Watch this message from our churchwide leaders and fellow members across the country who recognize the tough, uncomfortable work of being “called out” into the world. It is an empowering 7 minutes – worth the watch for all of us, not just the voting members who will be sitting in the conference rooms.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMVrRrKF2sg]
For those wanting to embolden their sense of calling to Creation Care for All as ministry inside and outside the church – you don’t need to have a resolution ready, join a march, or preach on climate (yet). Start here:
- consider how painful it may be to talk about renewable resources to a family that has been feeding their families with fossil fuel extraction money for generations, use that compassion to move forward together
- listen to stories from areas impacted the most by unsafe drinking water as you consider your facility’s budgets and how you use the assets often taken for granted
- use tools to cast out fear and authentically speak with love on topics that are important to you (see great “How to Talk Climate Change” tips from ecoAmerica’s Blessed Tomorrow)
- be empowered as you recognize the impact we have on one another as part of a global economy and learn together (at any age) how to prayerfully make deliberate decisions every day.