Is It Time for a Tune-Up?

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! Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Worship for the Whole Community: Training & Coaching Opportunity

Why do people come to worship? What spiritual and human needs do your church’s worship experiences currently meet? What groups of people in your community are under-represented (or not represented at all) in your congregation? How can you more effectively … Continue reading

Announcing “Stepping Stones”: Sacred Stones Ministries’ New Scholarship Fund

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 … Continue reading

Sacred Stones Ministries offers Denver youth their first mission trip, by Rev. Denise Bender

Sacred Stones Ministries offers Denver youth their first mission trip | by Rev. Denise Bender | Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc.

This story was originally published on RMCUMC.org on September 4, 2015. View the full story and photos. Sacred Stones Ministries, Inc., provided a week of mission from Aug. 10 to 14 for four Denver youth who had not been on … Continue reading

Five Ways Your Church May Be Making Visitors Feel Unwelcome – and How to Fix Them, by Revs. Denise Bender and Kerry Greenhill

"No Admittance: Please Use Other Door" - Five Ways Churches Make Visitors Feel Unwelcome | Sacred Stones Ministries | Revs. Denise Bender & 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 … Continue reading

Building Understanding and Cultural Bridges: Adult Mission Trip to the Wind River Reservation

Sacred Stones Ministries invites adults, both clergy and laity, to join in a trip to Ft. Washakie, on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, this August. We will work on a variety of projects in the community while building relationships … Continue reading