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Environmental Ministry Emphasis

This curricular emphasis enables Masters students to gain the knowledge and experience to address environmental issues from a theological and a practical perspective in the congregation and other ministry settings. It requires that students work together in a covenant group on projects with LSTC's Green Zone to acquire training for work in the parish or community. Course work, field components and a senior project are other emphasis requirements.

Elective courses may include:

  • Greening the Parish
  • Environmental Public Ministry
  • Environmental Science and Social Policy for Church Leaders
  • Biblical Perspectives on Nature
  • Rural Ministry Immersion
  • The Epic of Creation
  • Bioethics in a Multicultural World

Students may also want to take advantage of courses offered through the Association of Theological Schools (ACTS), events and opportunities offered through the Green Zone, or courses offered at the University of Chicago.

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Here are some courses being offered soon:

Fall 2013
Care of Creation: Ethics, Discipleship, and Justice    100 pm- 400 pm - Thursday  
Perry, Richard   

ACTS course:  SCUPE
S-H 307 Eco-Justice: A Vision for a Sustainable City,  Oct 4-5, 18-19, 25-26 F 100-900, S 900-500 Stockwell

Ministry -420 A  Dust to Dust: Ritual and Theology of Human Earthboundness   100 pm - 400 pm  Thursday,   Stewart, Benjamin 

/B/T-400 A Sr. Interdisciplinary Seminar: Future of Creation 630 pm -930 pm  Monday   Rossing/Woloschak 

ACTS course:NPTS
THEO 6332 Thought of Wendell Berry
 T 630-915

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Field work in this emphasis may include:

  • Urban CPE in Environmental Ministry
  • Ministry in Context project
  • Internship part time in an Environmental Agency
  • Internship project on Environmental Ministry
  • Field placement


Checklist for completing the Environmental Ministry Emphasis

Overview of requirements for the Environmental Ministry Emphasis


Contact Benjamin M. Stewart for more information.

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