“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy and, after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.” —Wendell Berry
ARE YOU DOING YOUR PART?
In the beginning, God made the Earth and everything in it. And God said it was good, holy, and right. We know God loves people, animals, and nature. We know God is making all things new. We know that we have been tasked with caring for our earth.
Why, then, are Christians historically known for taking part in the destruction of the natural world and for failing to correct the destruction we’ve allowed or willfully caused? It’s time for us to spend a considerable amount of time considering how we can help right these wrongs.
1. Creation Care is indeed a gospel issue within the lordship of Christ.
2. We are faced with a crisis that is pressing, urgent, and that must be resolved in our generation.
Additionally, it emphatically stated that the world is “being devastated by violence against the environment in multiple ways, of which global climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, water stress, and pollution are but a part. Love for God, our neighbors and the wider creation, as well as our passion for justice, compel us to urgent and prophetic ecological responsibility.”
We believe the Gospel is good and is for everyone. The Gospel compels us, among other things, to participate in the conservation and restoration of the earth.
“We agree there is a problem, Nick! How do we move forward?”
There are hundreds of ways we can do this—personally and collectively. Let’s begin by exemplifying what it looks like to care for creation by implementing sustainable and environmental practices in our places of worship. Why? We use these spaces for prayer, singing, teaching, the Eucharist, baptism, meals, outreach, and so much more. Shouldn’t churches model proper creation care for their church members and for their communities?
Allow me to come alongside you to help make this a reality.
LET’S WORK ON SOLUTIONS TOGETHER!
Each partnership may look a little different but here is an example of what our time together could look like:
On Sunday, I’ll attend your weekend service(s). I’ll observe, take notes, and ask lots of questions.
On Monday morning, I’ll lead a workshop for your staff and key leaders.
On Monday afternoon, I’ll conduct one-on-one interviews with your staff and key leaders.
On Tuesday morning, I’ll meet with the team that will implement the forthcoming plan.
One week after I leave, I’ll send you a personalized plan that will include a three-month, six-month, nine-month, and twelve-month roadmap for your church.
Six months after I deliver your plan to you, we’ll do a video call (or an in-person trip if the timing works out) to gauge progress, discuss problem areas, and celebrate your wins!
COST FOR THIS CREATION CARE JOURNEY: $10,000 (plus travel)
WHO AM I & WHY SHOULD WE WORK TOGETHER?
"Nick is a strong critical thinker who is able to look at a situation, process, or organization and quickly see trouble spots and areas of concern that need attention or change. If you're looking for someone to help improve your leadership or organization, Nick's capacity to identify what's wrong and offer viable solutions will serve you well."
— Jeff Vanderstelt / Author & Speaker
"I'd put my reputation on the line to recommend Nick as a consultant to any team/organization, as he has such strong character, energy, creativity, & grit."
— Brent Wilson / Demand Planning Manager at Califia Farms
"If there's a job to get accomplished, Nick will do it. He's a workhorse with some of the best relational skills I know. If you're looking for someone to get the job done, Nick is your man. He understands people so well."
— David Achata / Executive Coach
“Nick is an extraordinary strategist, creator, and communicator. He has a unique skill set that helps bring ideas to life.”
— Jeremy Cowart / Founder of The Purpose Hotel