Action Plan Guidelines 1. Explore some action plan ideas: Consult the Manual and the websites/resources listed with each item for more information. 2. Choose one project from each category for the year. Count the projects you are already doing and add more where feasible [e. g. celebrate Earth Sunday]. Be sure to choose from eachRead More →

1. The purpose of accepting the program and approving the mission statement is to engage the entire congregation through its leadership to be aware of our Christian vocation to care for creation and to participate in this mission of the congregation. The benefit of pursuing efforts in five areas serves to make the mission comprehensiveRead More →

How to create a “Green Team” with your congregation: 1. Formation. A green team may come into existence in a variety of ways: a self-designated group that approaches the pastor and the church council for authorization, appointed by the pastor and the church council, or recruited in response to an educational program on Earth careRead More →

Getting Started The program, becoming a creation care congregation, can begin from any place—pastor, interested lay people, a standing committee, the church council. Once there is some interest, take the program to the pastor and church council for discussion, approval, and implementation on behalf of the congregation. If desired, have the congregation approve the planRead More →

To join with other Lutherans in caring for creation, help your congregation become a Creation-Care congregation; visit this page for more information. Lutherans care for creation for many reasons, including: 1. Theology: We affirm God as creator of all. We have an incarnation theology that cherishes the continuing presence of God in, with, and underRead More →