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Seminar on creation care with Dave Bookless

1 September 2019 de 17h00 - 7 September 2019 de 9h00

‘Your Kingdom Come’: Living with hope in a wounded world

Jesus taught us to pray for God’s kingdom to come on earth as in heaven. This suggests that God has good plans for this earth, both ultimately, and in some way through our action now. Yet, we live in an era of ecological disaster and fear, with predictions of disastrous climate change, loss of wildlife, plastic pollution and waste. In addition, many are in despair at economic, social and political trends which cause injustice, division and poverty. What is the Bible’s message to today’s context? How does caring for creation relate to the Gospel message? Is the task of the church to prepare people for heaven, or to seek transformation here and now? How can and should we live with hope, wonder and joy in a world of wounds? We will explore the Christian scriptures to answer these and other questions, studying, reflecting, discussing, and also enjoying good food and company, and the beauty of God’s creation in the Domaine de Courmettes.



Rev. Dr. Dave Bookless will be our main speaker. Dave was born in India, and has lived for the past 28 years in multiracial urban London, along with his wife Anne and four daughters. He is a pastor, author and speaker, who serves as Director of Theology for A Rocha International, and is also a Global Catalyst for Creation Care for the Lausanne Movement. He has spoken in more than 30 countries across six continents, and his book Planetwise has been translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, German and Spanish.


Practical information

This bilingual seminar starts on Sunday the 1st of September 2019 from 5 pm and ends on Saturday the 8th of September 2019 at 9 am.


Shared-room (2 persons) with communal bathroom facilities. Others options : dormitory, individual room, camping. Apartments available for families (contact us).

Transport Access to Courmettes by train, bus, plane or car.

If you are travelling by car, we encourage carpooling to come to Courmettes. Please contact us so that we can put you in touch with other people from your area who are joining to the volunteer week. I


Registration and training fees: free participation (as an indication: 75 euros for the week or 20 euros a day)

Full board:

  • 400 € individual room
  • 300 € shared room
  • 250 € dormitory
  • 150 € camping

Reduced price for pastors and students (15% off).

Registration in 2 steps:

1) Fill the form 

2) Pay a down payment – Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment (150€ / person)

Bank transfer

You can download our IBAN. Make sure you state your name and title of the seminar so that we can link the transfer to your registration.

Online payment

You can pay via debit/credit card using the form below. (Please note that the fields are in French. Once you have clicked on “Suivant”, you are required to fill in contact details. The next step gives you the option of leaving a tip to the online payment platform we are using; this is not mandatory. If you need assistance, do not hesitate to get in touch with Esther (esther.brouwer@arocha.org).

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1 September 2019 de 17h00
7 September 2019 de 9h00


A Rocha
04 92 11 02 32


Domaine des Courmettes
4500 route de Courmettes
Tourrettes sur Loup, 06140 France
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