How to Start a Creation Care Task Force at Church

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities,Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] The tasks of ministry and life tend to fall into one of three categories: Important and Urgent: These are the tasks that … [Read more...]

How to do a Church Waste Audit

  [Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] From the bulletins piled by the door after the service to the mound of pizza boxes stacked up … [Read more...]

Five Basic Creation Care Bible Studies

Two Bibles are better than one. When it comes to studying the Bible a group setting can be a powerful way to learn.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities,Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Creation care so often happens in a group—be it a neighborhood, a church or a family—so why not learn about creation care … [Read more...]

Twelve Things Your Church Can Do To Care for Creation

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] We've written a lot here at Flourish about how to help churches start thinking about creation care and putting that thinking … [Read more...]

How to Organize a “Swap and Share” Event at Your Church

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Before you buy that next season of your favorite TV show ask yourself, "Does someone in my community already have this?" … [Read more...]

“A Thrilling Encounter with God”: How to Start a Church Prayer Garden

Prayer garden at Fuller Theological Seminary

[Ed. note: This article is part of our series of weekly church activities, Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] “The more a truly reverent person knows about a flower or an insect or God, the more overwhelmed he is…truths give to … [Read more...]

Water Conservation at Church: Saving Water Outdoors

cut-flowers

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] When we think of ways to save water, our minds usually jump to what we know we should be doing indoors: … [Read more...]

Water Conservation at Church: Saving Water Indoors

Leaky sink faucet.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Christians are really good at digging wells. We recognize that people around the world (even in the United … [Read more...]

Save on Gas and Grow in Fellowship: Three Steps to Carpooling to Church

Carpool street sign.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] If you read the comics in your local paper, you’re probably familiar with the antics and mishaps of the … [Read more...]

20 Questions To Help You Understand Your Place

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] I read a provocative quote the other day in Stephen Bouma-Prediger's book For the Beauty of the Earth: "Tell me … [Read more...]

How to Make Sundays Screen Free

Baby or toddler watching television.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Kids ages 8-18 spend more than seven-and-a-half hours each day on electronic devices. Kids under six watch … [Read more...]

Taking Creation Care One Month at a Time

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] “Bird by bird.” That’s the key phrase in Anne Lamott’s book by the same title, which is a guide to … [Read more...]

February 2nd, 2011: Not Just for Groundhogs This Year

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] On February 2nd, a reluctant little groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, will be coaxed out of his hole … [Read more...]

Your Creation Care Calendar for 2011

January 2011 calendar page.

[Ed. note: This article is part of our weekly series of church activities, called Cultivating Community, published on Thursdays.] Mark your calendars! With the flip of the page onto January 2011 a few days ago, we entered a new year full of … [Read more...]