This workshop provides opportunity for people to meet others from around the world and learn about their ecological setting and the challenges they face. Presenters will summarize “watershed discipleship,” a response to the global ecological crisis that grounds church work and witness in the watersheds we inhabit. Participants will then form small groups for discussion; each group will focus on a different question such as, “What forms of environmental damage are you aware of within your community?” Come prepared to talk about your watershed, or alternately, the area within twenty-five miles (forty km) of your congregation.
Katerina Friesen is an MDiv student in theology and peace studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana, USA, within the St. Joseph River watershed. She is a pastoral intern at St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Jennifer Halteman Schrock is a member of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, MCUSA, Goshen, Indiana. She works with Mennonite Creation Care Network and is the author of an adult curriculum entitled, “Every Creature Singing: Embracing the Good News for Planet Earth.”
(Whole curriculum: http://www.mennocreationcare.org/every-creature-singing)