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.
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Reading Paul’s ideas of a creation that groans for its redemption and incorporating an understanding of the book of nature can help us see the adverse effects of human activity on God’s creation in a new light. It may even suggest a new domain of action where we can become catalytic agents and partners in God’s redemptive impetus.
We take your feedback seriously. You repeatedly said you want video resources. You repeatedly said, you want materials that link science to the Bible. You identified a lack of good materials to use in small groups, Bible studies, and Sunday school classrooms. While it has taken a while for us to get to the finish line, we listened and are pleased to announce the first of several new products.
One of the gifts that’s come to my pastoral ministry at Bidwell Presbyterian Church is neurorehabilitation psychologist Leonard Matheson. Len and I began by talking about a “biopsychosocial” approach to medicine. We also looked at the role of oxytocin and the hippocampus and connected all of it to scripture and faith.
“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.