Confirm and Small(er) Church Youth Ministry

On August 11, the United Methodist Publishing House hosted a gathering to introduce new United Methodist endorsed confirmation curriculum. Initiated by the Confirmation Project of Princeton Theological Seminary in 2014, Youth Ministry Partners (Abingdon Press) joined the process to develop new Methodist confirmation training. The new curriculum, Confirm, hopes to offer a fresh approach to […]

Exploring the Call to Ministry

Three young adults from Hispanic ministries in the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church have sensed a call to ministry and were approved by their District Committee on Ordained Ministry (dCOM) to begin the Orientation to Ministry process (OTM). OTM is a 6-month group mentoring discernment process. It all begins and ends with a day-long […]

Polynesian Luau: A Celebration of the History and Cultures of the Polynesian People

“This was a glorious celebration.” “It was a magical trip.” “It was incredible” “It was a wonderful evening.” “It was so much fun.” Such were the expressions used to describe the experience of those who attended the Polynesian Luau. On Saturday, August 6, 2016, from 4:00 to 8:00 pm Bethel-Woodlawn United Methodist Church hosted their […]

A Sacred Calling to Care for the Earth

Rev. Regina Proctor of Franklin First UMC and Rev. Paul Slentz, Pastor for Creation Care and Environmental Justice for the Nashville District, invite all United Methodists in the Tennessee Conference to attend an inspiring day of exploring a “Sacred Calling to  Care for the Earth.” For more information, contact Rev. Slentz at or Rev. […]