About Us » Mission and Vision

Our Mission
Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

We accomplish this by cultivating a community of dedicated stewards of earth and neighbor who proclaim God’s promise of hope and healing for all.

Who We Are
Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement of Lutherans, driven by laity, pastors, lay professionals, synodical leadership, and others who hold positions in the ELCA and its institutions. This movement grows out of a long history of Lutheran concern (the 1993 social statement Caring for Creation: Vision, Hope, and Justice, and other pre-ELCA Lutheran documents) and involvement (1997 formation of “LENS” – Lutheran Earthkeeping Network of the Synods).

To Live Out This Vision
We will work to engage these institutions in earth care in all that they do. We acknowledge that institutions will be entering at different levels of experience and commitment and face different challenges in different parts of the country. They will also vary in their financial and human resources to meet the challenge.

The role of LRC will be to provide a variety of initiatives, suggestions, resources, and networking opportunities to empower institutions of the ELCA to move forward. We believe that this program has the potential to deepen faith, increase commitment, and revitalize the life of the church.

In all that we do, we seek to engage this work as a response to the grace of God manifested throughout creation, in the person of Jesus, and in communion with the Holy Spirit – knowing that it is ultimately God’s creative and redemptive love for creation that prompts us and sustains us in this work. We welcome the prayers and the support of all who would join with us in this work.