Worship for the Whole Community: Training & Coaching Opportunity

Why do people come to worship? What spiritual and human needs do your church’s worship experiences currently meet? What groups of people in your community are under-represented (or not represented at all) in your congregation? How can you more effectively reach out to include and bless people from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles? If your church … Continue reading Worship for the Whole Community: Training & Coaching Opportunity

Take our survey for Re*Connection Worship!

Re*Connection Worship for clergy and other servant leaders launched in April, and we have had two worship services so far. This summer we'll offer one family-friendly event, then resume monthly worship in the fall. If you are clergy, church staff, or another servant leader who faces challenges in finding a worship experience and community where … Continue reading Take our survey for Re*Connection Worship!

Why Deacons? | by Rev. Kerry Greenhill | Sacred Stones Ministries

United Methodist Deacons Celebrate 20 Years of Servant Leadership

In 1996, the General Conference of The United Methodist Church changed our denominational understanding of the diaconate, creating the Order of Deacon as a second path within ordained ministry. This year, we celebrate 20 years of clergy leading ministries characterized by Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry created … Continue reading United Methodist Deacons Celebrate 20 Years of Servant Leadership