Ben Lowe is the author of Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation (IVP 2009) and a co-coordinator for Renewal, a grassroots network committed to equipping students in the compassionate stewardship of all of God's creation. Off the Agenda's Rachel Willoughby spoke with Ben about his work with the creation care movement and ways that churches can be involved. For more creation care ideas, check out this week's new resource, Growing a Green Church.
What advice do you have for pastors who want to lead their congregations to take better care of the earth?
I would say, "Be encouraged." I just came back from Flourish, a first-of-its-kind conference for church leaders on creation care. It was an inspiring and challenging few days. The pastors who attended are really trying to make a difference, but they're all at different stages of the journey with their churches. So, if you're trying to lead a congregation to care for the environment, you should know that there are others out there ...1