Creation Care

Creation Care 

Creation care is the responsible stewardship by humankind of the earth and its life forms, for the Lord’s sake. We believe that the church has a responsibility to care for creation as an expression of his kingdom.

Sustainable agriculture

Why?

The world is experiencing increasingly severe storms, floods and droughts and we are seeing widespread degradation of the oceans, rivers, soils, forests and atmosphere.

Most of the people groups of East Asia have been affected by these phenomena. They have led to food and water shortages, destruction of homes and means of livelihood, involuntary migration, disease and death.

With growing population pressures many people have no choice but to live in marginal lands that are particularly vulnerable to these impacts, and to natural disasters such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

We are also seeing large-scale loss of biodiversity in land and marine eco-systems. Furthermore, the earth’s resources are being consumed at unsustainable levels.

The earth is the Lord’s

and everything in it.

Psalm 24:1

Missional business
Soil Restoration

Blessed is he who has

regard for the weak.

Psalm 41:1

Ministries

Creation care is an integral part of the work being done to achieve OMF’s vision and mission. In fact CIM/OMF has been engaged in various forms of integral mission since the 1870s. Given the biblical mandate to care for creation, and in response to the growing ecological challenges in East Asia and beyond, OMF has made a commitment to creation care.

These environmental ministries also give us opportunities to share the good news of Jesus Christ in all its fullness with East Asia’s peoples to the glory of God.

  • Ministry to urban poor and migrants
  • Sustainable food production
  • Forest conservation and restoration
  • Water, power and waste management
  • Environmental consultancy & teaching
  • Developing teaching resources
  • Disaster relief and rebuilding
  • Missional business
  • Construction
Tea Plantation

Is God calling you to East Asia?

Explore the different creation care ministry opportunities available in East Asia with OMF, including vision trips, long and short-term ministry roles.

These opportunities are illustrative only, there are many other opportunities available.

We welcome enquiries from anyone with a heart for creation care integral mission among the peoples of East Asia.

Resources

Mission Round Table Journal

A contribution to the exploration of the place of creation care in mission.

Accounts of creation care ministry from different contexts in Asia and Africa.

Creation Stewardship Worksheet

Learn practical ways in which you can help care for creation.

The worksheet includes ideas of how you can develop new habits and actions to help you be a better steward of God’s creation.

Stories