Harry Denman Evangelism Award | June 30 Deadline

Nominations for the Harry Denman Evangelism Award are open through June 30, 2020. Please consider nominating a youth, clergy, or layperson that you believe has expressed a great gift for evangelism. Online submission form for Denman nominations. “The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism […]

Fundraising Resources from the Association of Fundraising Professionals

This information was graciously shared by our friends in the TN, Great Smoky Mountains Chapter. Upcoming Webinars Fundraising During Uncertain Times Watch the first installment in this webinar series: Major Gifts Webinar Donor Communication In The Wake of COVID-19 Webinar Recordings The Intentional Fundraiser During Fear & Uncertainty — How to Fundraise? Covid-19 and Your […]

Native American Ministry Events

TN Conference Committee on Native American Ministries “CONAM” Invites you to:  Native American Ministry Sunday will take place on April 26, 2020 | Native American Ministry Sunday is one of six Special Sunday Offerings. Funds from the offering are used within the TN Conference and are available nationally to Native Americans attending seminary as well as other […]

5 Tips for Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety

In her video report, “Coping with Covid-19 Anxiety,” Washington Post reporter Nicole Ellis and Dr. Jennifer Yip, executive director at the Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief, discuss five tips to preserve your mental health in this time of confusion and uncertainty. The fear that many people feel right now, said Dr. Yip, is […]

Be Prepared for the Possible Spread of Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that the collaboration of Faith-Based and Community Organizations with public health agencies will be essential in protecting the public’s health and safety if and when a  pandemic occurs. The CDC checklist linked below provides guidance for religious and community organizations in developing and improving influenza pandemic […]

Austin Seminary partners with CYMT to open an extension campus in Nashville

Brentwood, TN— The Center Youth Ministry Training (CYMT) has partnered with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary to offer a Master of Arts in Youth Ministry degree at an extension campus in Nashville, pending approval by accrediting bodies and the state of Tennessee. The program will be the nation’s largest graduate program in youth ministry for mainline […]

Training for Mentoring Youth Available

Confirmation is a critical part of a young person’s life in the United Methodist Church, so it’s important that their mentor is prepared for that experience, as well. Hopefully, the mentorship continues after confirmation, but that can be hard when the mentor doesn’t feel prepared for that challenge. The online “Mentoring Young People in Their […]

Get a Doctorate of Ministry in Land, Food and Faith Formation

Memphis Theological Seminary is currently accepting applications for the Doctor of Ministry in Land, Food, and Faith Formation. This dynamic and innovative low-residency program is open to students who are passionate about the intersections of ministry with agricultural practices, food justice, care for the land, and the role of faith communities in both rural and […]

A New Resource Available to Aid the Discussion of Sexuality in the Church

Faithful and Inclusive: The Bible, Sexuality, and The United Methodist Church, a DVD video resource released this past fall, is now available at Cokesbury. This resource has sold over 900 copies nationally. Many pastors and laity have expressed a desire for resources to help their congregation learn about and discuss the current issue of sexuality […]

Historical Marker Unveiled at Clark Memorial UMC

by Wanda Clay This was a spectacular day as Clark begins their 155th year Anniversary celebration. On a journey that began quite some time ago, Sunday, February 9th, the Historical Marker from the Metro Historical Commission was unveiled on the corner of 14th & Phillips Street in recognition of Clark Memorial United Methodist Church.  Clark […]