Focusing on three areas of discussion, Lausanne Creation Care Network is hosting Creation Care and the Gospel Conference: Canada/US, July 27 – July 31, 2015.
- God’s Word (theology)
- God’s World (science)
- God’s Work (our response)
In collectively addressing these issues of climate concern, the conference is hoping to extend their creation care ministry to the global Evangelical Christian community. Since a strong creation care movement already exists in the US and Canada, the conference sets its mission to permeate groups that have been less engaged in climate communications. With only 5% of white Evangelical preachers speaking to their congregation about climate change, this is an obvious opportunity for improvement. And improve it will, with the efforts of climate leaders such as yourself!
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This conference is one of a series of events in the Lausanne Creation Care Network’s global creation care campaign. Emerging from the Lausanne Global Consultation on Creation Care and the Gospel held in Jamaica in November 2012, each of these conferences is designed to help participants develop creation care movements in their own countries. (Learn more about the global campaign.)
This conference will follow the basic content outline developed in Jamaica, with one day given to each of three major topics: God’s Word (theology), God’s World (science), God’s Work (our response).
Recognizing that there is already a creation care movement in the both Canada and the United States, but that it has not yet penetrated within the evangelical community to the extent that is needed, this conference will focus not on establishing a movement, since that has already been done, but rather on celebrating that movement and laying groundwork for a more effective outreach to the larger evangelical community in both countries.
Attention will also be given to The Jamaica Call to Action, an important document that came out of the Jamaica Consultation.
Some funding is available for travel grants and scholarships.
Conference attendance is by invitation only. Please contact [email protected] to inquire about participation and for further details.