Humanity was made to reflect God in action, in wise and loving stewardship, in delight, and in great interest for the good of what He made.
Students are emerging from the academy into a culture that is increasingly separated from the natural world and divided philosophically as to its value.
As the rest of the creation permeates our daily lives, the Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability certificate program at Covenant cultivates student’s abilities to...
articulate a faithful perspective on the physical world
pursue creation care personally as a commitment to reconciliation
become vocational leaders in the growing environmental workforce
- Four semesters of participation in Campus Stewardship Committee (CSC)
- 40 hours of environmentally-relevant public service
- Organize and implement at least one of the following: a public-speaking engagement, a reading group, or a sustainability initiative or service project
- Cultural/Social Perspectives
- Historical Perspectives
- Scientific Perspectives
- BIO 383: Interdisciplinary Seminar in Environmental Stewardship
Covenant's campus is situated in the mountains of southern Appalachia. Students take advantage of the diverse expertise of faculty and community partnerships including the City of Lookout Mountain, the Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga Audubon Society, the National Park Service, and others.
Courses are also supplemented by the Au Sable Institute with programs ranging from Northern Michigan, Washington State, Costa Rica, and India that offer faith-based perspectives on all dimensions of creation care.
- live in the church as sources of interest and wisdom in stewarding creation well
- serve as leaders in the community with interest/practical knowledge concerning individual and systemic sustainability solutions
- heal broken relationships between the church and other stakeholders over environmental concerns