The A Rocha Commitment to Creation Care gives a clear biblical basis for A Rocha Australia’s work, rooted in the story of God’s purposes from creation to new creation. It was developed through substantial consultation across the A Rocha Worldwide Family, with insights from many cultures and church traditions. It brings a unity of commitment to the A Rocha family, but is also intended for personal and group study and to be shared with all who seek to care for God’s creation.
As disciples of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, we bear witness to the divine authority of the Bible. This is summarized in the Nicene Creed and is the basis for the following affirmations of the historic Christian faith and is the foundation of our work. We come from many cultures and church traditions, yet are united in our desire to be faithful to Jesus, and to demonstrate Christ’s Lordship in caring for God’s world.
We rejoice in the beauty, diversity and complexity of the natural world, and commit ourselves to delighting in and treasuring God’s good creation.
We commit ourselves to worshipping and following Jesus as Lord, studying the Bible and seeking to glorify God as we study, learn from and care for God’s created world.
We confess our involvement in selfish choices and sinful behaviours which damage God’s creation. We commit ourselves, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to repent, to lament and to renew our vocation to serve and conserve God’s creation, living in it and using it responsibly and sustainably.
We respond to God’s initiative by committing ourselves to pursue justice and peace, mutual learning and collaboration in our relationships, and the thriving of the communities and ecosystems within which God has placed us.
We care for creation motivated by our affirmation that Jesus is Lord. His birth, life, death, resurrection and ascension give us purpose and hope for humanity and all creation.
We seek to live in the power of Christ’s risen life, through delighting in, learning from and participating in God’s renewal and re-creation of the world.
We respond to the call to follow Jesus joyfully and sacrificially in loving our neighbour, living simply and caring for creation. We call upon churches and all who follow Christ to join us in prayer, advocacy, and practical action on behalf of God’s world. We delight in working with individuals, communities and organizations of many kinds as we fulfil this calling.
 A Rocha’s origins lie within the Evangelical Christian movement as reflected in our foundational Basis of Faith. Within our leadership, we welcome those of all Christian traditions who accept the A Rocha Commitment to Creation Care.
 We work with a range of national and global denominations and networks. In addition, we partner fully in practical action to care for God’s world with those of other faiths and none, and with scientific and environmental organizations.