What better name for a church than an object Jesus likened the Church to? The Church is the “kingdom of heaven.” Mustard Seed Church gets its name from Jesus’ parable of the kingdom in Luke 13:18-19:
He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air made nests in its branches.” (ESV)
In a city like New York (with barely a 3% evangelical presence), our church plant will outwardly look insignificant and small—just like a mustard seed. And that’s exactly the point! If anything eternally significant occurs, all the glory will belong to God! Just like a mustard seed, outside of God’s providential and gracious hand, we will never grow into anything. However, since we are going forth in obedience, we are confident of making an eternally mammoth impact.