5-9, as “Some plant the seeds, some water them but it is God who makes them grow.” What is exciting for me is that we all are seeds, wherever we are in our lives. Whether you are a new seed - just planted and seeking to see if this “God-Church-Follower of Jesus” thing is for you, or a newly-sprouted “seedling” looking for encouragement, or even if you’re a seed that has grown deep roots into the soil and sprouted into a strong tree, we are all in this growing journey of life together.
We can carry the analogy of seeds over into what has sprouted - a new creation! II Corinthians 5:17 says that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation, a new person - “the old life is gone; a new life has begun!”
I love how God is always doing a new thing (see Isaiah 43:19). And that’s exactly what is happening with The Seed. This is a new venture for our denomination, although if you do a search, you can find other online churches. And with the current pandemic situation, your own church might be streaming live on FaceBook or Zoom or meeting in some other online/internet format.
We view the Church as not just a building or a Sunday morning event, but the church is a living, breathing organism that resides in us - His people. We trust that your experience with The Seed will be just the right thing at the right time for you at this moment in your life.
With God’s abundant blessings!