Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to teach, talk, and live a creation care worldview because this is an issue many youth are concerned about and it is a Christian responsibility.  Creation Care is more than a trend. This is more than a political issue.  It is obedience to one of the first commands God gave Adam.  Genesis 1:28 tells us "Be responsible for the fish in the sea and the birds in the air, and for every living thing that moves on the face of the Earth." (The Message) When you study all of the scriptures with this eye, you will see that the Church should have been the leaders in any and all of the environmental movements.  We as Christians have a responsibility to fulfill to our Earth.  We always have.  It's too late to take the lead on this but we certainly can get involved.

Bringing your church and youth ministry near and direct to Creation Care is a youth ministry issue.  Our teens are becoming more and more passionate about this.  So are the ever‑so‑slow‑adapting adults.  Typical of adolescence, teens become passionate about many things that don't transfer into their adult years.  However, we have hope that with a proper approach to Creation Care in youth ministry we can address that passion and teach lifelong habits about our responsibility to "every living thing that moves on the face of Earth."

WF Creation Care Stat


Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to at least put a Creation Care stat on their websites or newsletters to help connect faith to this important issue with teens.

Rich and Poor--The Question that Wrecked Us Both

“'Do you remember when I led you into the slum in Kenya five years ago for the first time and you were angry at God?” Yes, I remember. I will never forget that day.

"As I followed the raw sewage coursing its way into the heart of hell, I shook my fist at Heaven and asked: 'God, how can you allow this?'

'That’s how I feel today, she said. God how can you allow this? (as she is looking at American mansions)

"How can you allow so much wealth when there are so many poor?

"How do you explain something you don’t understand? How do you explain something you’re guilty of?"

WF Creation Care Stat


Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to at least put a Creation Care stat on their websites or newsletters to help connect faith to this important issue with teens.

Statistically the United States recycles just about 28% of its waste today, which is double what it was a decade ago.  –www.environment-green.com

For more Creation Care thinking…

Ottomate - Developed by a 17-year old.

Ottomate’s smart technology allows it to learn the habits of each member of your household and control your home’s electricity accordingly.  The  technology is so intuitive it adjusts how it automates your home as your family’s routines and schedules change. When the devices in your home are turned off, they are still consuming electricity.  Basically, if something is plugged in, it’s draining power—even if you’re not using it (think microwave, printer, we can go on and on).  Ottomate doesn’t just turn your devices off, it cuts power entirely—this greatly reduces your home’s energy consumption, and can lower your electrical bill by as much as 50% each month. And it can be operated from your smartphone.  

 

WF Creation Care Stat

Before it was cool to be green, we at Wild Frontier have been encouraging youth workers to at least put a Creation Care stat on their websites or newsletters to help connect faith to this important issue with teens.

Rethinking Suburban Planning

"(Charles) Marohn gives different reasons for wanting walkable cities. 'I don’t bike ’cause I’m green,' Marohn likes to say. 'I bike ’cause I’m cheap.'"

"He equated suburban development to a Ponzi scheme. He’s predicted that abandoned suburban homes will be used for salvage material. Weighing in on Ferguson, Mo., Marohn focused on the city’s aging, auto-focused infrastructure, arguing that the city’s design led to poverty. 'Once you understand that decline is baked into the process of building auto-oriented places,' he wrote, 'the poverty aspect of it becomes fairly predictable.'"

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