Leading into the World

Leading into the World

by Paul Galbreath

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Overview

The call to care for creation is a central part of our discipleship as followers of Jesus Christ. However, language and imagery of the earth is often absent in our worship services. This book helps reconnect our commitment to creation care with our life of discipleship. The process includes helping congregational members name ways that they are involved in caring for creation and encouraging them to see ways that these practices are related to Christian faith, and in doing so, nurturing the life of our communities while fostering our identity as those who care for the earth.
Central to the process of reconnecting holy discipleship with earth stewardship is the development and rediscovery of biblical imagery and language that will support our care of creation and shape our prayers. As our actions are more closely connected to the language of our prayers, praying and acting will inform and enrich each other. This book also includes custom liturgies that highlight earth care, prayerfully prepared for the major festivals of the church year.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781566997195
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/24/2014
Series: Vital Worship, Healthy Congregations Series
Pages: 132
Sales rank: 699,276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Paul Galbreath is professor of worship and preaching at Union Presbyterian Seminary. As an ordained Presbyterian teaching elder, Galbreath has served congregations in Clatskanie, Woodburn, and Warrenton, Oregon as well as in Tacoma, Washington. He has also written Leading from the Table and Leading through the Water.

Table of Contents

Contents
Foreword
Preface
1. Reconnecting to the Earth
Liturgical Resources: Advent
2. Seeing Our Place in the World
Liturgical Resources: Christmas
3. Meals, Values, and the Earth
Liturgical Resources: Epiphany
4. A Baptismal Way of Life
Liturgical Resources: Lent
5. Praying with the Earth
Liturgical Resources: Easter
6. Worship beyond the Walls
Liturgical Resources: Pentecost
7. The Earth as Home
Liturgical Resources: Ordinary Time
Notes

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