How can Kansas Disciples authentically engage God’s call in the lives of university students? At Ecumenical Campus Ministries (ECM), this looks like caring about the environment.
ECM provides a rigorous hands-on opportunity, every semester, to connect student’s convictions at the ECM Sustainability Retreat. The retreat happens twice per year and supports environmental curiosity
and exploration at various locations including an organic farm in Independence, urban farms in Kansas City, and other locations across Manhattan.
This retreat, generally over a weekend, has an accompanied wholistic curriculum written by ECM leadership during the pandemic. The curriculum focuses on a two-year cycle—with 4 units of progression written by ministers, teachers, scientists, and therapists. It is an unique combination of faith-based and science-based approaches.
Eventually, ECM hopes to offer course credit through the university for our program so students can apply their love for God’s creation in their academic degree programs. This retreat is BELOVED by those who participate, and it is continually evolving.
If you would like to learn more about Eco-Theology or about ECM, please feel free to contact Christian Watkins, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook or Instagram.