Means of Grace: Green Spaces in Ministry, Part 2

April 27, 2021

Green Spaces in Ministry, Part 2 - Episode No. 59

This edition of the Means of Grace podcast is a three-part series highlighting four ministries in Western North Carolina who are using green spaces in ministry. These ministries meet people where they are and invite them to something new – an orchard, a story walk, a worship service, exercise, a meal. Part 2 features "The Kevins" – Kevin Miller and Kevin Bates – who are starting a new outdoor faith community in the Swannanoa Valley called Way in the Wilderness: A Church Without Walls. 

These episodes are airing on the Tuesdays surrounding Earth Day as a way for leaders to consider how they might connect the earth and its Creator with the lives of people in their community.  One of the many blessings of living in North Carolina is access to beautiful spaces and God’s earth. These podcasts encourage you to think about your own outdoor space – it doesn’t take much – and how it can be used in ministry.  Listen to Part 1, featuring The Village Green in Cashiers and G.I.F.T Aquaponics & Shepherds Garden in Wingate. Part 3 airs next Tuesday, May 4th.

Show Notes - Episode No. 59

Earth Day Sunday - CREATION JUSTICE MINISTRIES                
Worship resources for Earth Day 2021 - Global Ministries (
Caretakers of God's Creation ( – United Methodist Creation Care
Creation Care ( – Creation Care in the United Methodist Social Principles
Climate • GBCS ( – General Board of Church and Society resources – United Methodist Women resources (search “creation”)

Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith by Fred Bahnson (
Soil and Sacrament: A Spiritual Memoir of Food and Faith: Bahnson, Fred: 9781451663303: Books
About Us – Watershed Discipleship
Watershed Discipleship: Reinhabiting Bioregional Faith and Practice: Myers, Ched, Nadeau, Denise M.: 9781498280761: Books
Koinonia Farm in Georgia: Home - Koinonia Farm

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