Redeeming Creation Conference
We believe that God has entrusted the earth and all that is in it into our hands as stewards. Human beings are to be caretakers of God’s creation, and we are responsible for how it is used or abused.
Unfortunately, we have not done a good job.
Fortunately, God is not done with us, or the rest of creation, yet.
Just as we are redeemed and restored to right relationship with God through the work, blood and grace of Jesus Christ, so we are to join with God in working to redeem all of creation. That is the impetus behind the first ever Redeeming Creation Conference. We want to educate and empower Christians across the globe to be better stewards of God’s creation, and to join God in the work of redemption.
Our keynote speaker is Dr. Jerusha Neal, Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Neal will share with us how to teach, preach and speak on creation from a biblical point of view.
Also speaking is world-renowned Old Testament scholar Dr. Ellen Davis, who will lead a fantastic study on Genesis 1 and 6.
The afternoon schedule includes Jarred White and Michelle Osborne of the Rural Advancement Foundation International, who will share with us the connection between land stewardship and racial justice.
Finally, we will end the day with a panel discussion on the disconnect we often find between faith and science, and how to overcome it.
This online-only conference is open to all, clergy and laity alike. All registrants will receive videos of each session after the conference is over, in case they’re unable to attend all sessions.
Event Date: May 15, 2021
Event Time: 9:00-4:00
Event Location: Virtual, via Zoom
Event Cost: $20.00
Register for Redeeming Creation at this link.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at email@example.com.