Growing Together is a free program, toolkit, and community building resource, designed for the church. Together, we engage congregations in faith-based conversations for practical applications of environmental healing and justice, in church and home contexts.
Developed alongside advisors at Yale’s Forum on Religion and Ecology and Oxford University’s Laudato Si’ Institute, the Growing Together Program connects the dots between faith, science, and creation care. This program is free for churches and welcomes people from all parts of the Christian family.
Bridge Creation Care to the Church’s mission of equity, justice, and love, to restore relationships with God, neighbor, and all of creation.
Map theology & science of creation care
Model heart-led conversations about faith, justice & care of creation
Mobilize actionable steps supported by ongoing community, tools & resources
Each session (60 minutes) will be focused on a particular topic featuring leading theologians, scientists, and community organizers, followed by inspiring stories, facilitated small group discussion, and tools for practical implementation.
Connection: Time for connecting and sharing stories.
Inspiration: Be inspired by churches and organizations living out creation care ministry well.
Education: Ground creation care in Christian theology and science. Learn from leading faith leaders, scientists,and community organizers.
Conversation: Engage in heart-led, facilitated dialogue about restoring faith, justice, and creation.
Implementation: Receive resources and customizable step-by step guides for taking the next steps in your congregation. You will also receive community support in each step of the journey!
Church leaders and congregation members (clergy and lay members) who are:
The video above is a 25 min recording of our information meeting held on November 20, 2020. It was followed by a question and answer session which can be found here: Growing Together Pilot Q & A.
Growing Together - Program Overview 2:03
Growing Together - Inspiration 2:03
Growing Together - Advisors 5:37
Growing Together - Description & Goals 7:28
Growing Together - Curriculum Overview 10:13
Pilot - Session Topics 16:16
Pilot - How it Works / What to Expect 17:30
Pilot - Sample Session 19:15
Pilot - Dates, Times, Free 22:30
Pilot - Who is this for? 24:01
Pilot - Next Steps 25:39
This program is free for all.
5 Sessions, 1 Session per Month, Jan – May 2021