-- Christine Sine --
Last weekend Tom and I made another trip to the Mustard Seed Village. For the first time I had a sense of what this beautiful building will look like. The promise of the dream is more substantial than it has ever been.
Walking around the building and standing on the roof gave me an impression, for the first ...
-- Christine Sine --
Thanks to your help, we're making progress at the Mustard Seed Village!
Tom and I visited Camano on Sunday and were delighted to see that the 42 new cross beams which were added this last week. Pray for our workers as they complete the crossbeams and add the plywood for the roof before the fall and winter ...
On July 27th a dedicated team demonstrated the ultimate support for Mustard Seed Village by installing the final support beams on our first building.
Thanks to the extreme generosity of Greg and Nathan Abell, Martin Bayley, Brad Glenn, Dennis and Andrew Todd, and many others who have been praying and have helped in advising and procuring supplies, all the remaining beams ...
-- Tom & Christine Sine --
Tom and I have just spent an amazing day celebrating at the Mustard Seed Village on Camano Island. A team of 11 volunteers raised and bolted 8x32' beams to the fir poles already planted as foundations for our first building. But we need your help to complete it.
Listen to Graham Kerr as he shares his ...
– by Tom Sine --
We had an incredible weekend partying in the Mustard Seed Village on Camano Island. Wish you could have been with us.
Picture 11 men and women, 2 kids and 2 dogs. As we arrived at the site of our first building picture a large concrete slab 40 feet long and 20 feet wide with ...
-- by Christine Sine --
A dream that was lodged in Tom's heart over 20 years ago is slowly coming to fruition. The dream has grown, changed and been shaped by the hands of God over the years and we are excited about its future. Sunday May 26th we raised the beams for the first building at the Mustard Seed Village. ...
Raise the Roof! Phase one classroom construction begins!
We have great news! We are close to completing Phase One of our Mustard Seed Village construction! This weekend we will take the first step in putting a roof on our classroom in the Mustard Seed Village.
A team of seven construction workers has volunteered their time to bolt 8x32 foot beams to ...
-- by Christine Sine --
The Wild Camano tour is over. On Saturday a small group of us gathered on the future site of the Mustard Seed Village on Camano island to tour the land, identify edible species and plant a beginning garden. It was an amazing experience.
With the help of Nancy and Greg from Shambala Farms and Nursery we identified and ...
-- by Cindy Todd --
The poles are in! The poles are in!
To some, it’s not as exciting as "The building is done! The building is done!" To us it is indeed momentous.
When Tom purchased the land way back in the 80’s, the dream of Mustard Seed Village was, um, yes, only a seed: a far off vision that was ...
by Andy Wade –
Environmentally conscious, imaginative, culturally sensitive, community oriented. These are all words that describe Architect, and MSA Board member David Vandervort's work. David is the architect for Mustard Seed Village,our new community and environmental center for creative imagination and pursuing the Kingdom purposes of God.
Winner of a 2010 Ecohome Merit Award (PDF), David brings his deep faith and ...
Mustard Seed Village: an ancient-future model of sustainable faith and sustainable living.
Mustard Seed Village (MSV) will be constructed on 40 acres on Camano Island in Washington State. The first phase of the village will consist of a common building with a central gathering space as well as classrooms and living quarters.
Plans also include a greenhouse, barn, and additional cottage-style housing. The village will be physically designed to both fit into its natural setting and reflect something of the spirit of a seventh century Celtic monastery.
There will be significant focus on sustainable design and stewardship of the land. An orchard and garden will provide a high level of food self-sufficiency for those who are part of this community.
A major component of the village will be the ability to provide students with a fully immersive, accredited academic semester “abroad”. The curriculum will integrate intellectual and spiritual challenges with the learning opportunities of a rural forest environment and an eco-village community.
Together, this community will seek to create a highly sustainable way of life with shared routines of nurture, harvest, processing and celebration.
At the core of this monastic learning community will be a deep commitment to God and a broad spectrum of Christian spiritual practices drawing particularly on the beauty and insights of the Celtic Christian tradition and other pre-modern Christian traditions.
Our intent is for this community not only to be rooted in a rich spirituality and a different rhythm of life, but also seek to embody something of the values of God’s new world that is already here. In this we hope that all who visit will experience a way of life that is both more sustainable and more cooperative and that cares for God’s good creation and extends God’s love to neighbors near and far.
Help support Mustard Seed Village through your prayers, or by contributing directly to MSV
Today’s prayer is the first of a series taken from the Lenten prayer cards we published this year. It is adapted from a longer litany for Lent that I wrote several years ago which appears in the Lenten devotional A Journey Into Wholeness.
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