About Us

The Seminary Stewardship Alliance (SSA) is a consortium of schools dedicated to reconnecting Christians with the biblical call to care for God’s creation. Our goal is for member seminaries to teach, preach, live, inspire, and hold each other accountable for good stewardship practices. The Christian faith occupies a central role in our culture. Seminaries equip, train, and inspire the future leaders of the church, thereby having a powerful effect across denominations and throughout the world.

Specifically, the SSA:

1. Catalyzes sustainable practices in seminaries by

-Providing consulting services for developing campus-wide creation care teams
-Identifying tools for conducting campus-wide audits that result in cost savings
-Providing institutional models of good stewardship practices
-Sharing resources for stewardship/sustainability coordinators
-Identifying resources for implementation and on-going evaluation

 

2. Advances scholarship on creation care by

-Developing a database of creation care courses and syllabi
-Developing content for online creation care courses that can be shared among schools
-Developing a nexus of scholars who are working in the area of creation care
-Developing a list of publications and scholarly research on creation care
-Providing incentive grants for academic research and publication on creation care

 

3. Nourishes dialog within and among seminaries by

-Developing the Seminary Stewardship Alliance as a common group of institutions committed to creation care in both their academic scholarship and administrative practices
-Developing a leadership program for faculty and administrators that facilitates both the practices and scholarship of creation care
-Sharing best practice and creating forums for member institutions to advance creation care at their schools
-Identifying opportunities for resource and cost savings through local consortiums
-Promoting respectful dialogue with other scientific, governmental, and academic institutions