THIS IS THE YEAR!
Your Land will be Fruitful.
Your Community will Grow.
Your Ministry will Develop Roots.
CHOOSE YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS
Three opportunities to get connected with Coach Brian.
All first, inquiry sessions are complementary!
Brian Sellers-Petersen is filled with ways for faith communities to find mission and ministry in their yards. He will help move you to action from his years of journeying with and encouraging Episcopalians to love the earth they stand on and in the process transform their churches and communities.––Winnie Varghese, Rector, St Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta
Brian plants fruitful seeds through his ministry, showing us how the garden teaches the importance of good work and of Sabbath rest, the healing power of forgiveness, and the blessing of new life. Using tools of collaboration, creativity, and education, he helps communities care for God’s creation, practice hospitality, and address food insecurity. According to Brian, the gardener in all of us will connect to ‘the miracle of being able to plant a seed and watch it grow.’ I agree!––Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan, The Episcopal Church in Connecticut
Like Brian’s book, Harvesting Abundance: Local Initiatives of Food and Faith, Faithful Agrarian is about concrete hope and action — dirt you can dig your toes into, harvests you can eat, communities you can join. If you need good news (and we all do) then follow Brian into the churchyards and once empty lots, seminary campuses, camps and conference centers, and church farms where new life is springing up in faith and abundance.––Ragan Sutterfield, author of Wendell Berry and the Given Life
As members of the Anglican Communion, Episcopalians affirm the Five Marks of Mission, which includes “striv[ing] to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth.” So, how do we do that? I have good news for you! Brian Sellers Petersen and his longstanding work in agrarian ministry and churchland stewardship knows the stories of what every day, faithful folk are doing across the Episcopal Church. For the hope of the lands we steward, Brian is a gift in letting us know what is possible, what is already being done, and what we might dare dream and do.—Brian L. Cole, Diocesan Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee