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 sponsoring for the second year, a Creation Care sermon challenge for ministers of all denominations, ages, genders and ordination status. Criteria The sermon on the topic of creation care should be a typed manuscript( 12 point Arial font, double-space Word Document) 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 email@example.com and received by Earth Day, April 22, 2022. Award 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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