Good ground is a necessary part of good growth. We were not designed to stay in the plastic pot at the garden centre. We were purchased by God and planted in the Kingdom.
Planting in a good church is a great step in good spiritual growth for every believer. Christ loves the CHURCH!
Vision - Mission - Community - These elements are like soil nutrients they help us grow strong spiritually. Vision helps set direction of growth, mission helps establish root strength and community provides support and protection. Larger stronger trees protect the smaller younger trees.