Susan

I have really enjoyed my time studying with CRES. I have a geography background and the fieldwork and opportunity to look at topics from a Christian point of view drew me into the course. I found the first unit Living World to be exactly what I wanted … lots of practical tasks. From there as I worked through the units my interest grew in seeking to care for God’s creation in the urban Evangelical church …

Shelly

I was drawn to CRES because of my job as digital engagement officer for CPRE Bedfordshire, the countryside charity. It is all to easy to put work in one box and church in another, so I saw it as an opportunity to help me connect my job and my faith. At my church we were just starting to think seriously about Eco Church, which was another good reason to learn more about Christian approaches to …

Ruth

Having spent many years considering how mine and my families lives impact on God’s precious earth I was delighted to happen upon the CRES course. I longed to gather some Biblical knowledge alongside what I already knew about caring for the planet. It has been a long time since school but I was encouraged to be accepted to study. My local church were keen to support me and for me to share my knowledge with …

Juliana

It is a good course that is done on your own with the support of a tutor. I had to spend many hours reading and writing but it was totally worth it. I really liked the Cres course and the best part of it was that it helped me to have a more open mind and to see the reality of things in different ways, and it also left me with the desire to study …

Anne

As the leader of a missional community with a care for people and planet and the Eco Schools lead at my school, I have been aware of environmental issues for nearly 20 years: I listened to science and read about effective actions; I led others in practical activities and prayed for the world. But I was missing hearing the voice of the Church – I was missing a depth of theology which framed the world …

Adrian

Doing the CRES course was a great experience, and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in how the Christian faith relates to the environment. The structure of the course means that everyone covers some basic ideas about religion and the environment, but also allows for a lot of flexibility so that you can pursue your own interests. I work as an environmental historian, and taking this course helped me to make connections …