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
Last fall, the Alumni office of Iliff School of Theology interviewed Rev. Kerry about the formation of Sacred Stones Ministries and the experience of creating a new kind of ministry. The "alumni story" video posted was just a small fraction of the total conversation, but sums up much of our mission and work in less … Continue reading Rev. Kerry’s Alumni Interview for Iliff School of Theology
With a donation from board member Carl Cleveland, Sacred Stones Ministries has launched a new scholarship fund to enable small churches to participate in events or receive consulting services that would otherwise be out of their reach. Starting with Giving Tuesday on December 1, all undesignated donations to Sacred Stones in December will go to … Continue reading Announcing “Stepping Stones”: Sacred Stones Ministries’ New Scholarship Fund
As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, we here at Sacred Stones Ministries are so grateful for all who support us in this experimental ministry. We could not do this without you - our family, friends, colleagues, clients, board members, donors, encouragers, and community! Whether you are gathering with family or friends this week, or doing … Continue reading With a Grateful Heart
The book of Acts tells the stories of how the early church sought to understand its purpose, clarify its audience, and organize people to carry on the work and message of Jesus. From the dozen closest followers of Jesus to the growing movement of thousands of Jewish and Gentile believers, the first-century church soon realized … Continue reading Why Deacons? by Rev. Kerry Greenhill