Through their statement, the Evangelical Lutheran Church makes stances on how they view the environmental crisis we are now facing in the world. They mention our increasing need for sustainability of our natural resources among other issues while reminding christians of their role with God's creation. Overall, this statement is used as a "call for action" by the Evangelical Lutheran Church.
"Humans, in service to God, have special roles on behalf of the whole of creation. Made in the image of God, we are called to care for the earth as God cares for the earth. God's command to have dominion and subdue the earth is not a license to dominate and exploit. Human dominion (Gen 1:28; Pss 8), a special responsibility, should reflect God's way of ruling as a shepherd king who takes the form of a servant (Phil 2:7), wearing a crown of thorns."