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From Couch to Earth Care in Five Steps

April 22, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Presented by Rev. Chad Cooper
Village Church, 6641 Mission, Prairie Village, KS, Room 126

Program Description
A recent worldwide study revealed that 84% of the world’s population identify with some religious group. With concerns about the state of the environment growing, encouraging people of faith to become more involved in protecting the earth is more important than ever. How should individuals and institutions of faith proceed—especially when the issue is so politicized and divisive? How a congregation engages its members is vitally important on how successful they are at making a green significance in the world.

One of the main challenges is that congregations are filled with people that are at different stages when it comes to creation care. Some have never really thought about the connection between faith and environmental care. Others are ready to start working on the systematic issues facing not only local communities but the world as a whole, and still others are at various places in between. The good news is that there are different programs that a congregation can provide to help their members begin to flex their creation care muscles. Come and learn how to go from “couch to earth care in five steps.”

Presenter Biography
Rev. Chad J. Cooper is the Executive Director of Sustainable Sanctuary Coalition (SSC), a leader in engaging the Kansas City faith community in environmental action. Under his leadership, participation in SSC’s programs and events has grown exponentially. With special attention on strategic partnerships, the breadth of SSC’s environmental work continues to grow. Rev. Cooper also serves as a Chaplain in the United States Air Force. During his ministry career, he has served numerous congregations in a variety of positions, including Director of Missions and Outreach as well as Senior Pastor. He is has been married to his wife, Kristin, for over 20 years. They live on a small farm on the outskirts of Kansas City with their 11-year-old son, Kieran, and numerous animal companions, including Raven, their Doberman pinscher.


April 22, 2018
9:30 am - 10:30 am


Village Presbyterian Church
6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66 United States
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