“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

That is what seem to be the response of the USAmerican church in regards to the economic recession and it’s effects effects in the community. While businesses are creating new ways to stay afloat and increase capacity in this time, the USAmerican church is silent to her call to serve and be more generous than […]

Feb. 27 Conversation with Mark Van Steenwyk in Seattle

  Join us at the Mustard Seed House for an evening of conversation with Missio Dei’s communitarian Mark Van Steenwyk and follow Mustard Seed House people. Mark Van Steenwyk is a member of Missio Dei (an Anabaptist intentional community anchored on the West Bank of Minneapolis that pursues Jesus’ way of simplicity, prayer, hospitality, and […]

Recession is Looming: How can we prepare?

Via Mustard Seed Associates When we started planning this issue of the Seed Sampler, the near meltdown on Wall Street was still a few weeks away. We had no idea how pertinent this information would be become. In light of recent events, recession preparedness (and response) plans in churches and communities are going to be […]

Discernment at the Mustard Seed House

Via Godspace Sunday night we started a series of discernment sessions with the Mustard Seed House community to work out how we can put our MSA rule of life into practice.  Over the next few months we plan to use this process to flesh out the shape of not just our community life but our personal disciplines too.  The […]

Becoming Community | On Community Discernment

I constantly get ask what is Mustard Seed Associates (MSA) and what do we do. I also find myself trying to answer who we are and what do we do as intentional community, re: The Mustard Seed House. The answer to those  question can be as short as “we are a group of people living together trying to […]