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C3 Sermon Challenge

C3 Sermon Challenge

(Named in Honor of Mike Sigmon)

The church needs to hear the Word of God proclaimed regarding Christians caring for creation. To nurture this proclamation, C3 is initiating a Creation Care sermon challenge for ministers of all denominations, ages, genders and ordination status.


The sermon on the topic of creation care should be a typed manuscript that would be preached in a 15-30 minute sermon. The sermon will be blind judged by a panel of seasoned proclaimers based on theological content, creativity, practical application and persuasive language. Submissions should be sent to and received by Earth Day, April 22, 2021.


The winner of the sermon challenge will be awarded $500.00 and two honorable mention awards of $250 will be awarded as well. Sermons must be preached in some corporate setting in order to collect the award. The winning sermon and two honorable mention sermons will also be posted on the C3 website and Facebook page.

Grading Rubric

Theological/Biblical Content 40 points

Practical Application 30 points

Creativity 15 points

Persuasive Language 15 points.

Mike Sigmon, benefactor for the C3 Sermon Challenge, is a retired Baptist pastor who lives in Hickory, NC along with his wife Sandy. He is a graduate of Mars Hill College and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, while Sandy has degrees from Lenoir-Rhyne University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. They have two children and two grandchildren. Mike is the President of Life Enrichment, Inc. and hosts travel tours around the world so that people can be inspired by God’s beautiful creation.

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Megan Pardue
Megan Pardue
Mar 17, 2021

I'm delighted to hear about this sermon challenge. I have a few follow up questions:

1. Do you only want manuscripts or would you receive a recorded sermon video or recorded audio alongside the manuscript? My concern is that much is lost without the delivery.

2. What format should the manuscript be? PDF? Word doc?

3. For sermon submissions that were preached in particular contexts, would it be appropriate for the manuscript to include a paragraph explaining the targeted audience/community/context?

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