Jesus is the seed
Jesus compared Himself to a grain of wheat that falls into the earth and dies in John 12:24. He said this to foreshadow His death on the cross and His resurrection from the dead. Just as a seed falls into the earth and grows into new life, Jesus was crucified, buried and raised from the dead to plant new life in sinners. Here at The Seed we worship, glorify, obey and adore Jesus.
The Word of God is the seed
Jesus once told a parable about someone who threw seed on four types of soil. All the seed was the same, but only one of the four soils produced a crop. This parable, found in Mark 4:1–20, is about the power of God’s Word to transform lives. God calls His people to share His Word, and as we obey Him and spread it, we trust God for the growth. Here at The Seed we value the bible as God’s inspired, inerrant Word, and just as a sower spreads seed over a field to grow a crop, we desire to spread God’s Word all throughout Wichita to grow disciples of Jesus.
Every Christian is a seed
In Matthew 13:37–38, Jesus taught that every Christian is a seed that God has planted into the world. We can’t change ourselves into Christians – only God can awaken us to new life in Him. Jesus is the founder and perfecter of our faith. Here at The Seed we recognize that we are Christians only because of God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone.
Every church begins as a seed
Through the prophet Jeremiah, God once said to Israel, “Yet I planted you a choice vine, wholly of pure seed.” (Jeremiah 2:21a) God is on a mission to redeem the world, and His chosen vehicle for completing this mission is the local church. God calls His people into the church, which is the body of Christ, for His glory and the good of all peoples. Here at The Seed we are passionate about being a Christ-exalting, Gospel–centered church body.
God’s entire kingdom is like a seed
Jesus taught that the kingdom of God was like a mustard seed. According to Jesus in Mark 4:30–32, the mustard seed is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, and yet once it grows, it is larger than every other plant. God is building His kingdom, and although it may appear small now, His kingdom will fill the universe when Jesus returns to gather His people and judge the world. Here at The Seed we desire to partner with God in building His kingdom, rather than building an isolated church empire.