If you have a special service or special event, please contact Father Bill who will craft a sermon or speech especially for the occasion.
Being upright does not mean you have to be uptight! In this presentation based on his latest book, Father Bill weaves together real life stores to illustrate the Psalmist’s proclamation: “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!” Touching on the themes of gratitude, openness and spiritual transformation, this engaging, inspirational message takes the listener on a journey from the deeply touching to the laugh-out-loud funny. You’ll want to raise a toast to religious truth so joyfully embraced and expressed.
“Conversations with DOG” is a one hour lecture that celebrates our relationship with creation in general and our animal friends in particular. Grounded in faith tradition and furry revelation, Father Bill shares humorous stores about his “Holy Trinity of Terriers” – Sam, Jack and Wili. He focuses on lessons learned from Sam, the “fearless earless Airedale” who miraculously survived a house fire that burned off his ears but could not extinguish his spirit. DOG explores the meaning of a “spirituality on all fours” that is grounded, earthy, honest, affirming and real. Miller also reflects on the four spiritual disciplines of Sam that lead to a more balanced and meaningful life, concluding with a moving reading from “The Gospel According to Sam.”
‘NET” is the world’s only congregational development workshop that features hula dancing, and rewards participants with macadamia nuts and tropical beverage umbrellas! Balancing inspiration with information, William Miller reflects on 20 years of ministerial experience in four diverse and different churches that shared one common characteristic: they grew exponentially, a rarity among mainline congregations! Now living and ministering on the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii, Miller utilizes the traditional Hawaiian Hukilau method of fishing as a metaphor for congregational development that involves the whole community. He explores core values that lead to effective ministry: Context, Collaboration and Creativity. Miller describes how these four congregations navigated the difficult waters of transition and transformation by mending, casting, and gathering the net. Miller’s stories and insights are entertaining, inspiring and often humorous. This workshop is helpful to Christians of every stripe and churches of every size and context. This workshop is offered in three-hour, six -hour, or nine- hour versions.