Reflection in response to learning more about a past Beersheba owner, John Armfield

By Russell Casteel, Executive Director of Camp and Retreat Ministry In the September 15 issue of The Washington Post, the article, They were once America’s cruelest, richest slave traders. Why does no one know their names? Hannah Natanson highlights the role of John Armfield and Isaac Franklin in the American slave trade. Now, 400 years […]

Beersheba Springs Assembly Announces New Program & Retreat Director

Beersheba Springs Assembly is pleased to announce that Trevor Gentry will start as the new Program and Retreat Director in January 2019. The Program & Retreat Director is responsible for hosting and providing excellent care of our normal retreats and groups, along with developing new retreats and programs for the Assembly. Trevor brings with him […]

Cedar Crest Camp | 5 year impact report

Cedar Crest Camp will end 2017 having served thousands of children, youth, and adults in the Tennessee Conference through summer camp and retreat programming. More than 70 local churches were represented in Cedar Crest’s 2017 summer season campership, and a host of other churches and conference connectional ministries contributed to spring and fall retreat seasons […]

Christmas at Beersheba

Christmas at Beersheba is right around the corner! Join new friends for Hors D’oeurves and Christams carols, you’ll enjoy a hearty home-cooked Christmas dinner and everyone will focus on the reason for the season during a spirit filled worship service. Space is limited, so get your reservation in now! Day Events: November 30th, December 4th, […]

Expired: New Director Announced for Beersheba Springs Assembly

The Tennessee Conference Board of Camp and Retreat Ministries is pleased to announce that Sarah Ratz will start as the new director at Beersheba Springs Assembly in September. The Director of Beersheba Springs Assembly is responsible for the overall management of the conference center, including hospitality, food service, maintenance, program development and office management.  The […]

Young Clergy Initiative Grants for Aldrich and Casteel 

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) as part of their strategy to enable and resource leadership within the church has selected the 2017 Young Clergy Initiative (YCI) grant, recipients. This year, applications were received from every United Methodist jurisdictional conference, and of those applications, 34 grants were awarded. Congratulations to recipients from our […]

Lake Junaluska Announces “Love Your #Selfie” Theme for Summer Youth Events

Lake Junaluska, N.C. – Lake Junaluska has announced the theme for its 2017 Summer Youth Events: “Love Your #Selfie: Appreciating God’s Masterpiece in the Mirror.” The theme was created to inspire youth groups over the course of six events taking place at Lake Junaluska from June 11- July 2. All youth groups are invited to […]

NextGen Ministries will offer summer camp pickup during 2017 Annual Conference!

NextGen Ministries, in partnership with TNUMC Camp & Retreat Ministries, will offer to transport children and youth to Cedar Crest Camp during Annual Conference in 2017. Young people who have finished first through eighth grades can take advantage of this service during the second week of June. During this week of camp, children who have finished […]

Cedar Crest Summer Registration Open

Cedar Crest Camp is thrilled to open registration for summer 2017. There are several camping options this summer for children and youth who have finished first grade through senior year of high school. Children who have finished first or second grade can experience three days and two nights of camping in our Mini Camps. Children […]