Cumulative Resources

Creation care resources from trusted, faith-based sources can be hard to come by, especially when you are just
starting your creation care journey. The Cumulative Resource page is designed to meet congregational creation care
needs in one convenient location. It includes lists of creation care organizations, worship and educational materials,
facilities resources, and outreach and advocacy ideas. 

Charts and guides from the Creation Care Action Plans

  • Creation Care Planning: Complete Guide – This guide contains all of the sustainability planning exercises within the four Creation Care Action Plans. 
  • Developing a Creation Care Commitment – This exercise helps a church develop a creation care commitment from a place of unity. It can also be found in Plan 1. 
  • Long Term Planning Guide – This guide leads your Creation Care Team through a series of exercises to develop a long term plan for intentional creation care.
  • Project Planning Accountability Guide – This accountability guide will help you visualize your goals for an upcoming project and hone its direction.  
  • Project Evaluation Guide – This evaluation guide will help your Creation Care Team evaluate a completed creation care project. It is meant to be paired with the Project Planning Accountability Guide, but can be completed independently. 
  • Project Prioritization Chart – This exercise will help your Creation Care team evaluate and compare potential creation care projects. 
  • Reconciliatory Action Brainstorming Guide – The goal of this guide is to identify potential reconciliatory actions that your church can take alongside other community organizations.

Find local, national, and international creation care organizations

  • A Rocha: “A Christian organization engaging communities in nature conservation.”
  • Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries: “A non-profit organizational vehicle for promoting practices of church renewal, Restorative Justice, Sabbath Economics, bioregional sustainability and social transformation.” 
  • Black Church Food Security Network: “The Black Church Food Security Network utilizes an asset-based approach in organizing and linking the vast resources of historically African American congregations in rural and urban communities to advancing food and land sovereignty.”
  • Blessed Earth: A private organization that inspires faithful stewardship of all creation  
  • Blessed Tomorrow: “Blessed Tomorrow is a coalition of diverse religious partners united as faithful stewards of God’s creation.” 
  • Care of Creation: A nonprofit creation care organization in Wisconsin   
  • Center for Religion and Environment: CRE of Sewanee, the University of the South, was established “to help students and the broader community integrate religious belief with care for the environment, to prepare students across the curriculum for environmentally conscientious work and ministry, and to serve as a focal point for University-wide initiatives related to religion and the environment.” 
  • Catholic Climate Covenant: “Catholic Climate Covenant helps US Catholics respond to the Church’s call to care for creation and care for the poor.” 
  • Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions: “The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions (CSCS) is a collaborative initiative of Eastern Mennonite University, Goshen College and Mennonite Central Committee to lead Anabaptist efforts to respond to the challenges of climate change.” 
  • Citizens Climate Lobby: “Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.”
  • Citizens for Public Justice: “Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is a national, progressive organization of members who are inspired by faith to act for social and environmental justice in Canadian public policy.”
  • Climate Caretakers: “Our mission is to mobilize Christians to learn about, pray for, and act on climate change.” 
  • Creation Justice Ministries: “Creation Justice Ministries (formerly the National Council of Churches Eco-Justice Program) represents the creation care and environmental justice policies of major Christian denominations throughout the United States.” 
  • CommonWord: A Mennonite Church Canada Resource Center for physical and online resources. 
  • Earth Ministry: “We organize people of faith to advocate for strong environmental policies and provide strategic guidance to religious communities working toward environmental justice.” 
  • Eco-Justice Ministries: A ministry focused on seeking shalom between all relationships.
  • Ecumenical Stewardship Center: The ESC “was established to provide learning and teaching opportunities in Christian stewardship for theological educators, students, pastors, laity, and stewardship professionals.” 
  • Episcopal Ecological Network: “A grassroots network of Episcopalians from around the United States, the EEN is helping the Episcopal Church, to advocate and articulate protection of the environment and preserving the sanctity of creation.”
  • ecoAmerica: “ecoAmerica builds institutional leadership, public support, and political will for climate solutions in the United States.”
  • ECO Canada: “ECO Canada is a steward for the Canadian environmental workforce across all industries.”
  • Evangelical Environmental Network: “The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN) is a ministry that educates, inspires, and mobilizes Christians in their effort to care for God’s creation, to be faithful stewards of God’s provision, to get involved in regions of the United States and the world impacted by pollution, and to advocate for actions and policies that honor God and protect the environment.”
  • Faith in Place: “Faith in Place’s four program areas – Energy & Climate Change, Sustainable Food & Land Use, Water Preservation, and Advocacy – educate, connect, and inspire people of faith to work towards a sustainable future.” 
  • Franciscan Action Network: “Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network is a collective of Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights.”
  • Global Catholic Climate Movement: “The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) serves the Catholic family worldwide to turn Pope Francis’ Laudato Si’ encyclical into action for climate justice.” 
  • Good News Gardens: “We believe that one thing that love could do right now is call a community of people with the ability to plant gardens of all sizes and kinds together – from small pots of herbs to hundreds of acres of corn – in order to share the love of Christ through word and action, food and labor.”
  • Green Faith:  “Because the Earth and all people are sacred and at risk, GreenFaith is building a global, multi-faith climate and environmental movement. Together our members create communities to transform ourselves, our spiritual institutions, and society to protect the planet and create a compassionate, loving and just world.” 
  • Interfaith Power & Light: “Interfaith Power & Light inspires and mobilizes people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change.”
  • Kairos: An ecumenical Canadian organization working for ecological and social justice and peace. 
  • Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science, and Technology: “Dedicated to expanding awareness and promoting conversation about the implications of science and technology for Christian faith and life.” 
  • Lutherans Restoring Creation: “Lutherans Restoring Creation is a grassroots movement promoting care for creation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.”
  • MCC Washington Office: “At MCC we base our advocacy on what we hear from workers and partners on the ground; as Christians, we believe loving our neighbors means their voices shape our messages to governments.” 
  • Mennonite Creation Care Network: “Mennonite Creation Care Network is a Christian organization affiliated with the Mennonite Church USA and the Mennonite Church Canada. Our primary focus is the Mennonite community, but anyone who wishes to be part of a faith-based network of people caring for creation is welcome.” 
  • National Religious Partnership for the Environment: This group “brings together a diverse alliance of faith institutions and leaders in order to bring voice and action on behalf of caring for God’s Creation.”
  • National Association of Evangelicals: “The mission of the National Association of Evangelicals is to honor God by connecting and representing evangelical Christians.” 
  • Presbyterians for Earth Care: This is a presbyterian eco-justice network that “advocates for faithful environmental ministry and advocacy.” It is a blog for churches and location for many creation care articles. 
  • Quaker Earth Care Witness: “Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW) is a network of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in North America and other like-minded people who are taking spirit-led action to address ecological and social crises from a spiritual perspective, emphasizing Quaker process and testimonies, including continuing revelation.” 
  • Sojourners: A magazine that seeks to “inspire hope and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world.” 
  • Sustainability Alumni Network: “a public workspace for info-sharing and discussion around climate and the environment, SAN projects, job/internship opportunities and general inspiration.” 
  • The Taos Initiative for Life Together: TILT is a social change movement in Taos, NM, that pursues watershed discipleship and reimagining justice in America. 
  • Transition United States: “Transition US (TUS) is a national hub organization for the international Transition Towns movement of communities transitioning off fossil fuels, living in balance with resource limits, and building equity for all.”
  • Unitarian Universalists Green Sanctuary Program: “The Green Sanctuary Program provides structure, leadership and support, in broad collaboration, for the UU faith community to engage in an ambitious Environmental Justice and Climate Justice movement that seeks to live fully our seventh principle and achieve our vision of a viable and just world for all.” 
  • United Church of Christ: Process to become a Creation Justice Church 
  • United Methodist Creation Care Summit: “The Creation Care Summit is an annual United Methodist event centered on care for the Earth and on environmental justice. Attendees have explored the marriage of faith and environmental care.”
  • Western District Conference Resource Library: This Mennonite Church USA conference has many creation care resources and blogs on their website. 
  • Wild Church Network: “The Wild Church Network is an emerging community of eco-spiritual leaders, organized to nourish the spread and growth of Wild Churches.” 
  • Young Evangelicals for Climate Action: “We are young evangelicals in the United States who are coming together and taking action to overcome the climate crisis as part of our Christian discipleship and witness.”

Download creation care worship resources 

A Rocha
    Worship music
    Prayers
    Sermons

Blessed Earth
    Creation Care Scripture

Catholic Climate Covenant
    Lenten resources
    Prayers & worship resources

Creation Justice Ministries
    Earth Day Sunday
    Worship service materials 

CommonWord Bookstore and Resource Centre, Canada
    Worship & Service resources

Earth Ministry
    Worship resources
    Sermons 

Eco-Justice Ministries
    Worship
    Sermons 

Ecumenical Stewardship Center 
    Learning, Teaching, & Stewardship

Episcopal Ecological Network
    Creation Care resources 

God’s Good Earth: Praise and Prayers for Creation.
    A book by Anne and Jeffery Rowthorn, 2018

Interfaith Power & Light
    Faith and Global warming worship resources

Let All Creation Praise
    Worship resources 

Lutherans Restoring Creation
    Restoring Creation resources 

Mennonite Creation Care Network 
    Green worship resources 

Season of Creation
    Worship resources   

Tyndale Seminary
    Creation Care reading room archives

National Religious Partnership for the Environment
    Evangelical perspectives & resources

Quaker Earth Care Witness
    Spirituality resources 

Unitarian Universalist Association
    Worship & Inspiration 

Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
    Worship
    Prayer
    Bible Study  

Find adult, youth, and children’s educational resources

General Education

Bible Studies

Videos

Podcasts

  • Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries: Podcast 
  • Shifting Climates: Podcast (sponsored by the Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions)

 Reading

  • Blood Cries Out by A.J. Swoboda, 2014
    • “Blood Cries Out is a unique contribution by Pentecostal and Charismatic theologians and practitioners to the global conversation concerning ecological degradation, climate change, and ecological justice.” 
  • CSCS Baseline Survey, 2017 
    • The Center for Sustainable Climate Solutions conducted a survey to “establish a baseline understanding of its various constituents’ beliefs regarding sustainability, climate change, and creation care.” (Constituents are largely Anabaptist) 
  • For the Beauty of the Earth by Steven Bouma-Prediger, 2001
    • “At a time when it seems humans have erred much in their treatment of the planet, this book explores the relationship between Christianity and the natural world in the most thorough evangelical treatment available on a theology of creation care.” 
  • The Green Bible
    • “Read the scriptures anew with The Green Bible as your guide. With its eco-friendly materials, Green Trail Guide, topical index and inspirational essays, discover how caring for the earth is not only a calling, but a lifestyle.”
  • Introducing Evangelical Ecotheology by Daniel L. Brunner, Jennifer Butler, and A.J. Swoboda, 2014.
    • “This evangelically centered but ecumenically informed introduction to ecological theology (ecotheology) explores the global dimensions of creation care, calling Christians to meet contemporary ecological challenges with courage and hope.”
  • Jubilee Celebrations #3 by Brenda Glanzer, 1996
    • 8 celebrations for children and adults to worship and learn together. 
  • Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home by Pope Francis, 2015
  • Supporting resources from Catholic Climate Covenant  
  • Making Peace with the Land by Fred Bahnson and Norman Wirzba, 2012 
    • “Bahnson and Wirzba describe communities that model cooperative practices of relational life, with local food production, eucharistic eating and delight in God’s provision.”
  • Public Faith in Action by Miroslav Volf and Ryan McAnnally-Linz, 2016 
    • “Public Faith in Action provides a deeply thoughtful model for how we as Christians might work out our faith for the glory of God and the flourishing of communities and people.” 
  • Watershed Discipleship  by Ched Myers  

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