Rooted and Grounded:
A Conference on Land and Christian Discipleship
October 14-16, 2021
A people’s identity is intertwined with the land – soil, water, plants, animals and seasons. The geography of home-place generates meaning and spiritual connection to Creator-God. Our relationship with land has been – and is – repeatedly broken by empires, doctrinal systems, climate change, and injustices like forced migration. When generative ties to the land are severed, the vitality of our psyche and soul diminishes.
This year, Rooted & Grounded will be a gathering where we contribute to the work of forming regenerative connections, essential for the reorientation of our beings and communities. Working with the gifts of imagination – theologically and socially – will yield a vision and course of actions towards healing and renewal.
What to expect
The three days will weave together worship, theology, biblical study and praxis. In addition to keynote presentations, papers and workshops, participants will join in several worship services. An afternoon of immersion experiences will give participants opportunities to explore conservation and restoration efforts in the region. Download a draft of the schedule (PDF).
The AMBS campus, with areas of native grass and wildflowers, rain gardens, a prayer labyrinth and a walking path, will provide opportunities for learning, recreation and meditation.
Learn more about past gatherings
Registration opens May 1, 2021. Rates include lunches.
Regular rates: $110 entire conference; $40 for Thursday or Friday; $30 for Saturday only;
Student rates: $35 entire conference; $15 for Thursday or Friday only; $5 for Saturday only.
If three or more undergraduate students register from the same college or university, their registration is free.
For more information, email [email protected]