Lausanne Global Classroom, Study 12: The way ahead

Think back to the first video when you wrote down your reasons for watching, and what you were hoping to learn.

What have you learned, and what will you take forward?

23 Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24 and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.

James 1:23-24

Katharine Hayhoe says we are ‘exactly the people’ to do whatever we can to care for creation. Gumisa Ncumisa follows this by saying creation care is about ‘taking charge and being fully responsible’.

As Christians, we affirm Jesus Christ as Lord and we respond to the revelation of His love: the good news of Jesus which extends to all created life.

Wherever we are, we can ask how we will take responsibility for building the kingdom of God on earth. We can ask how we can embody the love of God, and we can choose to accept our invitation to daily dependence on God.

In what ways are you like the man who looks in the mirror and then immediately forgets what he looks like?

Do you feel like you are ‘exactly’ the person to care for creation? Why, or why not?

Do you struggle most with the ‘theology’ or the ‘practice’ of creation care? What can you do to move forward with either or both of these aspects?

Pray, thanking God for what you have learned, commit yourself to loving creation as He does.


  • Author: Rachel Mander and Dave Bookless
  • Publisher: A Rocha International
  • Licensing: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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