THRIVE 2021 Leadership Training

THRIVE # 3:  FRESH NEW SESSIONS   Rise Up and Rebuild: Empowering, Encouraging & Equipping will be held Sunday, August 22 at 3:00 p.m. via Zoom with Fresh New Sessions.  Here are the details of the breakout session titles, descriptions, and facilitators.  PLEASE KNOW YOU MAY ATTEND ANY OF THE SIX SESSIONS!   You did not have to attend the first […]

Clergy Debt Grants Are Available

The United Methodist Foundation for the Memphis and Tennessee Conferences is now offering Clergy Debt Grants.  Each grant is $1,000 and is available to provisional members of both the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences to help alleviate educational debt. If you are interested in learning more about this grant program, please contact Dr. Philip Jamieson at 615-259-2008 or

Scholarships offered for 2018 UMEIT:USA and NWCU events

The Council of Bishops is offering scholarships for young adults (age 21-35) to attend the 2018 United Methodist Ecumenical and Interreligious Training (UMEIT:USA) and the National Workshop on Christian Unity (NWCU) this Spring.   UMEIT:USA is the annual training in the United States for United Methodists engaged in ecumenical and inter-religious ministry through the church. […]

Young Adults explore their call at Exploration 2017

The Nashville Episcopal Area was well represented at the 2017 Exploration gathering sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. This event took place in Portland, Oregon. Twenty-three young adults from the Memphis and Tennessee Conference attended this bi-annual gathering focused on discerning God’s call to ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church. […]

GBHEM Introduces a New Scholarship to Address Economic Challenges Facing Pastoral Leaders

The Office of Loans and Scholarships at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry announced the creation of a new scholarship that launches January 3, 2017, for students enrolled in United Methodist seminaries. The Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarship was created to help entering United Methodist clergy avoid excessive educational loan debt, minimize financial […]

Discerning a Call to Ministry in the UMC?

If you are discerning a call in the United Methodist Church, please talk to a clergy person & your District Superintendent ASAP! The next Orientation to Ministry (OTM) cycle begins Feb. 11, 2017. Participants must be referred by their District Superintendent and District Committee (dCom) in order to begin OTM. OTM must be completed before participants […]

revitup! For a Lifetime in Ministry

  An Energizing Event for Young Clergy November 7-9 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida     TNUMC participants can be reimbursed for up to $750 (with receipts) for expenses! Strengthen personal, financial and leadership skills that can improve your life and sustain your ministry Network with other young clergy from across the denomination Participate in […]