God's Creatures Ministry
God’s Creatures Ministry
Teaching and Practicing Compassion for Animals
The Lord is good to all,
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GCM is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3)
God’s Creatures Ministry (GCM)
MISSION STATEMENT:GCM is a non-profit organization with a mission for all animals to be treated by people with kindness. We promote compassion, respect and protection of all sentient creatures and encourage churches and similar organizations to have either their own animal ministry or GCM extension. We advocate sharing the environment with all creation in peace and harmony.
We believe our mission is to light the way to the kingdom of God by showing responsibility for all of God's creatures. All of creation is groaning in labor pains waiting for the revelation of the children of God – hoping to be set free from slavery to corruption (see Romans 8:19-22). Jesus came to set the captive free. He is holding all things together (see Col. 1:15-17) until He comes again in glory.
Since God is compassionate to every
creature (Psalm 145:9), GCM strives to spread His compassion to all He has
made. There will be a time when all animals will live peaceably together
and there will be no more suffering (Is. 65:25). This is God’s will on
Earth as it is in Heaven. Being His adopted children and made in His
image, God gave us dominion over all He has made. (Psalm 145:13-18).
ö Humane treatment of animals. Modern factory farming commits animals to lives filled with
pain and suffering. All animals, including chickens, turkeys, cows, and
pigs, experience painful mutilations without anesthesia, intense crowding,
and frustration of basic behavioral needs. Slaughter is always terrifying
and, recent reports have shown, often terribly painful.
of a companion animal from an animal shelter or rescue group. Puppy
mills continuously breed female dogs. The puppies often have chronic
health problems. Often, pet stores selling puppies buy 99% of them from
puppy miles (which they call "breeders").
Humane clothing. Animals
trapped for fur suffer intense, prolonged pain, sometimes even chewing off
their limbs in their desperate effort to escape. "Fur farms" are even
worse. Animals grow up in tiny cages, which causes them great
suffering. They are usually killed with intense pain, including electrocution.
ö Humane research.
Animal experimentation is inherently cruel, and non-animal methods are, in many
respects, scientifically superior.
ö Humane entertainment. For
example, circuses often use violent training methods; rodeos hurt animals
in many ways; and staged fighting (bulls, roosters, dogs) is cruel.
a healthy lifestyle. Eating a plant-based diet and remembering that
the body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 6:19). Most diseases
are a result of poor diet and living outside of God's will morally and
ö Respect for God's Creation. We are to be good stewards of God's Creation, yet people have repeatedly yielded to the temptation to cruelly exploit defenseless animals.
We support all who care about animals with prayer, information and help.
Every church or community could have a GCM or animal committee (please contact us for forms). Have a meeting or special class to start and meet regularly.
Teach compassion to animals
in classrooms and encourage your pastor to promote animal welfare from the
Hand out literature in
public places and at Christian events.
Have a vegetarian dinner
õ Have pet food drives to
assist people who are having difficulty feeding their companion animals.
At a church service or
function, honor community members who have shown care and kindness towards
õ When making purchases,
think about how they affect animals and the environment.
õ Move toward a plant-based
diet. The new four food groups are grains, legumes, fruits, and
õ Support animal welfare with
letters to newspaper editors.
Be a foster caregiver to a
dog/cat or adopt.
Volunteer at your local
õ Provide shelter and straw
in the winter for outside animals.
õ Help, in any way, all animals who may need you.
No creature is concealed from Him, but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must render an account. Hebrews 4:13)
God’s Creatures Ministry
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting compassionate responsibility towards God’s creatures.
GCM has a Veterinary Charity Fund that provides financial support to those who need help with veterinary expenses. We also have a Hope for Strays program to provide support to those who care for stray cats.
DVD Christian Concern For All God's Creatures based on our 2006 conference. Includes scriptures, resources and questions for discussion. ideal for church leaders and classes. Suggested donation $15 each (five for $55).
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God’s Creatures Ministry
Thank you for your support & God Bless!
Jan Fredericks, M.A., L.P.C. - Founder
973-694-5155 ~ Godscre@msn.com
Mary Sepede, RN, MSN - Vice President
973-595-6670 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeannie Sylvester - Treasurer
973-320-8905 ~ email@example.com
Laurie Roberts - Secretary
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God's Creatures Ministry is committed to spreading God's compassion to all He has made based on The Scriptures. Although we are a Christian Ministry, we encourage all to have their own animal welfare committee in their community. We extend our resources to those who would like to learn more or begin their own God's Creatures Ministry as an extension of us. God created us to have a vegetarian diet and commissioned us to protect His animals. Instead, we have exploited them for our entertainment, fashion, appetite and useless, torturous research. These creatures have the right to live as they were created to live. Because we live IN this world, but are not OF this world, we strive to bring God's mercy and justice to all. We live in God's Kingdom now where Jesus, The Sacrificial Lamb, The Prince of Peace, The Lion of Judah reigns. We look forward to that day when all of creation will be 'set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God' (Romans 8:21) where a little child will lead and guide God's creatures (see Isaiah 11:5-9).
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