The Undergraduate Certificate in Creation Care & the Environment combines an understanding of earth resources, environmental risks and disasters, and ecological sustainability with a theological background in creation care, ecological perspectives of the mission of God, and environmental mission.
Our civilization is dependent on the exploration, exploitation and transformation of earth resources, most of which are non-renewable. The growth of the human population demands a constant expansion of urban areas, putting more constrain on the environment. Taking care of the non-human creation is not an option, it is a mandate that must be factored in every step of the way as humans obey the command to rule and subdue the earth. The Undergraduate Certificate in Creation Care & the Environment challenges students to consider God’s redemptive plan as inclusive of all creation, and to combine a scientific understanding of the issues with a biblically informed world view. Students are exposed to the merits of alternative energy and renewable sources and the importance of sustainability. The students are also grounded in the context of biblical stewardship of the earth and equipped to engage creatively in holistic mission that reconciles people with God, each other, and the non-human creation.