Care of Creation Workshops
The Center for the Care of Creation at Concordia Seminary is now offering to conduct a seminar/workshop at your congregation or circuit to explores a theology of creation with a special emphasis on our place and role within creation.
In order to help people and congregations better see how creation fits within the Christian story and how they fit within creation, a half-day or full day workshop will be held in local congregations. These will be tailored to the needs and context of each local congregation and community. The workshop will explore how we tell the Christian story and its implications for what we value and how we live on earth. It will also include ideas for incorporating creation care into the lives of individuals and congregations.
The workshop will provide various resources for developing a richer and more robust view of our life within creation. The congregation could then embark upon a more extended study through the Center’s Bible studies, sermons series, etc., as well as apply for a grant to develop a creation care project.
Congregations (or circuits) are invited to host a seminar. These will then be scheduled and planned in coordination with Dr. Arand’s schedule. Seminars can be tailored to extend from four hours to six hours on a Saturday, Sunday afternoon, or a weekend retreat. If the workshop is hosted on a Saturday, Dr. Arand is also available to stay and lead a Bible study and/or preach on Sunday morning.
A grant from the InFatih Community Foundation covers Dr. Arand’s travel and lodging costs. The host congregation would be responsible for locals costs connected to refreshments/food and facility expenses, if they apply.
A minimum of 25 participants in the workshop is preferred but not required.
A Follow-Up Grant Opportunity
As a follow-up to the workshop, those who host a workshop may apply for a grant of $2000.00 as seed money for developing a project within the congregation and community.
For more details, please contact Dr. Arand at [email protected].
David Groth March 4, 2015
Hi Dr. Arand,
We would consider it a wonderful opportunity if you were to present such a workshop at Good Shepherd in Watertown, WI. I envision opening it up to the community of Watertown, but also to the South Wisconsin District. I’m thinking some time during the winter of 2016. (On nice Spring or Summer days, Wisconsin people feel cooped up if they are inside.)
Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
Don Stults March 4, 2015
We are trying to do a creation seminar this fall in connection with our run up to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It would be great to have you come out to Colorado. We had a bad fire here last summer and we could use some good theological reflection.
Jason September 13, 2016
This looks like a great opportunity and I think would be of interest to our community here. I like to learn more about it. I know Dr. Arand is a fabulous teacher. Please contact me so we can discuss options.