Why Are We Stewards of Creation? – A World Vision Position Paper


World Vision’s Biblical Undestanding of How we Relate to Creation

Jared Hyneman, Christopher Shore – Natural Environment and Climate Issues

Executive Summary


The purpose of this document is to concisely clarify and explain World Vision’s understanding of the

Bible’s foundational teaching on God’s creation, especially as it affects World Vision’s mission. One of our guiding documents, titled our Core Values, declares:

We are stewards of God’s creation. We care for the earth and act in ways that will restore and protect the environment. We ensure that our development activities are ecologically sound.

As a Christian organisation, World Vision has more than practical, historic or development theory reasons for acting. We act because we are informed by and rely on the biblical narrative, church history, and our creeds and doctrines. As World Vision works to protect and serve the most vulnerable, we must consider creation and environmental issues. Only by doing so can all God’s children, especially ‘the least of these’, experience life in all its fullness. Continue reading “Why Are We Stewards of Creation? – A World Vision Position Paper”