Rich Living small group resources

Small group resources for faith communities, incorporating information, Scripture readings, discussion questions and practical activities.

The Rich Living series is one of the resources offered by A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand as part of the Eco Church NZ project. Through the Eco Church NZ project, our goal is to support churches across Aotearoa NZ to actively care for God’s earth as an integral part of their mission.

We passionately believe that Christian faith communities have the potential to offer glimpses of authentic life – “rich living” – living in sustainable ways that cares for the long-term wellbeing of our broader communities and neighbours – both human and nature.

The Rich Living project was originally initiated with seed funding from Tearfund New Zealand.

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Some feedback from users / readers of the bookets:

“I’ve just read your Climate Change. Exceptional! thought provoking in a beautifully presented form. I’m ordering extra copies for friends and family.”

“They are so well prepared and richly informative. They would also make wonderful Easter study guides. Thank you so much, A Rocha, for all the resources.”

“Three of us co-led a Climate Change sermon at church a couple of Sundays back. I found A Rocha’s ‘Climate Change’ resource booklet to be quite helpful in my preparation for the talk – very well done!”

“We’re currently using the “Climate Change” booklet for our cell group. We’ve read and discussed our way through the first couple of sessions and the conversation has been really good. The group is quite a broad mix of backgrounds, denominations, and exposure to such ideas, but the uptake and engagement has been pretty encouraging!”

“In a word: Brilliant. So nice to see a clear explanation of climate change put into a Christian context in a meaningful way – the challenge that you pose to climate change sceptics is particularly powerful without being judgmental.”

“I think this is one of, if not the best studies on Climate Change for Christians that is around today – really pleased it’s available.”

“We had your Climate Change booklet at our stall at the conference and a gentleman from my church took one to read. The next time I saw him he said it was the best thing he’d read on the subject – well done! Every encouragement to you all.”

“Thankful for the booklets you left with us – very inspired by the one on Food because it holds the scientific data that I have known about globally on an NZ level. I feel this will be useful in our conversations together as a community… even around eating animals.”

“We thank you for all the research and work that has gone into the Rich Living series. … Our small group has become engrossed with the studies, particularly as they offer facts and figures and links to further research and study. We are very much challenged to better look after our precious planet.”

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