In 1981, a futurist/lecturer/writer/evangelical activist named Tom Sine published a book that sent many in that generation, including my wife and me, on a new life course. The book gave insight into an astonishing secret — that “God has chosen to change the world through the lowly, the unassuming, and the imperceptible”, like a mustard seed that is the smallest of all the seeds on earth but grows to become the greatest of all shrubs. Tom called God’s strategy “the conspiracy of the insignificant”, and he extended God’s invitation to each of us to join this Mustard Seed Conspiracy.
In the years since, Tom and Christine Sine have together created an international network of Jesus followers who are planting mustard seeds of faith and imagination around the world.
Through their many books, speaking appearances, blog posts, conferences, and warm gatherings in their home, Tom and Christine have impacted thousands of lives. Now they’re passing the baton on to the next generation. This is our opportunity to say “Thanks” and to make sure their Mustard Seed vision stays alive.
A big part of this effort is Giving Tuesday — TODAY
Giving Tuesday is the beginning of a month-long campaign to provide a solid financial foundation for Mustard Seed Associates and Godspace for the coming year.
Please donate today and help us effectively navigate this season of transition as we move boldly forward. Your Giving Tuesday donations will help kick off this event, encouraging others to join the party to connect and inspire the next generation of leaders.
Here are a few things your gift will make possible:
- Developing and delivering new workshops around the themes of spirituality, sustainability, hospitality, community and justice
- Updating the Godspace Community Blog to efficiently support more content and provide better collaboration
- Developing new Camano Island partnerships in transformation, education, imagination, and innovation
- Simplifying and updating our accounting system to be more efficient and transparent
- Streamlining our office to allow our team to work locally and act globally
A special thank you gift to our first twenty $100 contributors
I’ve created a brand new calendar based on our popular “Praying with Nature” prayer card set. Each month features a different photo of God’s beautiful creation along with a brief reflection.
Measuring 11″x17″, it includes Christian holidays, feast days for our favorite saints, US holidays, and other significant dates recognized by MSA/Godspace with space to spare for you to write in your own appointments.
How you can help:
- Be generous with your donations on Giving Tuesday and beyond
- Share our campaign through your social media channels, using #GivingTuesday and on Twitter, @msaImagine
- Encourage others to give and to get involved
- Pray often: for the transition, for our Board, for Tom and Christine, and for this giving campaign
Thank you for supporting us over the years. You are the “Associates” in Mustard Seed Associates. Even more, you are mustard seed changemakers and friends.
Mustard Seed Associates // Godspace