Why take things outside?
Farm Church’s mission is to gather a Christ-centered community around elements of soil and food, to break bread together, and to leverage all the resources of a farm to address food insecurity in our community.
Simply put, we can’t think of a better place to be in touch with God and with each other than on a farm. There’s something about sinking our fingers into the soil, of nurturing the lives of plants and animals, of harvesting the gifts of creation and sharing them with others… There’s just something about it all that feels like, well, worship.
That’s the “Farm” in “Farm Church”--the excitement we share about worshiping God in a barn, in an orchard, or outside under a beautiful sky - the thought of our children taking care of chickens and harvesting eggs to be shared with a local food pantry--the chance to respond to God’s love with an overwhelming desire to do what Jesus did and feed people.
It’s a good question, isn’t it?
Why not just have a farm, grow a ton of food, and give it all away, right? Why add what is, for many, a religiously problematic layer to a really cool idea? The truth is that we are striving to follow Jesus, a person who was pretty clear about how important it is that people have enough to eat.
We also believe in the good and wonderful power of church—not church as a building or a list of do's and don't's, but rather church as a come-one, come-all community of seekers committed to connecting neighbors, dispelling isolation, and sensing God’s direction in the world and in our lives.
Farm Church grew out of a wild, imaginative question: “What could church really be?” As a community, we’re hoping to answer that question as we worship God, harvest vegetables, and show up in the world in ways that make a real difference. We welcome you to come and experience Farm Church with us!