August 25, 2023

Young Christians Want to Act on Creation Care

Environmental Trends

Recently, Tearfund and A Rocha Canada released survey results showing that, “young church-going Christians see the care for creation as a gospel issue and are eager to see the church take leadership.”

Here are some key findings:
92% believe that caring for creation is an essential act of discipleship and the Church’s mission
91% are worried about climate change and nature loss
75% want mentoring to help cultivate Christian hope as we face the world’s future

Why This Matters

One in three young Christians say the church isn’t doing enough to protect the environment. They are looking for mentoring, action, and guidance from their spiritual leaders.

This survey intended to understand the next generation of Christians and how they think about climate change and biodiversity. To give young people a louder voice in shaping the future, this report encourages Christians of all ages to collaborate with the Church to care for creation.

“By engaging young Christians on creation care—and young people in general—churches can cultivate new ways to demonstrate the Gospel.”

Next Step

Take into account whether your audience has a strong interest in creation care, and brainstorm approaches to address the subject while fostering the relationship between the Church and caring for the environment.

Click this link if you’d like to learn more and read the full report.