Young People, Creation Care and the Cosmic Ache





Our world is a bit broken. Young people are hyper-attuned to our climate crisis and the ways in which the good news of Jesus compels the church to respond in compelling and tangible ways. And, by engaging with the challenges of our climate context, we can help young people to be compelled by Jesus afresh.

James Beck

James Beck

James Beck has been part of New Wine for so long now that we’ve discovered his secret… he doesn’t actually age! Mysterious. These days he is the associate pastor at The River Ōpāwaho Church, he also supports the flourishing of the gospel in Aotearoa through his work with the Wilberforce Foundation. You may have caught him on radio, TV or even read one of his many articles or his (very funny) children’s book, Eliza Loves Rocks.

Anyone who’s heard James speak will remember him for his unique sense of humour, which he credits his rural upbringing for. It has been a key to helping him connect with people from all walks of life. James is passionate about discipleship and making the Bible make sense to people from all walks of life. When he isn’t working, James is hanging out with his wife, Rebekah, and their girls, Eliza, Tilly and Freddie.