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The Wild Church Network is here to encourage and support people who are starting Wild Churches.  The Church of the Wild book offers inspiration for those who feel the call from Spirit and Earth herself to create a spiritual community that reconnects us to the rest of the alive and sacred world. 

“This book will be of great use to all who feel a little broken by the world right now—those of a Christian heritage especially, but really everyone yearning to reconnect with something larger. I think the wisest course of action would be to slip it into a knapsack and remove yourself outdoors to read it.”

—Bill McKibben, author of Falter, Eaarth, and The End of Nature

“Victoria Loorz compassionately explores the people and ritual practices that remind us how sacred our planet is, for it is our first and foremost holy scripture. Her deep thinking and grand language offer us a great gift: the chance to renew our spiritual relationship with all of creation through exuberant and ethical engagement.”

—Gary Paul Nabhan, aka Brother Coyote, Franciscan brother and author of Jesus for Farmers and Fishers

A Movement is Emerging...  

From isolation to connection.  

From detachment to immersion.  

From dualism to interBeing.

Popping up all over the land, like wild mushrooms after a spring rain,

Wild Church communities are responding to a call from deep within

to change the way we relate to the natural world, moving 

"from a collection of objects, to a communion of subjects"

Thomas Berry

In this age of mass extinctions, we feel compelled by the love of Christ to invite people into intimate relationship with some of the most vulnerable victims of our destructive culture:  the land, waters, and creatures with whom we share our homes.  

New Wild Churches are emerging all the time, offering invitations to reconnect with the natural world.  As kin.  As sacred.  As beloved co-participants in a larger story of grace and inter-being.   

Wild Church gatherings offer opportunities for contemplation, grief and praise, movement and song, solo wandering and wondering, advocacy, ecological restoration and activism on behalf of and in collaboration with the beloved others in our watersheds.

A larger beloved community.  

Join the Wild Church Network if you

lead or want to lead your community out of buildings

and into deeper relationship with God through nature  

is there a wild church near you?

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The Wild Church Network has been a meeting place, a support system for new and growing wild churches and their leaders since 2016.  We've outgrown our wild seedbed and are ready to thrive in the fields!  Join the Network at this threshold of growth so that we can offer more resources, workshops, webinars and gatherings.


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Every Wild Church reflects the unique gifts of the leader, intention of the community, and particular gifts of the land.  Learning about the movement is not about learning creeds or rules, rather it's about listening to stories.  The diversity of the movement becomes clear as you read through the different types of services, denominations, practices, geography and people behind each Wild Church.

 A sample of wild church communities:

WENDY JANZEN, Burning Bush Forest Church & Wilmot Forest Church in Kichener, Ontario (Mennonite)

VALERIE LUNA SERRELS, Shenandoah Valley Church of the Wild, Harrisonburg Virginia (Celtic)


LEANN BLACKERT, Wild Church BC in Kamloops and Okanagan, British Columbia (United Church of Canada)

STEPHANIE PRICE, The Land, Aurora, Colorado (United Methodist Church)

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