Creation Care FAQs
What is the purpose of the Creation Care Community?
The Creation Care Community of Asbury Seminary encourages students, faculty and staff to participate in lifestyles that care for God’s creation. Together we are reclaiming God’s call and learning how to better steward God’s gift through opportunities such as a community garden, lunch forums, events with national speakers, and covenant groups.
How do I become a part of this community?
Fill out a contact card by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I know what level of participation I am committing to?
- General participation is for those who want to participate in the community garden and attend lunch forums and other activities sponsored by the Creation Care Community. Check the box on your contact card that indicates you would like to join the Creation Care Community. Being a part of the community keeps you apprised of events, allowing you to pick and choose what to attend.
- Covenant participation is for those who desire a deeper formational experience in a group context. Those involved in covenant groups will have the same opportunities to be involved in the garden, monthly lunch forums, etc. To join a covenant group, check the box on your contact card indicating you need help finding a covenant group or that you are already in a covenant group.
What are covenant groups?
The purpose of Covenant Groups is to join together for learning, modeling, formation and teaching. Using the Blessed Earth film series and supporting workbooks “Hope for Creation” and “Hope for Humanity,” covenant groups study biblical sustainability principles at monthly fellowship times. Conversations arising from the group experience influence how members will want to model what they are learning. A natural outcome of the monthly sessions is a formational interaction that shapes each participant.
What are the covenant group commitment expectations?
Covenant group participants meet monthly to learn from the Blessed Earth film series, attend CCC lunch forums and experiment with sustainability practices. Some examples include using clotheslines for drying laundry, planting gardens for beautification and/or produce, using energy efficient light bulbs, recycling, etc.
How do I join a covenant group?
Do I have to be a part of a covenant group to be a part of the Creation Care Community?
No. Covenant groups are for those who are interested in a deeper formational experience of learning about and living out biblical understandings of care for God’s creation. You may be involved in CCC as a general participant.
Kasey Tinsley, Creation Care Community Coordinator