Is "Follow your passion" the best advice for those seeking meaningful work? To what extent does developing specific skills or expertise help you find work you love? Rev. Kerry reviews Cal Newport’s 2012 book with an eye to ministry applications.
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
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
Friends and colleagues keep asking how Sacred Stones is doing, and I am always pleased to tell them how much interest people are expressing in our model of shared and supportive ministries. In fact, the response has been so positive that I (Kerry) have not had time to stay current on communicating all our news! … Continue reading Exciting Updates on Sacred Stones Ministries!
Working the Soil: Preparing for Fall and Advent a planning retreat for pastors Make time this summer to get away from the daily demands of ministry in order to begin planning your worship themes and series for fall and Advent. Join companions on the journey as we make room for the Spirit in our midst, … Continue reading Register now for Working the Soil: Preparing for Fall and Advent, a planning retreat for pastors
As a solo pastor serving half time, at what is considered a small congregation, I quickly learned that although we are small and cannot have multiple staff members, we still deserved quality Christian Education for our children and their families. Many Sundays with more than half of our congregation consisting of children and youth, we … Continue reading Thoughts from a Pastor – Rev. Bich Thy (Betty) Nguyen
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. ― Meister Eckhart Today is our official public launch as Sacred Stones Ministries. We have filed Articles of Incorporation as a Colorado non-profit organization, received the approval of the Rocky Mountain Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and Appointive Cabinet as a ministry setting for Deacons, and … Continue reading It’s our birthday!
We live in a world that craves instant gratification, and expects change to be instantaneous and easy - just look at all of the "makeover" reality shows on TV. But we know that true transformation is rarely fast - just look to the story of the Ugly Duckling. One of my favorite posters is that … Continue reading Of ducklings and swans: A story of transformation