Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems

(Eco-Justice Series Program Three)


How can we protect our oceans and waterways?

Water is central both to our Christian theology and to our survival. Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems guides small groups in discerning how they can better care for the earth’s waters, as well as the creatures and communities who live in and around them.

Program Overview

In the context of community, participants explore their relationships with water, in both the Christian Scriptures and their daily lives. Participants can expect to leave Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems better equipped to restore the health of our oceans, waterways, and ecosystems through advocacy, grassroots organizing, and daily decision-making.

Program Goals

Goals for Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems include:


Two volunteer facilitators are needed for Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems. JustFaith Ministries provides strong facilitation support.


Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems consists of eight 2-hour sessions and an immersion experience.


There are three books used in Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems – available through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore.

Program Promotion

Need help inviting people to your small group? This program promotion kit contains sample social media posts, bulletin announcements, email invitations, and more. Click below to download the promotion kit.


The registration fee for Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems is $250 plus books/resources for participants. If you would like your participants to pay their own registration fee, please reach out to Susan Chapman at [email protected].


What They’re Saying

JoAnn Braegelman
St. Cloud, MN
“As inhabitants of our beautiful planet, we have lost that important and sacred connection to the earth as it houses and sustains us. I love how these sessions help to reawaken that connection and bring a greater awareness to the issues around the land we rely on for food, the air that we breathe, and the water that sustains all life. Not only do they create a greater awareness of the effects of climate change, they also encourage spiritual growth and challenge our complacency. By bringing to light the deeply connected justice issues around climate change such as migration, poverty, food insecurity and health concerns of those living on the margins, participants are challenged to explore their own responses and advocate for more sustainable ways of living both locally and globally. This is a great series and I would encourage everyone to participate!”
Gabrielle Poli
Pilot Group
“ Sacred Water inspired me to see the protection of our watersheds as a spiritual practice. The contemplative aspects of the class allowed me to confront difficult environmental issues out of compassion, rather than from a place of fear. This workshop integrates social justice, faith, science, and the importance of community as tools for healing our earth. I learned so much from my group members, discovering new ways to advocate for our watersheds and the people who depend on them.”
Celeste Maris
Olympia, WA
“Daily I am challenged to consider how my actions and purchases impact our earth and my neighbors. The Sacred Land, Sacred Air, and Sacred Water programs have helped me, as I advocate for change. Using the knowledge and resources from these modules and from fellow participants, I can send more-informed letters to my local, state, and federal politicians and agencies for environmentally sound actions and decisions.”

Register Your Group

Program Registration


Program Includes:

  • Comprehensive materials and session guides
  • Facilitation guidance
  • Retreat and Immersion guidance
  • Adaptations for virtual groups
  • Direct access to program staff for support
  • If you would like your participants to pay their own registration fee, please reach out to Susan Chapman at [email protected].

Books & Resources
for Group Participants

Participant books/resources are sold separately through our JustFaith Ministries Bookstore. The cost for the books used in Sacred Water: Oceans and Ecosystems is approximately $49/person. Note that there may be a small additional fee for an occasional video purchase.

In order to save shipping and the environment, JustFaith Ministries ships books to groups (not to individuals).

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