Education » Outdoor Ministries

crowd of people in a church service in an outdoor chapelHow does LRC support Outdoor Ministries?

Lutherans Restoring Creation supports Outdoor Ministries in three key ways:

  1. To offer stories and reports about ELCA camps and retreat centers care for Earth (see below!).
  2. To provide resources to foster a comprehensive approach to care for creation.
    — In the programs and activities for participants
    — In the treatment of your buildings and grounds as model for creation-care.
  3. To promote networking among the ELCA outdoor ministry sites.
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Native Land Acknowledgment: Processes to Heal, Steps to Restore

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Russ Senti

Russ Senti

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a split zoom screen with an elderly white man on the left and a middle aged white woman on the right, they are both smiling

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God in Forests: Who is Jesus for Chipmunks?

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Microscopic – Lost in Wonder, Love, and Praise

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Water discipleship tool for Congregations!

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Alex Egertson

Alex Egertson

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Soil & Spirit (VBS from South Minneapolis Day Camp)

Soil & Spirit (VBS from South Minneapolis Day Camp)

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Reflections from The Bible to the Frontlines - Stony Point Retreat Center, August 2019

Reflections from The Bible to the Frontlines – Stony Point Retreat Center, August 2019

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