UMCOR Help for Mozambique

Millions are displaced and trying to envision a way forward after Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique. UMCOR is already responding. UMCOR approved three $10,000 solidarity grants for the people of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. These grants are providing immediate emergency funding for basic human needs including food distribution, hygiene supplies/clothing distribution, safe water access […]

Bilingual Edition of Popular Mentoring Guide Now Available

Originally published in 1992, the sought-after guide “Mentors as Instruments of God’s Call: Biblical Reflections” by Justo L. González is now available in a special bilingual edition. Readers can follow along in English or Spanish in the new version from the Publishing Office of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), the leadership […]

UMCOR Supports Local Response Efforts

Both the Nashville and Memphis Annual conferences received $10,000 grants from UMCOR due to the impact of recent disasters. These grants are to help with immediate and emergency needs until the entire situation can be assessed and a request for more funding can be submitted. The solidarity grants are a part of the administration costs […]

Building a Strong Children’s Ministry – Annette Safstrom

Flash and fizz can be effective at attracting young families, but without sustainable systems beneath the unforgettable moments, the impact is almost always short-lived. In this practical resource, you’ll learn how to recruit volunteers, partner with parents, navigate politics, and care for your own soul instead of frantically scrambling to do it all yourself. Sustainable Children’s […]

Compassion Now!

Leading with Mindfulness, Contemplation, and Compassion with: William Thiele, PhD, LPCVenerable Thich Thien Tri, Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Vanderbilt Divinity School, Room 124Friday, March 15, 1:00 to 5:00 pmSaturday, March 16, 9:00 am to 4:00 pmCost: $99 for both days, $40 for Friday only, $59 for Saturday only$25 for both days for currently-enrolled Vanderbilt students What […]

Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry

The Forum on Youth Ministry is an event for Christian leaders who work with young people. At the Forum, thought leaders, pastors, and scholars gather together on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary for 4 days to provide lectures, seminars, and worship that feeds their work in youth ministry, and creates space for ministry leaders […]

Live stream discussion: special session of General Conference

March 10, 2019 General Conference delegates and Bishop McAlilly discuss special session legislation and how it affects us in the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences. The recording of the livestream is now available. Live stream participants: Bishop Bill McAlilly Moderator: Rev. Deborah Owens Tennessee Conference delegate leaders: Jim Allen & Rev. Harriet Bryan Memphis Conference delegation […]