A blessing for those stepping out of parish ministry. // The rhythms are different this side of the pulpit. Like walking ashore...
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
PREACHING FOR THE FUTURE: 2nd Annual Preaching Academy with Rev. Dr. Jana L. Childers By Kerry Greenhill, with photos by Valerie Jackson (an edited version of this article was posted 10/26/2015 at http://www.RMCUMC.org) At the second annual Preaching Academy of the Rocky Mountain Conference, Dr. Jana Childers advised that to reach the Millennial generation, pastors … Continue reading Preaching for the Future, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill
Earlier this month I (Denise) was visiting my parents back in my hometown. I haven’t lived there for a very long time, and rarely am I there over a Sunday because of my clergy duties back home. But on this visit I happened to be there on a Sunday. After searching the internet for local … Continue reading Five Ways Your Church May Be Making Visitors Feel Unwelcome – and How to Fix Them, by Revs. Denise Bender and Kerry Greenhill
In the United Methodist system of appointing pastors to churches, July 1 is the usual start date for pastors in their new ministry settings. Transitions can be challenging for everyone involved - the pastor, the church they leave behind, the new church, and the pastor's spouse or family. I wrote about this more extensively last … Continue reading Transition Time – A Blessing, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill
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
As part of our commitment to our own continuing education and professional formation, the partners of Sacred Stones Ministries are in covenant to read and discuss one book a quarter that can inform our work. Recognizing that many of our followers might find these insights helpful as well, we will offer here a brief review … Continue reading Book Review: To Sell Is Human