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Creation is in crisis

by | May 3, 2019 | Earth Care, Training, UMC News

Global Ministries EarthKeepers equips United Methodists in the United States to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their churches and communities and connects them with other United Methodists in creation care.

Is EarthKeepers right for you? Do you…

  • Feel a deep sense of God’s call to care for the environment, recognize the urgency of the environmental crisis, and are ready to take bold action;
  • Need to strengthen your organizing skills and deepen your theological resources to support the development of growth of an environmental project or initiative in your church or community;
  • Want to join a broader community of United Methodists who are engaged in environmental ministries;
  • Have some previous experience with environmental issues and/or ministry?

Cost and Logistics

Training, food and lodging expenses during the training are paid for by Global Ministries.

Participants must pay their own travel expenses to and from the training as well as hotel incidental and parking (if used) expenses during the training. Local participants may commute to training during the day and sleep at home at night.

Commitment

Participants must complete five hours of pre-course work in the month prior to training. They should plan to commit 10 hours/month to their projects for at least six months following the training. Participants may join or be invited to help form a regional or online cohort group following the program.

Training topics include:

  • Eco-theology
  • Anti-racism
  • Strategies for social change
  • United Methodist resources

2019 Trainings

  • August 8-11, 2019 | Philadelphia, PA
  • September 26-29, 2019 | Austin, TX
  • October 24-27, 2019 | Chicago, IL

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