The MSA June Seed Sampler is here. Its focus is on intentional community as a response to troubled times. As our editor Andy Wade says:
Co-housing, Christian Community, New Monastics – – ancient practices of the church are being revived and reinvented as a new generation grapples with the dynamic times we live in. Now, more than ever, Christians of all ages need to consider the possibility of living in community because of the growing likelihood we will continue to face daunting new environmental and economic challenges in the decade ahead. For some, living in community is an escape from the world around them. But for the brave, creative and imaginative, community has become a new way to grow in faith and engage the world. In short, these new forms of community are giving expression to what it means to live missional lives.
In this edition of the Seed Sampler we will look at different manifestations of this growing movement from around the world. We invite you to not just take in the information, but to enter into the discussion, providing your own examples, comments, experiences, and ideas or concerns. As you work your way through this month’s eZine ask yourself, “How might some new expression of community help me/my church respond more effectively to the challenges of this new decade and to live more fully into Christ’s call on our lives?”
Remember to check back often to our website for new articles about this topic throughout the month of May!
Check out all the articles
Seed Smile | Inflatable Church
Seed Story | Community… a coming crisis and creative opportunity – Tom Sine
Liturgy | Liturgy of the Beloved Community – Christine Sine & Jason Storbakken
Reflection | Intentional Community: Living Our Dreams or Discovering God’s Possibilities? -Eliacin Rosario-Cruz
Seed Share | Neve Shalom / Wahat a-Salam – Oasis of Peace
Seed Share | Living with the Homeless – Pastor Steve Kimes
Seed Share | Prayer as Community
Seed Share | Vision for a Celtic Community – Christine Sine
Seed Share | Book Review: Friendship at the Margins – Christine Sine
Resources | Resources for Intentional Community