College Students Experience God through Micro Retreats at Cedar Crest

In this season where safety of all is of utmost importance, our camping and campus ministries have successfully found ways to be adaptive in how they create and offer experiences of sabbath and discipleship for young adults.   “One of the most overlooked groups of faith in the midst of this pandemic has been young adults,” […]

A letter to the Church from Martin Methodist College President Mark La Branche

September 11, 2020 Dear Church, As Martin steps into its 151st year, we do so with strength for today and bright hope for the future of our vital mission in southern Middle Tennessee. Throughout its history, the college has faced many “dangers, toils, and snares.” Your love, loyalty, prayers, and generous support have helped us […]

Young adults gather virtually to discern their calling despite COVID-19

By Meg Young, TNUMC Communications Intern Coronavirus has not deterred Tennessee Conference (TNUMC) leaders from helping young adults discern their calling. When on-site internships and jobs disappeared or moved online, they created an online program to support conference college students and young adults. Russell Casteel, director of camp and retreat ministries in the Tennessee Conference; […]

TNUMC Camp & Retreat Ministries Announce Suspension of Summer Operations

Beersheba Springs Assembly and Cedar Crest Camp have announced that they will suspend operations for the 2020 Summer season.  This decision is supported and endorsed by the TNUMC Camp and Retreat Board of Directors, Bishop McAlilly, and TNUMC Connectional Ministries.  Camp and Retreat exists to provide churches, families, and communities the space to encounter God, […]

Memphis & Tennessee Campus Ministry Students Create 2020 Daily Lenten Meditations

Daily Lenten Meditations 2020 A collaboration among the Wesley Foundations of the new conference. Prayerfully written by college students. Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church The Wesley Foundations within this new conference are excited for this unity and the transformations to come! Praise be to God for his grace, love, and mercy! View […]

Campus Ministries come together to Rise Against Hunger!

Students and campus ministers from the Tennessee State Wesley, Belmont Wesley, Fisk Wesley, and Vanderbilt Wesley came together on Saturday, November 9,  at Calvary United Methodist Church to collaborate together with Rise Against Hunger. During their time together, they packaged 11,000 meals that Rise Against Hunger will distribute to those in need. Rise Against Hunger is […]