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, […]

Celebrate the Promise Moves Online

Although the offices of Miriam’s Promise are closed, the counselors are still working very hard to offer services without interruption to clients. Expectant parents are receiving counseling, parents are receiving coaching, and home studies are being written. While it is unclear what world will look like when this time of social distancing ends,  the fact […]

“I Don’t Even Know What Day It Is!”- Five Tips for Children’s Ministry Leaders During COVID-19

If you are finding yourself feeling a little out of sorts, and maybe even forgetting what day of the week it is, we want you to know you are not alone. This season of doing ministry in light of COVID-19 is one that none of us feel prepared for. There is not a book to […]

Weekly Devotionals for Children’s Ministry Leaders during this Easter Season.

The pre-launch team of the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Annual Conference is preparing weekly devotionals for leaders during this Easter Season. WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2020 – Change Read: Acts 9:1-17 There have been a lot of changes in our world lately.  We have changed the way that we have church. Kids have changed the way that […]

Caring for Kids in a Socially Distant World: Five Strategies for Pastoral Care

Caring for Kids in a Socially Distant World: Five Strategies for Pastoral Care developed by the pre-launch Tennessee Western Kentucky Conference Children’s Ministry Team We are created and wired for connection with God and with others…so finding ourselves less connected in the world of “social” or “physical” distancing is difficult. As we serve our churches, […]

St. Mark’s UMC Connects with Local Families by Hosting Bike Rodeo

Volunteers from Murfreesboro Bicycle Club, St. Mark’s UMC, and Reeves Rogers Elementary School worked together to put on a unique community event – a Bike Rodeo – at the church.  The Murfreesboro City School System loaned bikes for participants who didn’t own bikes. This was a wonderful opportunity for St Mark’s UMC to invite neighborhood […]

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 […]

Youth Discover Threads of Christ’s Love at Warmth in Winter

By Brennen Boose NASHVILLE, TN – Over 2,400 youth and church youth leaders packed the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center for 2019 Warmth in Winter. Youth from all across the Tennessee Conference traveled to Nashville, TN to be reminded of how we are knit together through Christ. The theme of the conference was Woven. Based […]