Take a Break in the Wilderness: Join Us for Spring Worship Planning Retreats

This winter has been a rough one for many pastors, especially in the United Methodist Church. Between constantly-breaking political news and the conflict of General Conference, not to mention a “bomb cyclone” of rain, wind, and snow for much of the Rocky Mountain region this week, the wilderness of Lent seems to be upon us … Continue reading Take a Break in the Wilderness: Join Us for Spring Worship Planning Retreats

A Unique Lesson on Poverty for Youth

by Rev. Denise Bender The Gospels tell us that Jesus often spoke to and about people who are poor during his earthly life and ministry. Yet for churches in middle-class or higher settings, youth may have little interaction with people living in poverty, and may not realize the many challenges that come with low or … Continue reading A Unique Lesson on Poverty for Youth

Living into Our Gifts and Callings

By Rev. Kerry Greenhill The path of vocational, set-apart ministry makes no claims or promises to be an easy one. We who are called to continue Jesus’ work of servant leadership by proclaiming the Word, serving with compassion, working for justice, and assisting with the sacramental life of the Church know that this work will … Continue reading Living into Our Gifts and Callings

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Litany of Gratitude for Staff with a Servant’s Heart

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

Meditations to Help You Re-Connect with God

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

Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry

Sacred Stones Ministries invites clergy and laypeople from Colorado’s eastern plains and surrounding areas to join us for Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry, on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Burlington United Methodist Church will host a day of worship, workshops, and conversation, starting at 9:30 a.m. and finishing by 3:00 p.m. Four ordained … Continue reading Tending the Soil: Practices to Enrich Your Ministry