Video-based Adult Christian Study Curriculum
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Long before there were synagogues, churches or even the Bible, God made God’s self known through the creation. The Scriptures are packed full of examples of people coming to understand God through the fig tree, the sparrow, violent storms, and of course Living Waters. The Celts even name two books of Divine revelation — the Scriptures and the Book of Nature.
Today, we live largely separate and disconnected from the earth and its ecological processes, and yet this knowing of God in and through God’s creation is still embedded deep within us. We experience it in a sunrise or a sunset, an awe-inspiring mountain range or a gentle stream. And we grieve together for the role we have played in the precarious state of the creation today.
This seven-week study is meant to awaken this visceral knowing of the Creator through the creation, reconnect us with the sacred landscapes we call home, encourage us to provide space and time for spiritual reflection in nature, and to live in greater harmony with the God’s earth. Nature — Our First Way of Knowing God includes videos, discussion questions, and a suggested spiritual practice in nature — Try This — for each week that can be done either individually or as a group. The study also encourages participants to examine and transform their own lifestyles to help bring health and wholeness to God’s beloved creation.
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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to send DVD orders or spiral-bound guides. Downloads and PDFs are still available.
To provide churches an alternative to in-person study groups during this time of social distancing, learn how to use the download versions for remote learning with our How-To Guide For Online Studies.