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      An Old Family Recipe for New Life in Christ

      Welcome to HomeGrown Faith

      Like a farmers market, HomeGrown Faith invites the exchange of fresh ideas and support for one another across generations, in the nurturing of an organic faith in Jesus Christ, deeply rooted, generative, and sustainable for a lifetime.

      Like a farmers market, HomeGrown Faith invites the exchange of fresh ideas and support for one another in the nurturing of an organic faith in Jesus Christ, deely rooted, generative, and sustainable for a lifetime.

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      Consultant

      In the midst of a changing landscape for faith formation, I look forward to partnering with you to receive, renew, grow and tend all that the Creator has provided.

      Workshop Leader

      Workshop participants refer to me as the Johnny Appleseed of faith formation – but instead of apple seeds, I spread “dots” in congregations across this land.

      Curator

      “Someone who finds, groups, organizes, and shares the best and most relevant content on a specific subject to match the needs of the audience.” That’s Me!

      I am a practitioner and a practical theologian, eager to partner with you, your organization or congregation as we tend faith into maturity and new life in Christ, for existing generations and the next. Linda Staats

      I am a practitioner and a practical theolgian, eager to partner with you or your congregation, as we tend our faith into maturity and new life into Christ, for existing generations and the next. Linda Staats

      Like your local Master Gardener, I enjoy accompanying faith-based organizations

      Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.

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      Welcome to HomeGrown Faith

      August 16, 2013|

      As a Christian Educator, I have unabashedly borrowed, re-purposed and utilized other people’s imaginative concepts and resources. But the phrase, HomeGrown Faith, was the result of my own “hav’n a g-o-o-d idea,” as my two young sons use to regularly [...]

      Holy Potatoes!

      April 2, 2021|

      Open Scripture John 18:1-19:42 Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. 19:41 Join the Conversation  I wrote this Good Friday reflection [...]

      “SHE-e-e-e-e-e-e-P!”

      May 3, 2020|

      Fourth Sunday after Easter, May 3, 2020   John 10:1-10 Story of The Good Shepherd. God’s Story – my story! I grew up on a farm in Iowa. We were strange farmers; we raised chickens and sheep, not the typical cows and pigs. [...]

      A May Day Global Perspective

      May 1, 2020|

      A May Day Global Perspective                                                                       [...]

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      HomeGrown Faith is about ministry and mission in an ever changing landscape…

      A vision for HomeGrown Faith includes:

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      Creating a seamless journey for faith formation that connects each generation, age and stage of life.

      Equipping households to speak the language of faith and the heart of faith – at home and away from home.

      Knowing and treasuring, “like an old family recipe,” the faith stories of our ancestors —  those recorded in Scripture and our own.

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