Many churches have begun holding outdoor worship services, whether as an intentional engagement with creation or a continuing practice from the initial response to the COVID pandemic. If this is a practice you are engaging with, the Faraday Institute has cultivated a list of resources to help you.
Does your congregation have questions for a scientist? Perhaps your church doesn’t have an expert in the congregation or perhaps you want to dive deeper into a particular area of study. Skype a Scientist can be a great resource for you!
With roots dating back to the 16th century, the Vatican Observatory has participated in astronomical research for several centuries as they seek to advance the scientific understanding of our universe. Beyond their scientific research, the Observatory is a leader in public outreach.
Faraday Churches, has gathered all of their small group resources in a single location allowing you to assess their value for your context.
Established in 2010, Green the Church works at the intersection of environmental justice and the black church. They seek to amplify green theology, to promote sustainable practices for congregations and congregants, and to support and leverage the collective power of member churches for change.
What types of people live near my congregation? Which religious traditions are present in my community? Where can I find data on Americans’ religious behaviors? How does my congregation compare to others in the United States?