by Rev. Kerry Greenhill This post was written for RethinkChurch.org, where it was published on March 26, 2019. Where do you go to find community? Your school or workplace? A yoga class or happy hour gathering? The local diner or recovery meeting? For much of the 20th century, churches were a center of community life … Continue reading A Church Space Brings New Life
By Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2019 The United Methodist Church is preparing for a special Called Session of General Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, next week to pray, worship, discuss, discern, deliberate, and vote on several possible plans for how we might move forward as a denomination that is deeply divided over the extent to … Continue reading A Blessing for Delegates to General Conference
A Prayer for When the Institution Lets You Down Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2018 God, you know I love you, but sometimes I find it so hard to love your people, so hard to see your goodness in the body we call the Church. What is it about humankind that makes us clutch at every … Continue reading A Prayer for When the Institution Lets You Down
by Rev. Kerry Greenhill © 2012 Let us give thanks for the ministry of small details: For greetings offered and doors unlocked for attendance entered and reminders sent for expenses processed and checks prepared we give thanks for your service in Christ’s name. For floors mopped and polished and carpets vacuumed for lilies ordered and mail … Continue reading Litany of Gratitude for Staff with a Servant’s Heart
Do you ever wonder if your church is stuck in a rut? Or maybe overlooking some crucial details in how you carry out your mission in the community? Schedule a 10-Hour Tune-Up consultation with Rev. Doug McKinney to start re-energizing mission and ministry in 2017!
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
A blessing for those stepping out of parish ministry. // The rhythms are different this side of the pulpit. Like walking ashore...
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
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