Creation Care: Two Models from Dallas/Fort Worth

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Creation Care: Two Models from Dallas/Fort Worth

May 1 @ 2:00 pm


Webinar with Claire Howell, Founder and Director of Creation Care at Disciple City Church & Reverend Mel Callaway, Creation Care Ministry at Grace Avenue United Methodist Church.

We know access to food, nature, and resources is a limiting factor for many people, including children. This webinar will focus on the stories of two faith-based Creation Care ministries who desire to use their land and resources for hands-on learning and equipping community members with the provision of tangible outcomes to meet community wide needs. Some of the largest landowners in a community, especially in urban areas, are faith-based and/or community-based groups. This webinar will go through grass roots visions, planning, and execution for practical, tangible, and community led adoption.

The first presentation is from a small non-denominational Bible church whose mission is hyper-local discipleship in Dallas. A small volunteer pool, potentially contaminated soil, air, and water, and high solicitation rates mean stakeholder engagement is very hard and slow to build. The second group is a larger United Methodist church, which has a lot more resources and organizational backing. Their strengths lie in larger food production for a local food pantry and lunches for students when they are not in school. Both groups bring local families and communities into the garden for classes and relationship building.

texLearn from these two creation care ministry models of differing scales to see what might work well in your own community. Participants will come away with answers to the following questions: 1) What is Creation Care? 2) How can I find this in my local community? 3) How can I start our own ministry? 4) How can schools, NGOs, other children’s advocacy/protection/wellness groups partner with local faith-based groups or landowners?