Global Ministries EarthKeepers Training to be Held in Atlanta in 2018


Global Ministries EarthKeepers Trainings are coming to three US cities in 2018:
Atlanta, GA - May 17-20
Detroit, MI - Sept 27-30
Salt Lake City, UT - Nov 1-4
EarthKeepers equips United Methodist laity and clergy to develop or deepen environmental initiatives in their churches and communities, and it connects them with a broader community of United Methodists who are active in creation care. Training topics will include eco-theology, intersectionality, strategies for social change, and United Methodist resources. Participants will leave the training with a plan to develop a project.

The Atlanta training will take place at Global Ministries Headquarters May 17-20 and will include a component on green buildings and infrastructure. We will meet with Shane Totten, Director of Research + Innovation at Southface, a non-profit organization that promotes sustainable development and green building in the southeastern US. 

 The Detroit training will take place September 27-30 and will include a component on sustainable community development. We will meet with leaders at Cass Community Social Services, an agency that provides food, housing, health services and job programs in green industries.

The Salt Lake City training will take place November 1-4 and will include a component on discussing climate change as it relates to disaster mitigation, relief and recovery. We will meet with Brian Diggs, Associate Director of the UMCOR West Depot, and will visit and volunteer at the Depot.

Application due for the Atlanta training by April 26, for the Detroit training by Sept 6, and for the Salt Lake City training by October 11. Apply today:

More information about the training, cost, commitment and more at: