The Lord God placed the man in the Garden of Eden as a gardener, to tend and care for it.
“Terra Firma” was the original title chosen to match with the alliteration of the other three Stewardship “Ts”, Tithes, Talents and Time. The original idea was to expand Stewardship to include an ecological aspect and encourage members to think about being stewards of God’s good earth and the creatures in it.
However, as the church already had an Eco-Church Ministry area it was thought to be already covered. So the idea to include “Terra Firma” was dropped.
For those of you interested in Ecology, please follow the link to the “Eco-Congregation” page on this website.