What is the heart of creation care ministry? Vision? Action? Passion? Hope? What do we want for the churches that host and support it? What blesses them? What do we need from those churches? What would bless the ministry? What is the heart of this ministry that needs fed from the fire of faith and the grace of church’s sacrament? If we miss this mark, we set ourselves up for frustration, burnout, and irrelevance. If we hit this mark, we are inviting the church into the very heart of its life. We are offering it healing and wholeness, as well as a ministry in the world.
In this workshop, The Rev. Jerry Cappel will lead a conversation exploring these questions and their implications for an effective and sustaining ministry of creation care in the church. During the workshop, we will consider the roles of imagination, theology, gospel, priesthood, worship, prayer, and the work of repair with God for all creation.
Jerry Cappel, Diocese of Kentucky