God’s mercies are new every morning! But sometimes it is easy for us to get stuck in the same old routine. This New Year let’s hit the “reset button,” so we can claim the fresh start God makes available to us. As we rediscover our true identity in the love of God, we will discover new purpose and, guided by the compass of God’s values, head off in an exciting God-given direction! Click here
A New Path: Laity Sunday
God is leading us to let go of the past and to embrace the new things God is doing. For Laity Sunday (October 17). Click here
Designed based on the lectionary texts for August 8 & 15. Can be used at any time throughout the year. Click here
Not Soon Forgotten
A service of legacy, love and leadership (honoring Black History Month, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day). More information coming soon. Click here
Breakthrough Sermon Series
Breakthrough is a resource designed to provide easy to use best practices and worship series so that GNJ congregations can re-tune their worship, spend less time preparing the details and focus on what really matters – preaching the gospel to make disciples of Christ for the transformation of the world.
The suggestions in these pages have been cultivated from leaders in GNJ churches. They’ve been tried and tested in different ministry settings and contexts. Take a look and use them to refresh your worship. Click here
Living in a Strange Land
Bonus Series offered by collaborative works of UMC Clergy in the Northeastern Jurisdiction.
We’re not the first people to find ourselves living in a strange land. Wherever we are living, God is working. As disciples of Jesus, how do we learn to live in this land from those who have been here before us? All are looking forward into the new land and finding the blessings where they are planted. Click here.
Miracles Everywhere Sermon Series
The Gospels tell of Jesus’ miracle ministry using two Greek words dunamis and simaios. In the synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke, the Greek word dunamis is used which means power – God’s power to transform life. The Gospel of John primarily uses the word simaios, which means sign – a miracle that points to God’s activity in the world. Where is God still at work? How are we called to be courageous participants? As we open our eyes and fill our prayers with expectation, we’ll find miracles everywhere. Click here
Water and Roots
Join with churches all across Greater New Jersey in rediscovering the power of baptism! Download sermon series resources, graphics, promotional material, small group curriculum, and much more! Click here
Rejoice Sermon Series
Rejoice always is one of the shortest verses in all of scripture. It is also one of the most challenging. What did these words mean to a church community in transition? What do they mean for us today? In this five week series we will find joy in our past, our present and our future as we celebrate our progress and face our challenges. Click here
Encountering Hope | Lent Sermon Series
Following just the six Sundays leading up to Easter – There is a progression of meetings and encounters that Jesus has on his way to the cross. Each encounter points toward the hope of redemption and salvation. Each encounter is more public than the previous, leading us from individual experiences to group encounters to a redemptive event for the whole world.