2019 Coastal Green Team Summit featuring Dr. Matthew Sleeth
October 19 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm$25
GIPL’s Second Annual Coastal Green Team Summit will be held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Savannah, GA. All Creation Care champions and environmental stewards from congregations across the state are invited to join us for this interfaith celebration featuring inspiring keynote address, educational workshops, and a sustainably-sourced lunch.
Our keynote speaker this year is Dr. Matthew Sleeth, a former atheist and chief of hospital medical staff, turned eco-activist. Together with his wife and two children, he began to bring his lifestyle in line with his values, cutting back on their fossil fuel by two thirds and electricity use by nine tenths. Following a new calling, Dr. Sleeth resigned from his position as chief of the medical staff and director of the ER to teach, preach, and write about faith and the environment throughout the country.
Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s most influential evangelical leaders, he has spoken about the biblical call to be good stewards of the earth at more than one thousand events, campuses, and churches, including the Washington National Cathedral. He is the acclaimed author of Serve God, Save the Planet and the introduction to The Green Bible. Dr. Sleeth will talk about his research, work, and his latest book, Reforesting Faith: What Trees Teach Us About The Nature of God And His Love For Us.
This will be a great opportunity to network with other people of faith committed to our shared work of caring for the Earth. You’ll walk away with best practices for engaging your congregation back home too!
Join with people of faith engaging in bold acts of stewardship and sustainability for all of Creation!
Tickets are $25 for an individual and $75 for a Green Team (of up to 4 people). We encourage you to bring your whole Creation Care/Green Team.