LAND PLANNING &
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
Exhorting and equipping Christians
to take dominion over the land
that the Lord your God gave you.
MISSION: FULFILL THE CULTURAL MANDATE
Adam and Eve were appointed to tend and keep the Edenic garden (Genesis 1:28). God mandated that they be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, thereby exercising dominion over all its resources. This task may seem archaic and irrelevant to many modern evangelicals, but the Cultural Mandate of Genesis still applies to us, today.
Ekklesia Design exists to exhort and equip local churches to manifest the Gospel in the places where they are called - through parks and gardens, in urban and rural settings, within their own property and throughout the community - every square inch is to be claimed, stewarded, and adorned for the glory of Christ and His Kingdom.
Christian Market Niche: "Sovereign Spheres"
As the core of faithful churches and flourishing communities, homes are perhaps the most formative settings in which life takes place.
Designing our properties to reflect truth, beauty, and goodness proves to be a vital outworking of our faith and witness.
Small-scale gardens & large scale farmsteads, formal planting plans & ideas for outdoor living areas - all things are fair game.
As the onlooking world encounters our places of assembly - wherever we gather for corporate worship and experience the life of the body - they ought to be struck with awe and amazement at the beauty that is our God. Our Creator calls us to imitate him, and in so doing, we are to create places of worship with intricacy and with purpose, with form and function, with grace and with truth, all with the resources that have been entrusted to us.
In the new Christendom economy, faithful businesses will need to establish a sense of place within their communities. Design considerations should include your storefront, the curb appeal, overall site layout, any way finding cues and/or maps, and your outdoor experiences and aesthetics.