Ekklesia Design exists to glorify God by exhorting and equipping local churches to redeem the place they are called to steward.
"Local Churches, Redeeming Places"
WHAT SERVICES DOES EKKLESIA DESIGN OFFER?
Ekklesia Design encourages the planning, design, and building ("redemption") of project sites ("places"), through direct consultation with local churches/christians and in collaboration with local business partners (we principally serve the 50 U.S. states). Whether through theological training and education, civil engagement with local officials, strategic mapping services, or primarily by designing places - be it residential landscapes, campus master plans, community parks, downtown revitalization plans, or so much more - we possess the professional skills and theological commitment to truth, beauty, and goodness for all that we do, in order to faithfully exhort and equip local churches to redeem the place they are called to steward.
HOW DO LOCAL CHURCHES "REDEEM PLACE"?
AND, WHY SHOULD THEY BE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT?
In the same way and for the same reason that Adam and Eve were appointed to tend and keep the Edenic garden (Genesis 1:28): God mandated that they be fruitful and multiply, thereby filling the earth, and to subdue the earth with all its resources, thereby exercising dominion over it.
This task may seem archaic and irrelevant to many modern evangelicals, but the Cultural Mandate of Genesis still applies to us, today. Fruitful multiplication happens through covenant families and faithful congregations, and we at Ekklesia Design believe that subduing the earth and exercising dominion does, too.
The Church is Christ's ordained means of advancing the victorious Gospel of His Kingship here on earth - cultivating the new Heaven and the new Earth over every ruler and authority, among every tribe and nation, and in every place which the church finds itself (Ephesians 3:10, Matthew 6:10, Matthew 28:18-20, Habakkuk 2:14, 1 Corinthians 1:2).
As Christ's Kingdom advances in grace and truth, those whom he has called to be salt and light will necessarily shape the culture around them.
That is why it is our missionary vision to exhort and equip local churches to manifest the Gospel in the places they are called to steward - 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 Christ.