Science for the Church is a collaborating partner with Upper House. Our organizations care about the wellbeing of all people who work in the sciences and technology fields. Just like pastors and church leaders, we are seeking to grow in the ways we relevantly engage and support those whose vocations intersect with God’s creation, theology, and human thriving.
Each 75-minute session is designed for up to 12 pastor/congregant pairs, with at least one person in pastoral leadership and at least one professional in a science, technology, engineering, or similar vocation from each participating church.
- Articulate why the church should engage science and scientists.
- Understand basic insights from Scripture, theology, and ministry practice on the interface of science and Christian faith.
- Identify best practices to better minister to science, technology, and similar professionals.
- Develop ministry opportunities for these professionals in their congregation and their workplace.
Starting at $250 for a team of two
April 20 – 11:30 AM
Why Science Matters to God and the Church
April 27 – 11:30 AM
Bringing Science and Faith Together
May 4 – 11:30 AM
Ministry With and For Scientists
Greg Cootsona is project co-director of Science for the Church. He served as adult discipleship pastor for 18 years in New York City and Chico, California, and he is now on the religion and humanities faculty at Chico State University. Greg has degrees from U.C. Berkeley and Princeton Theological Seminary, and received his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union. He has authored seven books, including Mere Science and Christian Faith, C.S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian, and most recently, Negotiating Science and Religion in America.
Drew Rick-Miller is project co-director of Science for the Church and the lead editor of the weekly email. In addition to leading this project, he does freelance work on a range of projects including Science for Seminaries, Orbiter magazine, and programs at the Fuller Youth Institute and Biola University. Previously, he spent more than ten years with the John Templeton Foundation, most recently leading the Religious Engagement Department, where he developed programs helping religious leaders and media engage scientific content.
Luke B. Bobo serves as director of strategic partnerships for Made to Flourish and brings a rich blend of experience to the organization, having worked for 15 years in the marketplace as an electrical engineer. He holds an M.Div. and Ph.D., and previously served as the executive director of the Francis Schaeffer Institute at Covenant Seminary. He is the author of Living Salty and Light Filled Lives in the Workplace, A Layperson’s Guide to Biblical Interpretation: A Means to Know the Personal God, and Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is There a Connection?