• The Neighborhood Church as Fungus

    The Neighborhood Church as Fungus

      – Andy Wade – If you’ve been reading my posts you know that I’m fascinated by mushrooms. The more I learn about them the more impressed I am both with the work they do and the lessons they have to teach us. So how, you might ask, could a neighborhood church being like mushrooms […]

  • MSA Imaginings – June 2015

    MSA Imaginings – June 2015

      Exciting Things are Sprouting at Mustard Seed Associates! Spring was exciting, summer is heating up! Although we’ve had a challenging time with the vandalism of windows at our center for imagination and creativity at Mustard Seed Village, we’re not discouraged and we’re not slowing down. So many good things are happening and we want […]

  • The Spirituality of Abundance & Scarcity – Part 2

    The Spirituality of Abundance & Scarcity – Part 2

    — by Andy Wade — Factory farmed tomatoes and other vegetables have brought us beautiful and abundant year-round fruit… with little flavor or nutritional value. This is an unhealthy and dangerous trend. It’s a kind of monkey-wrench in the discussion of abundance and scarcity because, while it does produce an abundance of fruits and vegetables, […]

  • The Spirituality of Abundance & Scarcity – Part 1

    The Spirituality of Abundance & Scarcity – Part 1

    — by Andy Wade — The US culture seems to primarily measure the abundant life by the accumulation of stuff, and the sustainable life by the accumulation of assets in our retirement portfolio. Sure, there have been pockets of revolution and, of course, many who would never measure up to the American Dream, but at […]

  • Spiritual Mono-Cropping – reprise

    Spiritual Mono-Cropping – reprise

    – Andy Wade – Spiritual monocropping? What in the world is that? Monocropping is the industrial agricultural method of growing one crop on a large patch of land, the same crop, year after year. This method began to take hold in the USA during the 40s and 50s, along with increased use of chemical fertilizers […]

  • Companions in the Neighborhood – reprise

    Companions in the Neighborhood – reprise

    – by Andy Wade – What does it mean to become a companion in the neighborhood? Many of you know that I’m an avid gardener. You probably also know by now that the garden is one of my favorite places to talk with God. It’s probably no surprise that, while sitting around tables at a […]

Celtic Prayer Retreat

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Join us for our annual Retreat!
August 7-9
Main event all day Saturday

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A New Way to Grow!

MSA is excited to offer an online learning opportunity through our new school!

Interact with Christine Sine and reimagine how we pray, learn how to simplify your life with Mark Scandrette, and explore questions of God, Jesus and religion with Brian McLaren, Mark Scandrette, Lilian Daniel and others.

Join our learning community and enrich your faith as we journey together toward the in-breaking of God’s kingdom.

You may take as many or as few classes as you like and may take them at your own pace.

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Prayer Cards

Prayer Cards

This beautiful set of ten prayer cards draw from the most popular of our daily Facebook prayers. Their background photos invite us into contemplative moments that can enrich our days and deepen our faith.

Each card is printed on heavy, recycled matt stock and they can be used as postcards too!

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Newly Updated for 2015!
Creating a Faith-Based Community Garden


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Free Resource

Celtic Spirituality Did you ever wonder what Celtic Christian Spirituality is all about? In this brief introduction, Christine Sine gives personal reflections, prayers, litanies, and a bit of historical background.

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Meet the MSA Team

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