A recent Barna study reports that relatively few Christians have been exposed to the term “creation care.” This phrase has grown in popularity with Christian leaders as a useful way to frame environmentalism as a biblical concept of being good stewards of the world God created.
However, the term has not reached church pews: the vast majority of Christians (89%) and active churchgoers (85%) have never heard the phrase “creation care.” One of the reasons few Christians have heard about “creation care” may be because few congregations teach the topic. The survey explored whether churchgoers have ever been exposed to any teaching about how Christians should respond to environmental issues. Overall, most active churchgoers (64%) have never heard any such sermons.
So, do you teach creation care? What are your thoughts on the lack of sermons on environmental stewardship in the church?