Mission, Vision & Values


Holden Village cultivates a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.


Growing from the love of Christ, Holden Village is a courageous community that welcomes all people into the wilderness to form and renew their relationships with God, the earth, and each other. 


Holden is a gift and an invitation to build and practice community both within the Village and in the greater world.

We value …

  • our place in the wilderness that nurtures spiritual, emotional, and physical growth
  • our Lutheran roots, which strengthen us to face the world with faith and good courage
  • community-building, through hospitality, dialogue, justice, liturgy, humor, solace, and wholeness
  • our rhythms of Village life

We commit to be…

  • a community in which daily life is meaningful
  • a community that embraces the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional aspects of faith
  • a community where questions are valued and encouraged
  • a community that lives out its mission with joy, participating in the gracious love of God.