The LTS Green Task Force (GTF) is collecting stories of the fruit produced in congregations and ministries as part of the impact of GTF on theological education. Stories may be about sermon series, gleaning ministries, community gardens, greening practices, greening mission, etc. Some of these stories about what congregations are doing will be celebrated via email and social media around Earth Day (April 22).

All stories submitted will make their congregation/ministry site eligible to win a tree! The GTF will randomly choose from all the entries at their April meeting and award the winner their choice of tree (from several options native to their area). This tree will be delivered to them (via the Arbor Day Foundation) at the appropriate time of year for planting.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 31, 2023. For any questions, please contact Clayton Summers at

The Green Task Force is an environmental coalition made up of faculty, staff, administration, students, and alumni of Lexington Theological Seminary. The team enables the institution to fulfill its mission of “preparing faithful leaders for the church and strengthening the church’s participation in God’s mission for the world” specifically by attending to the ecological justice issues that affect ministry and God’s Creation. The group focuses on both short-term and long-range goals for helping LTS bring healing and wholeness to Creation and God’s people. These goals include working with LTS constituencies in the areas of academic curriculum, worship, building and grounds, community life, public ministry, and financial investments, in order to “green” the Seminary and holistically participate in God’s restoration of our planet.

Please submit your story here.