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FROM TREES TO FOREST:
Growing into a Movement
This membership level is for those who are actively seeking to start a wild church or already have. It's an invitation into community with others who have also heard the same sacred calling. You, as a leader, are part of a larger movement, like a tree within the larger forest.
And the movement is emerging, larger than any one of us, and all of us together. It is a movement initiated by Spirit that includes all communities gathering outside of buildings for the purposes of reconnecting with the Holy incarnated in and between all things. Like any healthy eco-system, this movement thrives on diversity, variety, and interdependence.
Some Wild Church leaders are ordained in a denomination, others have no affiliation at all. Some churches have their own land, some meet in public parks or even parking lots, watching crows. Some meet weekly, some monthly, some only once a quarter. Some Wild Churches are rooted in the Celtic stream, some decidedly inter-spiritual, others immersed in a particular denomination's liturgies and traditions.
At the root, we all share a deep commitment to building relationship with the natural world, evident through practices of inner and outer restoration.
In the spirit of liberation that Wild Church embodies, there is no dogma or creed or hierarchy in this movement. Just that you approach and include all others, human and more-than-human, with reverence and welcome.
The membership fee recognizes it is taking a lot of time and energy, platforms and resources, to meet the needs of this moment of Emergence.
We are actively engaged in raising funds for need-based scholarships for those who are economically, culturally, or socially disadvantaged. While we do not have funds at this time, this is an ongoing value of the Network and something we are spending time and energy on. If you have more than one Wild Church, or if a membership fee is a difficult financial burden for you, please let us know. WildFriends@WildChurchNetwork.com
Benefits of Network Membership
Besides the simple and magnificent delight of connecting with other like-hearted kindred spirits in the world, membership includes:
Listing in the WILD CHURCH DIRECTORY and map so that others may connect with you
MEMBERSHIP to our Mighty Networks platform in a private area just for Wild Church leaders.
MEMBERS priority registration for Wild Church Network retreats (there's one in planning for 2023!)
Access to MONTHLY and WEEKLY WEBINARS & ZOOM Calls with other Wild Church leaders, practitioners and guest speakers
CONNECT directly with other Wild Church leaders, share ideas, respond to posts, send chats, gather around topics of interest.
ACCESS and share seasonal resources and ideas in an easily accessible way