Opening at the Mustard Seed House

by Christine Sine
Mustard Seed House in the snow

Mustard Seed House in the snow

Are you interested in living in community in Seattle?  We have an opening here at the Mustard Seed House.

Tom & I live in a triplex north of Greenlake, Seattle, Washington that hosts a small intergenerational community which is a part of the ministry of Mustard Seed Associates (see attached document MSA The Essentials). We are a group of people living together trying to embody something of what we think are the values and culture of the kingdom of. God. We particularly try to embody the values that are at the centre of MSA’s mission – sustainability, hospitality, spirituality, service and simplicity.

 This community has become a place of exploration for people who seek a sustainable more whole life faith.  We encourage members to live simply and sustainably, developing a spiritual rhythm to their lives that revolves around the use of regular spiritual disciplines.

We expect members to:

  1. Gather weekly for a meal and a time of fellowship and spiritual reflection.
  2. Engage monthly in a garden day.
  3. Participate whenever possible in Mustard Seed House hospitality.

There is a large vegetable garden which provides 40-50% of vegetables for community members and also provides fresh produce for the ministry of hospitality which is an important aspect of the community. We regularly host guests from throughout the U.S. and around the world and community members are invited to participate in dinners and conversations with these guests. There is opportunity for mentoring by Tom or I if desired. There is also an opportunity to volunteer with MSA to assist with other MSA conversations, workshops and spiritual retreats that are held in the house.

We currently have a one bedroom basement apartment available for a couple or two singles interested in community and in shared living. Rent would be $850 a month plus utilities.  If you would like to see the apartment and learn more about this opportunity call Tom and Christine at 206-524-2111.  Tom and I also enjoy working with student interns which could also be a part of the relationship.

We also have internship opportunities available with Mustard Seed Associates not just for those who live in Seattle either.  If you are interested in more information give us a call.206-524-2111

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Jack Towe February 25, 2017 - 7:50 pm

For six years, I’ve been living in Seattle and have been looking for Christian community. Some of my odyssey is covered in my blog site, Leadings. I’ve recently returned from a ten-day exploratory visit with the Bruderhof near Poughkeepsie, NY. I just discovered Mustard Seed, and would like to pay a visit and get to me all of you. Is that possible? If so, when?

Christine Sine February 26, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Jack we would love to meet you. Email me at and we can work on this.

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