By Rev. Kerry Greenhill The path of vocational, set-apart ministry makes no claims or promises to be an easy one. We who are called to continue Jesus’ work of servant leadership by proclaiming the Word, serving with compassion, working for justice, and assisting with the sacramental life of the Church know that this work will … Continue reading Living into Our Gifts and Callings
By Rev. Nani Arning “A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.” This quote struck me as absolute truth when it has come to ministry. It’s comfortable to be in a place where I know what to do and how to do it, until it’s challenged. Life is about growth and … Continue reading Reflections on Five Years of Sacred Stones Ministries
By Rev. Denise Bender A little over five years ago, four clergywomen, all ordained United Methodist deacons, serendipitously decided to seek a new and unique way to bridge the church with the world. The paradigm shift in Christianity today is focused on how the church can be the gospel in the world, instead of merely … Continue reading Sacred Stones Ministries Celebrates Five Years
You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God through us; for the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God. - 2 Corinthians 9:11-12 Today is Giving Tuesday, a movement of generosity that has … Continue reading Help us grow by making a donation today for Giving Tuesday!
It's the most wonderful time of the year... unless you're knee-deep in end-of-year reports and business meetings, up to your ears in events for children and youth, swamped with worship planning for a dozen special services (each with their own sacred cows), and managing your own family of origin stresses and dysfunctions at the same … Continue reading Meditations to Help You Re-Connect with God
Sacred Stones Ministries equips individuals and Christian communities to connect more deeply with God, with each other, and with the world. If you have benefited from our work, or want to help us reach more people and churches - especially smaller, urban, rural, and ethnically diverse churches - please consider making a donation today: http://www.SacredStonesMinistries.org/donate … Continue reading #GivingTuesday
Sacred Stones Ministries invites clergy and laypeople from Colorado’s eastern plains and surrounding areas to join us for Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Burlington United Methodist Church will host a day of worship, workshops, and conversation, starting at 9:30 a.m. and finishing by 3:00 p.m. Four ordained … Continue reading Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry
Do you ever wonder if your church is stuck in a rut? Or maybe overlooking some crucial details in how you carry out your mission in the community? Schedule a 10-Hour Tune-Up consultation with Rev. Doug McKinney to start re-energizing mission and ministry in 2017!
Summer is often a season of transition in United Methodist circles, as the clergy appointment year begins July 1. For those serving churches, especially itinerant elders, this often means farewells in June and new beginnings in July. For other clergy, including elders in extension ministry or deacons serving beyond the local church, summer is the … Continue reading Season of Transition: Welcome, Doug!
Sacred Stones Ministries is pleased to announce the launch of Re*Connection: Worship for Clergy and Other Servant Leaders, beginning April 22, 2016. The first service will take place at 11:00 a.m. that day at the Evanston Center for Spiritual Wholeness and Healing, 2122 S. Lafayette St., Denver. Re*Connection is a project born of conversations with … Continue reading Re*Connection: Worship for Clergy and Other Servant Leaders