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

Standing at the Threshold, by Rev. Kerry

I just returned from attending The Young Clergy Women Project Conference, an annual gathering sponsored by an international, ecumenical organization that works to support younger clergywomen. One hundred and eleven of us gathered in Boston to build relationships, grow professionally, and be reminded “You are not the only one.”   Our keynote speaker was Susan … Continue reading Standing at the Threshold, by Rev. Kerry

"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

Dave Raymond, Kerry Greenhill, and baby Anneliese Joy Greenhill-Raymond

How Pastoral Transitions Are Like Having a Baby, or What I Learned on My Maternity Leave

As many of you know, June marks my official return to ministry work after three months of maternity leave. Anneliese Joy was born March 10, and my husband Dave and I could not be more thrilled to have her in our lives. Of course, there have been plenty of challenges along the way, and I … Continue reading How Pastoral Transitions Are Like Having a Baby, or What I Learned on My Maternity Leave