Serving God, Saving the Planet by J. Matthew Sleeth, formerly the two volumes Hope for Creation and Hope for Humanity, is a video-based learning experience that will broaden the conversation of the dangers of materialism, workaholism, and spiritual bankruptcy—as well as God's endless invitations for us to enjoy what he has created. This twelve-session, video-based study provides simple, everyday ways to focus on stewardship and sustainability according to Scripture.
In Session 1, "Light," you will learn specific ways you can respect light and be aware of your usage of it.
In Session 2, "Water," you will learn why fresh water is such a precious commodity and ways it is taken for granted.
In Session 3, "Soil," you will look at places in Scripture that reference trees and learn ways you can take care of them and tend to the vegetation around you.
In Session 4, "Heavens," you will gain a new appreciation for the stars and learn about the problem of light pollution and what can be done about it.
In Session 5, "Animals," you will discover four ways you can care for animals and learn from Scripture that when you take care of animals, it pleases God.
In Session 6, "Humanity," you will learn practical ways you can take care of the earth that God has given you to live in.
In Session 7, "Rest," you will learn what it means to truly rest and disconnect from all the world has to offer.
In Session 8, "Work," you will find ways you can make your work tasks greener and create a ripple effect in your workplace.
In Session 9, "Give," you will learn that a lack of generosity keeps you from God and imitating him means living generously.
In Session 10, "Share," you will learn what church should really look like and how a church can foster a sharing atmosphere.
In Session 11, "Teach," you will learn that the best way to teach others how to care for the earth is by example.
In Session 12, "Hope," you will learn that you are the hands and feet of God at work in the world and this gives hope to others that people still care.
A special introduction to this series for leaders.