These resources are specifically designed for church leaders and lay leaders. From practical guides to theological outlines, these tools will strengthen your congregation and help share the biblical call to care for God’s creation.
Guides for Congregations
WEB OF CREATION: GETTING STARTED
Here you will find a blueprint for getting your church solidly engaged in the care for creation.
ECO-MANAGEMENT OF CHURCH FACILITIES
This is a simple guide for managing a church’s facilities from an ecological standpoint. Provided by Earth Care, Inc.
CATHOLIC EARTHCARE AUSTRALIA
Resources for congregations, useful for churches in and outside of Australia.
CATHOLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES- ENVIRONMENT OVERVIEW
Resources for churches dealing with environmental issues, including resources for the Feast of St. Francis.
MARS HILL CHURCH’S ‘GOD IS GREEN’ SERMON SERIES
Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids, MI, provided its congregants with a sermon series, God Is Green, in 2007. The series is now downloadable. Matthew Sleeth participated as one of the speakers.
4-PART CREATION CARE SERIES (OUTLINES)
Written by veteran preacher, theologian, and author Dr. Ellsworth Kalas, these sermon outlines detail the basic case for creation care throughout the scriptures. Sermons will automatically download to your computer upon clicking.
“FORTY YEARS TOO LONG”
This fantastic sermon guide provided by the Evangelical Environmental Network is a great guide for introducing your church to Creation Care. Sermon guide will automatically download to your computer upon clicking.
The Earth Bible Series– This international project, including volumes on ecojustice readings of major sections of the Bible, is to be published by Sheffield Press and related publications promoting concern for Earth.
Missions and Creation Care – These five studies are designed to challenge our understanding of Christian discipleship and encourage us to practice sustainable lifestyles including the care of creation.
Season of Creation– An optional season for the church year, culminating with St. Francis of Assisi Day in October.
Serving God, Saving the Planet– This is a 12-session small group Bible study that provides simple, everyday ways to focus on stewardship and sustainability according to Scripture. This study was formerly packaged as a two-volume Hope for Creation and Hope for Humanity.
24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life in this four-session video study, Dr. Matthew Sleeth lays out a plan for living a healthier, happier, more God-centered life by simply and faithfully honoring the Sabbath.