A BEAUTIFUL WORLD

because everyone depends upon the earth
Since the start of the Industrial Revolution the global population has exploded, along with the intensity of our demand upon the earth’s resources. We have now reached a point at which the environmental systems on which life depends are being pushed to breaking point by humankind.  The climate is changing, the oceans are acidifying and biodiversity is declining. Our “Beautiful World” campaign calls Christians to recover a God centred valuing of creation, to take measures to lighten our impact on the planet, and to call our governments to take action commensurate with the risk.
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LIVE

Rediscover the beauty of the earth & its creatures because they are loved by God; their value as the handiwork of God; and our sacred trust to steward the planet.
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LOVE

Discover ways to lighten your church’s environmental footprint & to include awareness of creation in your worship
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SPEAK

Join us as we call for  stronger action on climate change & for protection of the Great Barrier Reef & the Murray Darling.

This short book explores  God’s relationship to creation and calls us to move out of a human-centred valuing of creation to a God-centred approach.

Use it as a 4 week sermon series guide, a 4 part home group study group, or simply for your own personal growth.

These studies remind us of God’s grace in creation. They pull no punches when it comes to outlining the deep scars we are inflicting on God’s creation. Ultimately, though, they are an inspiring, practical and hope filled call to prayer for action to love God and his creation and to love our global neighbours in a warming world”

Ben Thurley
CEO INF Australia

 

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CREATE AN ECO-FRIENDLY CHURCH

SOLAR PANELS GUIDE

Installing solar panels on your church roof will help reduce your church’s carbon footprint and in many cases will save the church money. A Just Cause and Baptcare (Victoria) partnered to produce a guide for churches seeking to go solar. Our guide will help you identify reputable suppliers and to know the key questions to ask.

CHURCH AUDIT TOOL

There are many simple things your church can do to operate in an environmentally friendly way. We recommend using this audit tool from UK based GREEN Christian.

FIVE LEAF ECO-AWARDS

The Five Leaf Eco Award system is an ecumenical program for Australia churches that enables a church to incorporate holistic action for the environment in its buildings, worship, congregation, outreach and community leadership.

SEASONS OF CREATION

Set aside a time each year for your church to celebrate the “Seasons of Creation”.