“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, […]

LETTING KIDS HELP AFTER TRAGEDY

Charlotte-Fagan UMC, Charlotte, TN – Dickson County has had a difficult year. After the shooting death of police sergeant Daniel Baker in Dickson, fundraisers to help the family became a common refrain in the community. On Sunday, June 10, Jet Anderson walked into the pastor’s office with his mother, youth director Loran Anderson, to pitch an […]

Renfro Trust Fund | Grants for Small Rural Churches

The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. Renfro Trust Funds are again available for award. The deadline for application is September 1 of the year in which the application is made. Please note: Applications will only be accepted when submitted through the Office of […]