Ecological Justice Resource
‘We should care because everything we see is the handiwork of Jesus the Word. A lack of concern for creation reveals a very limited view of Jesus Christ.’ (David Coffey in Joy to the World)
As an Association we want to affirm that we believe God created the world and we should be good stewards of it. This means that we take seriously issues of ecological justice. We believe the church should be an example of how to do things differently.
We are partnering and are involved in BUEN - Baptist Union Environment Network
Climate Sunday resources
Rev'd Carol Soble and Melanie Millington produced resources for a climate Sunday they held at Raglan Baptist Church. As we find ways to think, pray and engage with the climate emergency their resources are kindly shared here
The Earth beneath our feet - table top and discussion activities, a guided reflection, a rewrite of the classic worship song "Father I Place into Your hands", notes for a message from Genesis 6: 9-22, and an activity to formalise personal promise/commitment. Most are Word documents and customisable.
Hope in God’s Future: Christian discipleship in the context of climate change
This is a report on climate change and theology, by the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church Click Here to Read it
Becoming an Eco-Church:
A Rocha UK’s has a free online survey and supporting resources that are designed to equip churches to express your care for God’s world in your worship and teaching; in how you look after your buildings and land; in how you engage with your local community and in global campaigns, and in the personal lifestyles of your congregation.
Together Magazine: Creator God
The summer 2018 edition of the Together Magazine was focused on Creator God and our responsibility for God's world; it is full of articles and stories
The issue of climate change as an example of science challenging Christians, it is our role as Christians to look after Creation - showing a care for the world can act as a form of evangelism.
Revd Dr Dave Gregory, President of Baptist Together 2018-2019 shares about why it is important and what churches can do: