Does God care how we farm?
Can following Jesus involve gardening?
Could agriculture help us more effectively minister to the needs of others?
Come find out at the 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference in Gadsden, Alabama!
Join other Christian farmers, gardeners, and agrarians from around the country and world as we seek to learn how to better express our love for Jesus through the way we tend the land. The goal of this conference is to encourage, challenge, inspire, and equip followers of Jesus to impact our communities and nation through agriculture.
At the Redeeming the Dirt Conference we will seek to:
1. Encourage Christian farmers to recognize how faithful stewardship of the land can be part of making disciples of Jesus Christ and glorifying God.
2. Encourage those in Christian ministry to consider the power of modeling the Gospel and helping the poor through Jesus-centered agriculture.
3. Provide practical training and tools for more productive, sustainable, and beautiful gardens and farms!
Joel Salatin: Farmer, Author, Speaker. Come hear well known Christian farmer Joel Salatin share about his new book, “The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs: Respecting and Caring for All God’s Creation”. Discover the amazing productivity of production models that honor God’s design during Mr. Joel’s entertaining outdoor workshops. Learn more here.
Brian Oldreive: Founder of Foundations for Farming. Hear from this amazing man whose incredible farming practices and heart for the poor have helped thousands all over Africa feed themselves and come out of poverty! Be challenged by his amazing testimony that ranges from being an award winning farmer and manager of the second largest farm in Africa to losing everything he owned twice and pouring out his life for the poorest of the poor to show them the love of Jesus. Learn more.
Noah Sanders: Farmer, Author. I will be at the conference to share about my farming story and how God is teaching us to do everything to the Glory of God! Hear practical stories about learning how to run a farm, raise a family, and serve those around us. Learn more.
Save the Date! October 7th and 8th are the dates of the 2016 Redeeming the Dirt Conference.
Where is the Conference? The conference will be held at Meadowbrook Baptist Church in Gadsden, Alabama.
Learn More at the In-Depth Training! An optional in-depth training for those interested in being equipped as trainers in Christ-centered agriculture will be held on the 9th-11th at the Rora Valley Farms Training Station in Goodwater, Alabama.
Eat Lunch with Joel Salatin! You can also register for a special fund-raising lunch with Joel Salatin to help with the I Was Hungry Campaign for helping the poor come out of poverty. Just choose this option during registration.
We hope you will be able to join us for this exciting event!
-The importance of agriculture in the Kingdom of God
-The impact a Christian worldview has on agriculture.
-How we can use agriculture to minister to others, both physically and spiritually.
-How God is using Christ-centered agriculture in Africa to change people’s lives, and how He can do the same in the United States.
-Examples of simple, proven agricultural methods that honor God’s design in Creation. What you will do:
-Fellowship with other people from around the country and world who are passionate about Jesus and tending His land.
-Practice putting in a small garden plot without expensive machinery!
-Build a compost pile that produces a low-cost, quality, all-natural fertilizer
-Pray for and receive prayer from other farmers.
-Come up with an action plan for how you will use agriculture to impact your community.