THE FARM

THE EXCHANGE

THE ORCHARD

Create a pasture and mini farm operation by enclosing acreage on the ALIVE property.

Create a donation based exchange by enclosing the picnic shelter, featuring local artisans, offering jobs and creating volunteer opportunities.

Create a garden space and orchard on the ALIVE property.

FOUNDATION

“All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God: You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country. The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks. Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed. You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.”
– Deuteronomy 28:2-6

 


VISION

The ALIVE Mercantile is a bold initiative stirred by the call to be faithful and intentional with the resources God has given ALIVE.

ALIVE is dedicated to reaching Spiritually Hungry People and connecting them to a Personal Relationship with Jesus and an Active Role in Christian Community.

 

  • Offering new opportunities and environments for people to bump into Jesus.
  • Offering new opportunities to people who normally would never set foot in a church building may find their way to ALIVE through the ministry of the ALIVE Mercantile.
  • Offering new opportunities for service and profitability, enabling ALIVE to meet the needs of our local communities.
  • Offering new opportunities to utilize uncultivated and underdeveloped resources that God has entrusted to us.

 


ASSET BASED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Asks: What do we have? Who is in our circle? What can we produce?  How can we leverage everything for impact?

ABCD says: “We have unused, uncultivated, underdeveloped resources to answer unmet needs.” This is as opposed to a needs-based approach. This means people are seen as producers, contributors, partners, and clients (as opposed to needy, donors, victims).