Global Ministries EarthKeepers is a program to train and support United Methodist laity and clergy to address local environmental concerns and the systemic structures that give rise to those concerns. It is a response to the call to practice social and environmental holiness in the Council of Bishops’ 2009 document, “God’s Renewed Creation: A Call to Hope and Action.”
The following individuals from the North Carolina Conference participated in an EarthKeepers training in November 2020:
During their training, the EarthKeepers discussed eco-theology and United Methodist entry points into environmental stewardship. They articulated their senses of calling to this ministry, identified community assets and local environmental concerns, and developed project plans to address those concerns. The training was led by staff from Global Ministries, with resources from other United Methodist agencies.
Global Ministries will commission this cohort of EarthKeepers in an online commissioning service on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Please join via livestream at http://www.umcmission.org or on the Global Ministries Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GlobalMinistries.
The ministry of Global Ministries EarthKeepers is vital to the health of God’s creation. If you would like more information about this program or would like to recommend others, please contact Rev. Jenny Phillips, senior technical advisor for Environmental Sustainability at email@example.com.