Part 1 - Church Economics
[a teaching series about the role of the church, how economy works, and why rural communities have a divine responsibility]
We gave an image of how economy works, two of the main options we have to choose from, which one the church naturally should lead to, and why "rural" areas have the biggest impact on all of this. This teaching sets up everything else that happens in the series and all the other teachings must be viewed through this lens. We also talk about the role of compromises.
We spent five weeks exploring what it looks like for us to be a "Rural Church" - both words being loaded with really important implications. We explored everything from economy to agrarianism to ecology to technology and, of course, food. Our entire gathering was framed around this experience - celebrating this identity and using all sorts of mediums, especially poetry and song, to allow us to be formed through the power of art. We wish we could capture the whole gathering with us, but you would have had to be there for that part. We were, however, able to capture the sermons, so you can still experience those.