What is the Blessed Earth film series?
Following Jesus is good for the planet. Or should be, at least. This is the radical, yet solidly biblical premise of the Blessed Earth, a transformational new DVD curriculum for groups by Matthew Sleeth, MD.
This two-part film series and guidebook experience for groups is a creative and compelling call for Christians to embrace sustainable living out of love for God, neighbor, and all of creation.
No matter how you structure your time together, I’m sure you will find that the media, visuals, and scripture all work together to enrich the entire experience. I am forever changed because of this study!
Julia Burnett, Centenary UMC (Lexington, KY)
How many sessions?
The Blessed Earth film series is a 12-week DVD/guidebook curriculum. There are six films on two DVDs, Hope for Creation and Hope for Humanity, with guidebooks to accompany each disc. Each week, participants view one of the 12 films, utilizing the accompanying guidebook for group discussion and outside study.
In Part 1—Hope for Creation, Dr. Matthew Sleeth explores his personal salvation experience and desire to follow Jesus in the context of the love story God tells in Genesis 1. In these first six sessions, Dr. Sleeth guides us through each of the created elements—Light, Water, Soil, Heavens, Animals, and Man—and reminds us of our God-given commission to “tend and protect the planet.”
In Part 2—Hope for Humanity, Dr. Matthew Sleeth examines how God’s original command to “tend and protect the planet” extends into the actions and activities of our everyday lives. In these final six sessions, Dr. Sleeth advocates a spiritually and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, focusing on six key actions—Rest, Work, Give, Share, Teach, and Hope. As members of the body of Christ, we serve as the hands and feet of God on the earth.
What are the benefits?
It’s time for us to reclaim our role in God’s creation story and accept with excitement our calling to “save the planet” for the sake of Jesus Christ.
The Blessed Earth film series inspires Christians to see creation care as a truly biblical call, and equips groups with practical steps to take action in their homes, churches and communities.
The time to act is now. By imitating Jesus and following Him wholeheartedly, the church will become the strongest proponent for “saving the planet.” And our care, compassion, and joyful generosity will breathe hope into a world longing for redemption.
How do I order a copy?
You can order the Blessed Earth film series online today! If your church or group is unable to afford the curriculum, we are able to provide a free set of films and guidebooks for your group.