I am honored to have a devotion and three prayers included in a new book, We Pray with Her: Encouragement for All Women Who Lead. Written and edited by young United Methodist clergy women, this book features reflections in the categories of Call, Courage, Struggle, and Persistence, as well as prayers for many different occasions. … Continue reading Blessing to Be Who You Are
It's the most wonderful time of the year... unless you're knee-deep in end-of-year reports and business meetings, up to your ears in events for children and youth, swamped with worship planning for a dozen special services (each with their own sacred cows), and managing your own family of origin stresses and dysfunctions at the same … Continue reading Meditations to Help You Re-Connect with God
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.
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
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
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
Do you have an idea for a new ministry, or want to revitalize an existing program in your church, but aren't sure where to start? Have you been thinking of contacting Sacred Stones Ministries to learn more about our work, but just haven't had time to follow through? Come get to know us! All Rocky … Continue reading Clergy Orders Retreat Happy Hour: Come Get to Know Us!
This June, I spent five days working with a small group of young adults on a mission trip doing flood recovery outside Lyons, Colorado. We pried off branches, logs, and parts of cars that had wrapped themselves around trees; hauled out debris that had washed downriver – everything from kitchen sinks to elk antlers; we … Continue reading The Best Kind of Working Vacation: Five Reasons to Go on a Mission Trip, by Rev. Debra Juarez