ECO5100EN - Ecomissiology and Ecological Mission

Course description

This course defines ecotheology, ecomissiology and describes a biblical theological outline. Students will be able to summarise key concepts including the Anthropocene, climate change, and sustainablity. They will be able to articulate a biblical theology of ecomission and list practical examples.

How this course benefits students

Christian mission is does not mean simply 'saving souls' but reconcilling humans to God, to each other and to the non-human creation. In order to engage in mission in a time of rapid changes to the Earth, students require a biblical theology of ecomission and creative ways of engaging with it.

Why this course is important

Human sin fractures relationships at all levels, including with the non-human creation. No student can understand what it means for God to so love the world, unless than includes His plans for the whole of creation.

Credit hours
3 hours
Subject area
Ecology Studies
Educational level
Learning type
Upcoming terms
* Schedule subject to change. Please contact the Registrar's office with schedule questions.
Dr. Mick Pope, Professor of Environmental Mission

How this course relates to missional core values

Biblically based

This course develops a biblically informed ecotheology and ecomissiology.

Missionally driven

Students will learn how caring for the non-human creation forms part of global mission.

Contextually informed

This course examines how the local climate affects human welfare and the need to contextualize mission.

Interculturally focused

Different cultures relate differently to their environment. This course asks how to address these different environmental issues.

Practically minded

Students will be better prepared to engage in mission at the local level in a holistic and sustainable manner.

Experientially transformed

This course will force students to reconsider what they understand by mission and their own role in the harm done to creation and the global poor.