Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry

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

Worship for the Whole Community (Pt 2): Why It Matters, How It Will Help You

Perhaps you read about Rev. Kerry's training and coaching opportunity, Worship for the Whole Community (and if you haven't yet, please check it out!), and you thought, "Well, it sounds great, but this is a difficult time to take on something new. Too much pressure, too much going on with Advent and Christmas (on a … Continue reading Worship for the Whole Community (Pt 2): Why It Matters, How It Will Help You

Re*Connection: Worship for Clergy and Other Servant Leaders

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 | by Rev. Kerry Greenhill | Sacred Stones Ministries

Preaching for the Future, by Rev. Kerry Greenhill

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

"No Admittance: Please Use Other Door" - Five Ways Churches Make Visitors Feel Unwelcome | Sacred Stones Ministries | Revs. Denise Bender & Kerry Greenhill

Five Ways Your Church May Be Making Visitors Feel Unwelcome – and How to Fix Them, by Revs. Denise Bender and 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

Transition Time – A Blessing, by Rev. 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