Ambrose University

Earthkeeping: Creation Care for Christians

Christians believe God made the world, loves it and entrusts its care and cultivation to human beings. How should the followers of Jesus embody obedience, justice and hope in an age of deforestation, pollution, desertification and climate change?

Leah Kostamo, our guest speaker, will address the call to creation care in four talks at Ambrose this February.


A laughing woman holds a watering can as a child in a super cute sunhat reaches out with dirt-covered hands toward the watering can spout. They are in garden full of kale. The words "Inspiring Hope, Caring for Creation" are superimposed in cursive.


Wednesday, February 15 | 11:15 a.m.

Theology Class: The Biblical Basis for Creation Care

Location: Classroom A1085-2

Wednesday, February 15 | 4:30 p.m.

Word and Table Service: Jesus the Outdoorsman

Location: Music Wing

Thursday, February 16 | 11:15 a.m.

Chapel Service: Do Christians Hate the World?

Location: Gymnasium

Thursday, February 16 | 7:30 p.m.

Free Public Lecture: Responding with Christian Hope to the Environmental Crisis

Location: Airhart Lecture Theatre

Thursday's public lecture is the opening event of Grounded: a conference to engage, encourage and sustain creation care in Alberta.

Image of a man holding a large kite against the backdrop of a sunset with advertising for the Grounded event

 Info and tickets available here.

About our speaker 

Leah Kostamo is a self-described earthkeeper and storyteller. Twelve years ago she and her husband Markku helped launch the work of A Rocha (, Canada’s first Christian environmental center. She is the author of Planted: A Story of Creation, Calling, and Community.
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