In 2015 we began putting together a guide that became the Christian food movement website.
From the beginning, it was important to be sure that the guide was open, transparent, and accessible. When the website was built, it included “Add a Listing” and “Write for Us” as menu items. There are lots of paths onto the website.
But over the past three years as we’ve worked at this intersection, we’ve discovered a desire for more.
More opportunities for dialogue. More chances to have questions answered. More interest.
At the same time, we’ve also discovered that there just plain IS more. New ministries that connect food and faith are beginning every. single. day. In this part of the church, decline is not even on the table: it’s all about new growth, new life, and new possibilities.
One website with a very part-time mostly-volunteer minder isn’t going to cut it to steward this growth.
We’re now in the quiet phase of launching a new online network that we hope will answer some of those longings, while also provide a way to support the ongoing development of this work.
The Christian food movement online network is a group on Groups.io. Here are some of the benefits it offers:
- Messaging to all members
- A directory of members
- File uploading and sharing
- Hashtags to follow conversations across threads
- A shared calendar
- Integration with email – according to your personal settings
And much more.
We want to keep this membership accessible, so it’s low-cost: a donation of $5/mo or more gets you in the group. We hope that level of commitment draws people who want to build the group together.
Like so much of what we do, this is an experiment. We invite you to experiment with us and grow this work together. We look forward to seeing you in the Online Network!
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