IFD240 – Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice!
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In the Bible, salvation and creation are intimately connected. From Genesis’ stories of beginnings to Revelation’s vision of the renewing of the earth, the salvation story is set within the context of creation. Yet, at the same time, Mother Earth’s natural features and abundant creatures are suffering from environmental stresses.
How to reconcile the two? The answer lies in practicing biblical stewardship of the earth. Based on the book by the same name, and facilitated by its author, Rebekah Simon-Peter, this two-week course is designed to introduce participants to biblical concepts of stewardship of the earth. And how to integrate them into the life of the believer.
Through this online community, participants will receive support, share insights, and generate creativity to move their communities of faith into becoming a Green Church.
The course will include a project designed to be shared in one’s church or faith community.
Participants will need to purchase a copy of the book Green Church.
This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.
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Rebekah is an ordained United Methodist elder with a degree in Environmental Studies. She worked as an acid rain researcher and volunteer naturalist before receiving her call to ministry. After more than a decade of pastoring churches in Colorado and Wyoming, she is now a sought-after presenter, sharing the “green” gospel with churches, interfaith groups, and community groups. She is the author Green Church: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rejoice! (Abingdon Press) and Seven Simple Steps to Green Your Church (Abingdon Press) as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles. She lives in Rawlins, Wyoming with her husband Jerry and dog Amigo, where she is the director of BridgeWorks, a ministry that specializes in building bridges of understanding.