2017 Fall Weekend Institute

“Seeds for an Eco-Reformation”

Awakening Congregational Leadership
for Recovery and Hope


NOVEMBER 3rd – 5th

An Invitation to Recovery and Hope

EcoFaith Recovery invites faith communities throughout the state of Oregon to become engaged in the worldwide Eco-Reformation Initiative. This initiative is a call from prominent theologians and faith leaders to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and be inspired to action in our contemporary context. To support this Eco-Reformation, EcoFaith Recovery is hosting a Weekend Institute this Nov 3-5th. The Institute will be centered on The Practices for Awakening Leadership as a resource for developing leadership and equipping participants to carry out an Eco-Reformation project in their congregation or community.


The Practices for Awakening Leadership provide us with the framework to access the life-giving power of our indwelling God to recover from destructive, unsustainable ways of life. We awaken to our place within the larger ecosystem of God’s beautiful creation. Through The Practices, we reconnect with God’s power at work within and throughout creation and awaken to our capacities to take action with others.


The Weekend Institute is a powerful time of coming together in story telling, song, spiritual grounding, and sabbath (to name a few). Participants will learn about and engage with spiritual grounding, relational practices, telling our stories, rhythms of engagement, mentoring and mutual-mentoring, and conscious leadership development. Participants will also learn about the Portland Just Energy Transition and how to engage with this city-wide, faith-based initiative. All of this will be infused with the spirit of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation as we now look to the call for Eco-Reformation in our current time and place. Watch a video of the last Weekend Institute HERE.

We invite you to join the movement, be a part of this sustainably-minded culture, and kick-start yourself and your community into meaningful action.


REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 23RD. Register now to receive the discounted price. Learn more.


Seeds for an Eco-Reformation Grants Available

The first ten participants (of any denomination) to register for the Weekend Institute will have over 50% of the cost covered. In addition, our first congregational grant has been provided by the Bishop of the ELCA Oregon Synod, which covers the entire cost of the “Seeds for an Eco-Reformation” program for four ELCA congregation teams. Learn more HERE.


TEAM GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE DUE. Send in your application now to be considered. Learn more.


Learn More about the Institute

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About EcoFaith Recovery

EcoFaith Recovery is a faith-based leadership development effort grounded near the confluence of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers and reaching out to other parts of the Pacific Northwest for the purpose of revitalizing congregational ministries to participate in the healing of creation. Rooted at that confluence, EcoFaith Recovery is fed by the deep waters of the Christian faith tradition, the environmental and eco-justice movements, and the 12-step recovery movement.

Together, our eyes are opening to the enormity of the ecological-economic-spiritual crisis before us. As we wake up, we are discovering that we are part of a much greater spiritual awakening – an awakening that allows us not only to see into the depth of the crisis, but also to commit ourselves to be a source of inspiration and healing within this crisis.