Money is deeply-engrained in the fabric of our world. Global markets wield incredible control over our local economies and the cash in our pocket (or lack thereof) is often a primary cause of our stress and worry. Whether we have it or not, money shapes our lives, our relationships, and the environments around us. Is it a necessary evil or an opportunity for good? A tool or a vice? At Open Door we're seeking to walk in the way of Jesus and and pursue cultivation and formation of our whole self, including our finances! Jesus talks about money all the time not because it’s “good” or “bad” but because it's a window into deeper things.
In Winter 2015, we engaged these questions in Coin: Jesus on Money. Throughout Coin, we dug into the teachings of Jesus on money, and experimented, dialogued, learned and grew together towards an integrated way forward with our money as we seek to walk in the way of Jesus together.
Artifacts from the Journey:
Two Circles used Mark Scandrette's Free as a guide towards integrating values and resources.You are God's Economy, a piece written by Chris Schwass.
Open Door Abundance, a Facebook Group for the local Open Door family, was created in the segue from the Coin journey and The Lent Project Extras Purge as a place for us to share our abundance with others.