Workshops

Revs. Nani Arning, Kerry Greenhill, and Denise Bender
Revs. Nani Arning, Kerry Greenhill, and Denise Bender

We love teaching, developing leaders, and making space for church leaders and members to grow deeper in faith, discipleship, spirituality, and ministry. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting a workshop for your church, community, or judicatory!

Recent workshop topics include:

  • Bringing the Word to Life in Worship
  • Teaching the Faith to Multiple Generations
  • Reaching Out in Love to Diverse Neighbors
  • Christian Discipleship in the 21st Century
  • Designing Your Space for Worship

Other Workshops Available:

Stones and baby handsTeaching the Stories of Our Faith:
A Workshop for Those in Ministry with Children

Join Rev. Nani Arning and Rev. Denise Bender for a full day of tips and tools for strengthening your church’s ministries with children. Topics include:

  • Small Group Dynamics and Community Building for Families
  • Special Needs Ministry – Visible and Unseen Challenges
  • Safe Sanctuaries
  • Developmental Theories and Learning Styles
  • Helping Children Reach a Deeper Spiritual Level
  • Liturgical and Special Seasons

Contact us if you would like to request this workshop at your church!

Encountering the Holy:
Enlivening Worship through God-Centered Design

Rev. Kerry Greenhill explores principles of design for God-centered worship and a variety of perspectives on enlivening worship for mainline churches. Sessions may include:

  • Whole and Holy: Principles of Design for Integrative Worship
  • Planning for Diverse Needs and Experiences
  • Creative Techniques for Engaging and Presenting Scripture
  • Writing Your Own Liturgy (While Leaving Room for the Spirit)
  • Trouble-Shooting Challenges in Worship Planning

Contact us if your district, circuit, or worship team would like to learn more!

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Fundraisers and Outings

Dead Sea Scrolls: Lecture & Museum Visit

Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls were in Denver this summer! The most important archaeological discovery of the 20th century, the Scrolls have revolutionized our understanding of the origins of Judaism and Christianity and the biblical texts they share in common. On Sunday, August 5, we joined Dr. Eric C. Smith of the Iliff School of Theology for a conversation about the discovery of the Scrolls and the way they have changed our thinking about the Bible and two of the world’s major religions.

~Learn more about this event here~

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Sacred Vessels: Pottery Night

Decker-Smith Pottery

Jessa Decker-Smith, of Decker-Smith Pottery, led a fun and meaningful evening experience of creating one-of-a-kind artwork from clay, September 2018. Details here; be sure to sign up for our email list to learn about future events!

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Re*Connection Worship

Sacred Stones Ministries was pleased to offer Re*Connection: Worship for Clergy and Other Servant Leaders. Re*Connection provided opportunities for church leaders to re-connect with God, with self, and with a community of belonging, to be refreshed for the work of ministry. Learn more about this initiative, or follow us on Facebook.

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Theater & Theology

As part of our mission to help Christian communities engage more deeply with God, with each other, and with the world, Sacred Stones Ministries occasionally plans group outings to see performances at the Denver Center for Performing Arts.

Email Kerry@SacredStonesMinistries.org to learn more, or sign up for our email list if you would like to be notified of future Theater & Theology opportunities!

In past years, we saw An Act of God; The ChristiansThe 12 (a new rock musical about the disciples in the two days after Jesus’ death); The Book of Mormon; and A Christmas Story, The Musical.  When possible, we have planned a meal or refreshments before or after the show for people to get to know each other better, and to have time to discuss themes portrayed in the shows. Discussions have covered such topics as the gifts and challenges of nostalgia, bullying, satire, taboos, idealism, doubt, and the spiritual journey.

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