One of the best way to educate people of faith is to preach sermons that encourage Christians to care God’s gift of creation. If you are new to the concept of creation care, you may want to begin by learning more about eco-theology, the theological basis for caring about God’s creation.
Earth Ministry’s Caring for All Creation curriculum provides sermon starters related to specific environment issues such as transportation and climate change, sustainable agriculture and organic/locally grown food, energy efficiency and environmental health, water conservation and river restoration.
Creation-honoring sermons can be preached throughout the year. See the section on Holidays for seasonal and special worship service ideas.
If you do not use the lectionary, you may want to choose a scriptural text from our extensive list of creation-honoring Scripture.
This section includes sermons written by Earth Ministry staff, colleagues, and finalists of the Celebration of St. Francis Sermon Contests.
Sample Sermon Resources
Warren Wilson College held an Eco Sermon Challenge for the clergy of the Presbyterian Church (USA). All sermon entries are posted on their website.
Earth and Word: Classic Sermons on Saving the Planet
by David Rhoads, a professor of New Testament at the Lutheran School of Theology, Chicago.