My ebook The Virtue of Dialogue: Conversation as a Hopeful Practice of Church Communities was recently released by Patheos Press, and in it, I argue that open conversation is essential for the health and flourishing of church communities and the places they inhabit.
Today is the final post in the series that I am calling “Becoming Conversational” in which I offer suggestions for how churches might enrich the conversational life of their church communities. (Some of these ideas have been adapted from my earlier ebook, Growing Deeper in Our Church Communities, which is available for free download here.
#10) Start a Community Garden.
Continuing on the theme of food and eating that we started yesterday, food is an essential part of life for all humanity, so there is good work to be done in growing good food wherever you are located. A community garden for your church community and/or neighborhood is a good way to start thinking about and working on food issues.
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