[On Being a Rural Church] - Seek the Shalom of the Commonplace

Part 2 - Economic Health = Everything  

[a teaching series about the role of the church, how economy works, and why rural communities have a divine responsibility]

Based on Jeremiah 29v4-7  --  a picture of how God's community should work, this text gives the idea that shalom can only happen through the shalom of the whole thing...every single part. So we talk about our interdependence and, if the church is supposed to bring life and health to a place, it needs to pay attention to all the parts.

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.