There are some species of plants that thrive only when they are regularly, and sometimes severely pruned. Unfortunately, there are times when a plant is so diseased that the best course of action is to replant something new in its place. This can be as true for churches as for plants.
In the summer of 2013 The Stone Church was conceived as a replant effort in partnership with the Crossroads Church Planting Network and several other groups with hearts to plant thriving, disciple-making churches. About a year into the replanting process God pointed us to Ezekiel 36 and 37 as a power reminder of what He desires to do in and through us for His glory. In fact, we recited Ezekiel 36:36 at the conclusion of each week's service which says:
"Then they will say, I have rebuilt that which destroyed and replanted that which was desolate. I am the Lord, I have spoken, and I will do it."