The Standard Model eBook
At Science for the Church, we’ve heard it plenty of times: “I want to engage science within my congregation, but I don’t even know where to start!”
The Standard Model: Six Steps to Engage Science in Church lays out a simple process to follow that’s been tested in over 100 Christian ministries. Get started down a path to reinvigorate your church, attract new members, cultivate spiritual growth, increase youth involvement, and more.
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Who We Are
Science for the Church exists to change the posture of the church, pastors, and individual Christians as they relate to science and scientists.
Our vision is of a day when churches embrace science as a means for spiritual growth. We admit that some today posit science against faith, but we actually want churches to read both the Book of Scripture and the book of nature as sources to understand God and creation.
Latest Topics from Our Blog
Raising Our Spirits Together: Q&A with Dr. Addie Weaver
Addie Weaver, assistant professor of social work at the University of Michigan, believes churches can be part of the solution to our mental health crisis. For her, the delivery of mental health care to underserved groups, particularly those in rural areas, is a justice issue.
The Neuroscience of Teaching Christian Formation
Our human brains are made to grab onto knowledge that we can both apply in our lives and that is also efficacious—it makes a difference. It strikes me that too often when I’ve mentioned science and faith, people tell me, “That’s too heady for me,” which can mean that it seems abstract and academic, not related to the lives we actually live 24-7. Applicability and efficacy seemed like antidotes.
Conflicted about the Conflict
This has me conflicted about the conflict between science and religion. How do we extract it from our churches, especially those that witness the ways science works alongside the Christian faith? Will it go away if we focus on the cooperation and don’t give voice to the opposition? Or must we acknowledge the conflict and work to reframe it?
“A science engaged theology is vital for the vibrancy of the Church. Science for the Church seeks to curate a space where relationships and resources can help this vibrancy become a reality.”
Will Rose, Parish Pastor at
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Your Guide to Engaging Science
Tested in nearly 100 Christian ministries, The Standard Model is a six-step guide to help churches engage science for the benefit of congregations.