There are a variety of bible study resources available on the theme of caring for creation, protecting the environment and a biblical response to climate change. Some have a practical emphasis giving plenty of opportunities for your group to respond to the Word, while others focus more on the theology of our stewardship of creation or Christ’s renewal of all the earth. You will need to discern which would be most appropriate for your group(s). While each is written with groups in mind, they could also be used for personal study.
Daily readings, reflections and discussion questions for the 5 weeks of Creationtide (1st September -4th October)
Six session study course based on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2020 Lent Book written by Ruth Valerio. Using the six days of creation as a theme the book and discussion questions explore God’s relationship with creation, our place in the natural world and our Christian response. Book details, accompanying notes, youth resources and course videos here.
This four-part study series. Through interactive group sessions, video interviews with leading Christian thinkers and insightful Bible commentary, this resource will help you and your church to reflect on the challenges of a changing climate, and how Christians can respond with hope to one of today’s greatest challenges.
These seven sessions focus on how we can better care for God's creation. They are a mix of bible studies and practical reflections on our lifestyle, so may be a little different from the small group sessions we normally do.
Green Discipleship for Cornwall. A 4 week study course.
A spirit-filled response to a consumer-crazed world. A faith-based program for Christian teens from A Rocha UK. 6 group sessions for teenagers 2016.
Seven weeks to detox from consumerism. This course from St George’s Leeds is based on the ideas explored in the book Consumer Detox by Mark Powley. 7 group sessions 2012.
5 Group Studies The focused on mobilising congregations and churches in living out the mission of God and to see individual lives, communities, and the environment flourish. A core feature of this is to challenge congregations and communities in the UK to change their values from individual consumerism to justice and sustainability both locally and globally.
A more extensive list of courses is available on the Green Christian’s website.