Kardia | Church Planting
Kardia: A Church Planting Church Through church planting, we cultivate hearts by practicing the way of Jesus together throughout the city and world. We thoroughly believe that “Jesus’ measure of the church is not seating capacity, but sending capacity (J.D. Greear, Gaining by Losing).” Ultimately, it is not enough for us to just plant Kardia but it is imperative we plant churches throughout Seattle, the Northwest and the World.
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Church Planting

A Church Planting Church

Through church planting, we cultivate hearts by practicing the way of Jesus together throughout the city and world. We thoroughly believe that “Jesus’ measure of the church is not seating capacity, but sending capacity (J.D. Greear, Gaining by Losing).” Ultimately, it is not enough for us to just plant Kardia but it is imperative we plant churches throughout Seattle, the Northwest and the World.
Upcoming Church Planting Events
As we are in the early stages of planting Kardia and forming culture we are working to do the same with a church planting network. Our upcoming church planting events are to help equip planters and pastors as well as to find likeminded partners throughout Seattle and the Northwest so we can plant many churches together.

5Q & Church Planting

In 5Q, Alan Hirsch takes a deep dive into the fivefold (APEST) typology of ministry as articulated in Ephesians 4:1–16. With profound theological and cultural insight as well as innovative practice, Hirsch once again not only shifts the conversation itself, but also the scorecard on how we understand calling, church, leadership, and organization. Check out the Listen Now button to watch how to engage further in a transformative process for your own discipleship, leadership and the journey of your church or organization. This event was sponsored by Kardia Church, Open Home Church and the Foursquare Northwest District.
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Guest Speaker Alan Hirsch

Alan Hirsch is an Australian missiologist, author, and thought leader in the missional church movement. Alan is the founder of 100Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers. Known for his innovation approach to mission, Alan is widely considered among missiologists, pastors, and other Christian church leaders to be a thought-leader and key mission strategists for churches across the Western World.

Engaging & Forming Culture

In the early stages of church planting, intentionality in cultural engagement and formation are mission critical. As Peter Drucker once said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Check out the audio below for more from Danny Parmelee on cultural engagement and group formation.
The sessions included:
  • Session #1 – Cultural Engagement: Why it matters you care about Culture.
  • Session #2 – Culture Formation: How the vitality of the church is found in Groups.
  • Q&A Time – Questions were asked throughout the sessions.
Guest Speaker Danny Parmelee

Danny Parmelee was the church planter and lead pastor of Epikos Church in Milwaukee, WI from 2005-2017. What started in his living room as a bible study grew into an urban multi-site, multi-ethnic congregation of 2,000. He currently oversees church planting for Converge MidAmerica. He is a co-host on the podcast “Unfiltered” and is a contributing author on the church planting blog A Mustard Tree.

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