These resources, put together by Eco-Congregation Scotland, are designed to assist congregations/parishes develop an understanding of God as Creator and their calling to be part of God’s new creation restored by love.
They are offered as a resource and you may choose whether to use them – or not. It is not a course that you have to work through step by step and it is not necessary to use them to become an Eco-Congregation.
Indeed the only component that we do ask you to complete is the Church Check-Up which is required to achieve your first Eco-Congregation Scotland Award. The remaining resources are designed to help you explore issues, learn together and grow as an eco-congregation.
The resources are designed to allow your congregation/parish to engage with environmental issues at a practical, spiritual and community level. They are grouped together in three core areas which you are invited to explore in whatever way suits your circumstances.
There are three cores areas:
Within each core area there are “Ideas for Action” with links to video and online materials as well as written components. Everything is downloadable and printable. If you are unable to do this we will be happy to send a copy in the post so please contact us.
In addition to the thirteen Ideas for Action, the following resources are available:
- the Award application form
- a range of Publicity materials and newsletters to inform members of your congregation and others about Eco-congregation
- a list of frequently asked questions
- the Eco-Congregation Scotland Library with plenty of books and other resources you can borrow from us.
- an online carbon footprint calculator.
We hope you find these resources useful.