Parable of the Mustard Seed
So Jesus said, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what should I compare it? It is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in the garden; it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.” Luke 13:18-19 Jesus surprised people when he said that the Kingdom of God would not be built by power and might but by small seeds of faith; a Kingdom not dependent on force but by God’s Spirit at work in the lives and hearts of ordinary people, who commit themselves to walk in God’s way.
At East Zorra Mennonite Church, we seek to be a church that is:
Rooted in Christ
Like a tree that needs roots and nourishing soil, we are a people who are rooted in the biblical story, nourished by the Anabaptist tradition with Jesus Christ at the centre of our worship, faith and our lives together.
Growing Together in Faith
Like a tree that grows tall and strong, we are a family-oriented, multi-generational community who nurtures faith and cultivates caring relationships. We seek to encourage and support each other, pray for one another, serve together, discern God’s leading and be transformed by the power of God’s Spirit in our lives.
Extending God’s Love
Like a tree with long branches, we desire to be an extension of God’s love to each other and to all people in our community, our places of work and the world. We seek to be a shelter from the storm, rest for the weary, a voice for the voiceless, and a place of belonging where everyone can feel at home.