Green Chalice Mission Week
Half the team should be adults
and half the team youth grades 6-12
We also accept individual registrations
or partial teams. These will be placed with
other partial teams to make a full team.
July 26-31, 2020
Ecology, Spirituality, and Justice Conference
The Green Chalice experience explores the landscape of our faith as you have never seen it before: through the lens of sustainability, justice, service, and action.
On this week-long journey situated in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, groups will learn about some of the most challenging environmental issues impacting our world today.
Participants will explore complex sustainability challenges and meet churches engaged in environmental/social justice in their own communities. This trip is about listening to stories, seeing impact firsthand and reflecting on how you can champion causes important to you: food & faith, climate, pollution, health, race and reconciliation, and poverty.
Hear dynamic speakers talk about pressing issues facing our society and world today,
Engage the other groups in discussion about how they are turning challenges into opportunities, and
Participate in local hands-on activities with organizations involved in making the world a better place.
And lest we forget you're at camp - we will sing, dance, play, and worship together!
This will be a service learning/mission trip experience that is rooted in your community and culminates in a camp that includes spiritual formation, social justice, creation care and community building. Something like summer camp, mission trip, model UN, and a Ted Talks Conference combined.
Who: Youth (grades 6-12) and adults from the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Teams of 6-12 people (with at least half of whom youth ages 12-18), from churches engaged in creation care and/or social justice work in their community.
Individual youth who register must be accompanied by an adult sponsor (minimum 1:7 ratio)
What: A gathering of inter-generational teams of spiritually grounded leaders. Beyond your workshops there will be play, worship, keynote speakers and experiential learning.
Together you will embark on an 8-step process before the conference that includes:
Finding your passion: What do you love?
Listening to local and global needs: What are the world's greatest needs?
Finding resources: What places, people, or programs can help?
Learning deeply: What can you learn about your topic?
Prayer/discernment: How is God calling you/your group at this time?
Embodying God's grace: Do the work!
Reflection: What were challenges and joys of the project?
Telling the Story: Communicate with others and prepare your workshop.
Why: Grow closer to God and to each other. You may discover a new passion for justice, compassion for others or just a love for traveling across several states in a smelly van!
Meals: Dining Hall
Camp begins: Sunday, 4:00 pm.
Camp ends: Friday, 10:00 am.
Cost: $325 per person before March 15; $375 after March 15. No registration accepted after April 15.
Partial scholarship assistance may be available through the Christmount Scholarship Fund. (One FREE adult sponsor with every 10 registered youth)
Interested? Questions? Contact Scott Hardin-Nieri or Rob Morris.