Next Gen Ministries Begins Monthly Book Club

Attendees from across the Tennessee Conference gathered on Thursday, Feb. 23 for the first Next Gen Book Club to discuss Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church. Rev. Joanna Cummings, Director of Children’s Ministry at The Village Church Nashville, facilitated the discussion, sharing insight she gained from reading […]

I Dream A World

In seasons of distress and grief such as in recent days, poetry creates space. Today we need a word. A word that reminds us of who we are and to whom we belong as a people beloved and created in the image of God. We need a poem, a song, a word which pulls us […]

Murfreesboro Shepherd’s School

Over 200 laity and clergy from the Murfreesboro District gathered for the annual Shepherd School on Sunday, February 12 at Tullahoma First United Methodist Church. The afternoon began with a variety of workshops for both laity and clergy. Rose Ellis, Cokesbury representative to the TN Conference, shared information on 2017 Vacation Bible School curriculum options. […]

61st Avenue UMC to Close its Doors | Ebenezer in Discernment

The following is a letter sent to 61st Avenue UMC’s donors and partners in early February. Below it is a note about Ministerio Metodista Ebenezer. Please note that 61st UMC and Ebenezer will continue current ministries through June 24, 2017 and appreciates the continued financial support of partners to cover program, operational, and staff expenses.  Grace […]

CM CARES: Religious Scholars Program Now Accepting Applications

The CM CARES Religious Scholars Program is offering 50 scholarships of $5,000 each for a total of $250,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. The scholarship is for religious scholars to use towards the completion of their academic year. As part of our mission to Protect the Greater Good, Church Mutual Insurance Company believes helping our […]

Refusing to Be Comforted: A Methodist Response to Violence

with Bishop Sally Dyck and Bishop Bill McAlilly February 25, 2017 8:00 am to 12:30 pm St. John’s United Methodist Church 1207 Peabody Ave., Memphis, TN St. John’s UMC, in collaboration with the Methodist House of Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary, invite you for a time of prayerful discernment, discussion, idea sharing, and witness making […]

GBHEM Expands Pastoral Education with New Couse of Study Offerings

The Division of Ordained Ministry at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry today announced the establishment of three new options for the education of part-time licensed local pastors: an Extension of the Course of Study School of Ohio (COSSO) to be located at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, a satellite Course of […]

New UMCOM Online Training Experiences Available

New online training courses are available for local church leaders and members. The two new courses complement existing online offerings, adding to a learning library that can assist trainees on a journey to boost church vitality. The Effective Church Marketing course leads participants through a step-by-step process of examination, dreaming and planning using United Methodist […]