To practice our faith in place as disciples of Jesus Christ, providing food, hospitality and farm-based education to those of every faith and none, for the glory of God and the stewardship of God’s creation.
Honoring and Serving God
This project was born from a call from God and it has been enabled only by the grace of God. Our first priority is to honor God and to proclaim God’s grace. Our ultimate motivation is the belief that pursuing a grace-filled, loving, healthful lifestyle in relation to all of Creation is the most God-honoring way to live. In it is the attempt to work with God toward the restoration of all things.
Land as Gift; Land as Kin
The earth is a good gift from God. Our gratitude for this gift means the acceptance of the ecological and agricultural responsibilities that come with land stewardship. The land is our kin, part of the covenanted creational community that aims towards flourishing and worship of God.
Education for Health & Healing
We provide learning opportunities for people of all ages to pursue a life-giving relationship with the world. We aid in that pursuit by sharing knowledge, practical experience, and space to be imaginative. Especially, we see the farm as a place for children and youth to discover their place in nature and the ways their own health is connected with the health of the land.
Bioregional Discipleship Formation
The core message of the Christian faith is that God in Christ has reconciled the world to himself, and that we are called to make and grow disciples of Christ. We work out our discipleship in relationship to our place in the natural ecosystem and the neighbors with whom we share it, and as part of a larger movement known as “faith in place” or “watershed discipleship.”
Hospitality to All
As part of loving our neighbors, we recognize that not all people share our faith. The farm is a place of hospitality and environmental education for those of every faith and none. All people are to be respected and cared for regardless of their personal beliefs.
Ancient & New
We walk ancient paths and yet make use of new technologies. We are thoughtful about our practices and habits, seeking wisdom and using appropriate technology, in order to contribute our best to the work.
Community of Truth & Grace
As people who serve truth, we are honest and transparent about our commitments and capacities. We practice integrity, a match between our words and deeds. And we recognize we are all sinners in need of mercy. We offer that mercy to one another when we fail to live up to our ideals.
Quadruple Bottom Line
The farm and associated projects will be spiritually, ecologically, economically and socially sustainable, providing a right livelihood which glorifies God and serves the communities to which we belong. We value not primarily a return on investment, but the work as an end in itself. Yet we recognize that for the work to continue, economic viability is necessary and desirable.