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Posted in Tomorrow's Campus Today on May 20, 2014 1:03 pm EDT

Facilitating a Spiritual Village

Christian architect Kenn Sanders pinpoints the evolution of his personal design philosophy.


 

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By Kenn Sanders

Planning with the church development team, we must know the problems, know the people, know the issues, and know the needs.

As I started my design ministry of creating a “Spiritual Village” for church life, I went from representation to participation. My designing is about helping people become better participants.

As our pastor prepares for worship, so should the Christians in the congregation. If we want to be a Spiritual Village we must participate in all aspects of church life. It is very important to first understand the people we are serving. How can we know how to do church effectively if we don’t know the culture of the people we are trying to reach?

Planning with the church development team, we must know the problems, know the people, know the issues, and know the needs.

To plan the Spiritual Village, we look to His holy word for design guidance. We believe in a great commitment to the great commandment and the great commission: grow a great church.

Matthew 22:34-40 and Matthew 28:19-20 …

Worship Facility: “Love God will all your heart”

Ministry Facilities: “Love your neighbor as yourself”

Evangelism Tools: “Go ... make disciples”

Discipleship Rooms: “Teaching them ... all things”

Our Spiritual Village with people participating—to teach, share, pray, worship, [perform] drama, [create] music, [share] Bible stories, [enjoy] food and fellowship, be a friend, [offer] creative crafts, give time and talents, plus a myriad of [other] ministry activities.

 

 

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