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IBTS

Eco-Crisis and the Gospel

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This course will explore how Christians can respond to the current multiple ecological crises, no matter who and where they are. You will acquire biblical, theological, and ecological resources for reshaping your understanding of discipleship and attend to concrete practices that may bear witness to Jesus Christ and form lives properly aligned with God’s redemption of creation.

As part of the IBTS Learning Network, this course seeks to serve the churches, organisations, and people of the European Baptist Federation, BMS World Mission and Canadian Baptist Ministries.

“The earth on which we live groans more and more in the midst of the multiple ecological crises that dishonour the Creator and threaten life on Earth. How can we as God’s people respond with faithful witness in word and deed? How can we learn to discover again the creation as God’s good gift?”

The primary aims of the course are

Developing a biblical, theological vision for living repentantly, humbly, joyfully, and wisely in God’s good world.

Learning to communicate the dimensions and interconnections of the world we live in and a biblically grounded call to action in the midst of those crises.

Learning to bear witness to the good news of Jesus Christ for all creation, even in a time of changing climate and multiple crises, and contribute to the church’s witness.

Developing habits and virtues of faithfulness, such as lament, humility, simplicity, meekness, and hope, that join God’s call to repentance in word and deed, and call others to those same habits.

Discern how best to integrate all of the above into the unfolding vocation to which each participant is called.

Eco-Crisis and the Gospel

A 10-week online course which requires 3-5 hours of work per week.

Fully online, facilitated course, with a virtual meeting every week.

The course will start on the 3 October with an induction followed by Zoom meetings on 9 October, 16 October, 23 October, 6 November, 13 November, 20 November, 27 November, 4 December and 11 December. The Zoom meetings will always start at 19:00 (CET), and will take approximately 1 hour.

Small groups of 10-20 participants.

The primary language will be English.

Online tools are available for the people who are trained by the trainers, available in English and translatable into different languages.

The course is recognised by IBTS and EBF and is at pre-degree level.

Facilitators

Laura Lee Lovering

Creation Stewardship Coordinator for BMS, environmental specialist based in Peru.

Kylah Lohnes

Canadian Baptist Ministries

Dave Gregory

Jasmine Kwong

Ben Richards

Paleoclimatologist and co-founder of YWAM’s Creation Care Hub based in Scotland.

Useful Information

Applications

For further information please email anna@ibts.euhere.

Costs

Tuition fee: 150 euros Limited scholarships are available.

Starting Date

Starts on 3rd October 2024

Useful Information

Applications

For further information please email anna@ibts.euhere.

Costs

Tuition fee: 150 euros

Limited scholarships are available.

Starting Date

Starts on 3rd October 2024

Eco-Crisis and the Gospel

Apply Now