“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, […]

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 […]

October is SIDS Awareness Month

Babies should sleep ALONE, on their BACK and in a CRIB. 139  babies died in Tennessee in 2016 from sleep-related deaths.  Always place babies on their backs to sleep at night and at nap time. Babies who sleep on their backs are less likely to die of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Babies should always sleep in a crib. The […]

Wesleyan Studies Certification Available from New Lay Academy

It can be difficult to find theologically rich adult study resources, but a new program is filling that gap. The Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy offers 11 online courses covering a variety of topics including Methodist identity, early church history, Christian ethics, interfaith relations, and the intersection of faith and science. Laypeople can earn a […]