This 2 minute quiz will help you determine which Creation Care Action Plan will meet the needs of your congregation and allow you to download your free plan. If you are a pastor, lay leader, or individual who is interested in bringing creation care commitments to your congregation, complete the quiz with your congregation in mind.
Fill in a number between 0-5 that most reflect your congregation’s attitudes and actions, 0 = Not At All, 5 = Extremely.
Once you are finished, select your plan using the Understanding Your Score section.
Understanding Your Score: Find your score below and read the description that corresponds. If you are close to a neighboring plan, consider reading that category’s description as well. Choose the plan that most reflects the current realities and needs of your congregation.
Score 0 – 9: Plan 1
Congregations in this category have not fit creation care into their current theological or social perspectives for a variety of reasons. A church might be focusing on other issues, or they might feel that environmentalism is a politicized, polarizing issue that pastors cannot or should not address. A few creation care actions may have been accomplished, but not intentionally. (i.e. solar installation for financial stewardship, not environmental). Plan 1 is designed to reframe the conversation around creation care through the eyes of faith and explore low-risk creation care action ideas that fit the church’s current commitments.
Score 10 – 15: Plan 2
Congregations that score between 10 -15 have taken a few initial steps towards intentional creation care. Generally, congregations in this range are motivated to care for creation out of biblical responsibility and a concern for other people. This may look like doing a few facilities updates or a small group study on creation care, but the church lacks organizational structure and vision for accomplishing creation care projects. Plan 2 will help the church develop a Creation Care Team and walk through the initial stages of visioning, planning, and project execution.
Score 16 – 20: Plan 3
Congregations in this category see creation care as a part of their congregational identity of living simply, stewarding resources, and caring for the world. They have been pursuing creation care for a significant period of time and have accomplished much in this area, but they have not developed a long term creation care plan. Plan 3 works through pastoral responses to environmental emotions, creation care communication strategies and long term planning exercises.
Score 21 – 25: Plan 4
Congregations in this category see creation care as a form of stewardship of the land, stewardship of tradition and culture, and an integral part to a relationship with Christ. They see social awareness of economic and historical injustices as connected to creation’s treatment, and the church has a long history of activism in these areas. Plan 4 focuses on listening to the needs and injustices within their broader community and identifying and participating in reconciliatory actions alongside other local organizations.
Fill out the submission form below to access your plan.