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].