Eco-Justice Ministries
   Eco-Justice: "the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth"

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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
ReNew: The Green VBS

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Short Description:   Grounded in Jesus´ Parable of the Sower, ReNew: The Green VBS brings together the Bible and environmental stewardship.
Long Description:   ReNew: The Green VBS brings together the Bible and environmental stewardship. From tiny towns to huge cities, kids grow in faith as they play, learn, sing, and work toward renewing their congregations and communities. By serving in the community and inviting the community into church, kids demonstrate that being green can be easy, faithful, and fun. Although current threats to our environment can seem scary, ReNew is about hope, opportunity, and service. Kids and congregations lead the way as stewards of the earth.
Reviewed by:   Melinda Campbell, religious educator, Denver, Colorado

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Publisher:   Sparkhouse
Publication date:   2010 Website for this resource:
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
Address Sparkhouse
2800 Lyndale Ave South
Minneapolis, MN   55408  
Phone 800-328-4648   877.702.5551 Fax  
Website E-mail  
Price Starter Kit -- $149.99, Kid packs -- $3.90  Order # ED014675 for starter pack 

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels  Preschool     Primary    Jr. High    Sr. High    Adult
NOTE: Our reviewer may have checked a wider age range than specified in the curriculum itself.
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 5 class sessions each lasting about 2.5 hours
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 using these materials, or even just one session from them, a reasonable, coherent and self-contained class can be offered in a single session of about an hour.
 using these materials, a class can be offered that runs for at least two sessions.
Target audience:
 Interfaith - addressed people of many faiths
 Judeo-Christian - addressed to Jews & Christians
 Christian - addressed explicitly to Christians
 Not explicity faith-based - not much religious content
Note: The reviewer says that this curriculum is especially appropriate for members of the denomination or agency that developed it (dist by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America). For example, it may explore a denominational policy statement. The reviewer also believes that it is possible for groups outside that tradition to make good use these materials.

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