Missioner for Creation Care & Stewardship
Parker Williams is the Missioner for Creation Care and Stewardship.
In the Book of Genesis, God called all creation into being and called it good. God blessed humanity with reason and skilled and named us stewards of the good creation. In Jesus’ life and ministry he often cared for and reflection on God’s creation. We have misused and abused God’s creation.
The Missioner for Creation Care & Stewardship is tasked with mobilizing a wave of religious activism within and beyond the Diocese to protect and heal God’s Creation. The Missioner is to invite us as a Diocesan household to recapture our original mandate as stewards of creation.
The Missioner’s responsibilities shall include:
- Work with the Creation Care Commission of the Diocese of Missouri as a Council of Advice.
- In collaboration with the Creation Care Commission, offer liturgical and learning resources to the Diocese around the care of creation and climate change advocacy.
- Create a clearinghouse of best practices, formation materials, etc., to enable congregations to reduce their carbon footprints.
- In consultation with the Creation Care Commission, provide for a Diocesan celebration of creation on an annual basis.
- Work collaboratively with the Missioner for Jubilee Ministries in promoting and encouraging “Good News Gardens” across the Diocese.
- Promote the use of the Season of Creation as a time to celebrate, grieve, pray, and engage in creation and climate issues.
- Represent the Bishop and Diocese at environmental conferences and other gatherings so that the Church has a seat at the table for one of the most crucial issues of our time.
- Preach and teach in communities of faith that make up the Diocese.
- Submit an annual report to the Diocesan Convention.
- Offer presentations to Diocesan Council which highlight the ongoing work of creation care.
As stewards of God's creation, it is our responsibility to care for the earth.
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