God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. -Genesis 1:31 What the Bible says about taking care of the earth. From extreme weather events to oil spills to climate change, Planet Earth is in the news. What does this mean for Christians and how does it impact the life of faith? Green Church answers these questions in ways both hopeful and engaging. Citing both Scripture and science, Rebekah Simon-Peter weaves together personal stories of Sabbath, gardening, recycling, mentoring, and the power of faith. She challenges us to consider our role in the care of creation and to help steward the earth for future generations. Includes Green Facts, Spotlight on Science and Greening the Church follow up steps. Use as a stand-alone book, small group selection or as part of a church wide campaign. This leader's guide offers everything needed to organize, facilitate, and lead the Green Church study. Each session includes leader preparation, discussion questions, Bible study, individual and group activities, prayers, closings, and followup suggestions. Use the resources for Children and Youth at the same time for a churchwide study. Don't forget to get a copy of 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church, which will show you how to implement a green plan at your church. For a webinar on how to use the Green Church family of products, visit www.webinars.cokesbury.com Be sure to Like Green church at www.Facebook.com/GreenChurch "What a remarkable Book! Green Church is the most direct, attractive, and no-nonsense argument I have yet seen for the holy obligations to Christian greennes. This and its companion volume,7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church, should be 'must reads' for every church in North America." ~ Phillis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why
Rebekah Simon-Peter was raised a Reform Jew and later became a member of the Orthodox Jewish community before a surprise vision of Jesus turned her world upside down. Now the Director of BridgeWorks, a ministry that creates healthy, vibrant churches by building bridges of understanding, she is a United Methodist elder whose experience speaks to spiritual hybrids everywhere. She is the author of the all-ages study Green Church and 7 Simple Steps to Green Your Church. Rebekah makes her home in Casper Wyoming where she lives with her husband Jerry. www.rebekahsimonpeter.com
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