So, yes, we are a church. 

We are that church located at the entrance to your neighborhood that you drive by all the time.

We have that hay barn, those two silos and eight acres of wide open space nestled in the middle of your typical American suburb.

We've been dreaming for a while now, about this land we have been given becoming something more than just the church in your neighborhood you pass by as you make your way to and from home.  

We've been dreaming of it becoming a community gathering space, where neighbors from all different backgrounds, walks of life, and faith traditions or philosophies, can come together to grow something good in the world.

We believe that the world is just better when people have the chance to know one another up close, to build relationships they can count on, and work together to care for the earth and the people who fill it.

We've been dreaming about Farmstead Eight — a place where kids can play, youth can hang out, and neighbors can connect — a place where a community can come together to grow some real food to feed people. 

Yes, we are talking about the orchard and garden variety of food, but another kind too. 

We believe we are fed when we are seen and known and cared for by others and have the chance to return that love and care as well.

So, to be real clear, this isn't about us trying to get you to join our church.*

It's about community and growing something good together.

So let's be neighbors and see what we can grow together.

*So, we really mean what we say here - the purpose of Farmstead Eight is not about growing our church, it's about growing good in our neighborhood.  

If you are looking for a faith community, don't get us a wrong, we would love to have you. You can explore what life together looks like here and learn more about our worshipping communities, Heritage Church and Harvest Table, on our website. You are welcome to come check either out anytime — we just promise to never push that in any way as you engage in Farmstead Eight. 

At our church camp's high ropes course we always tell the kids, "your challenge, your choice," as they decide how they want to engage the course that day — same rule applies here.

youth nights

Starting June 20th, we'll be hosting community youth nights each Sunday* this summer from 6-8pm for rising 6th-12th graders. We'll have dinner available from 6:00-6:30pm and all kinds of yard games and activities to enjoy until about 7:15pm, when we'll bring everyone together for some crazy fun in a large group activity. We'd love to have your student and their friends join us this summer!

*Exception to that rule is Sunday, July 4th :)

interested in learning more?

We'd love to sit down and share with you the vision for Farmstead Eight and how we hope to create a space for all to gather and connect with one another. We would also love to hear the needs you see in the community and your ideas about what the Farmstead could be. If you are interested in scheduling a time to meet one-on-one, email us at and we will be in touch to set something up!  

save the date!

Plan to join us October 12th for a Hayride and Fall celebration when we will be planting the first trees for our new orchard. They will start to bear fruit in just a couple of years, and once they mature will produce 200-300lbs each growing season! Darren Matheson, who lives in the neighborhood, is coordinating a team that will help care for our trees and will dream together about planting garden beds next season — if you are interested in helping out or learning more, let us know and we'll get you connected!