TNUMC students receive $88,000 in scholarships

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) awarded 47 students from churches across the Tennessee conference just over $88,000 in scholarship funds in 2020. The amounts for individual awards ranged from $13,000 to $500 over 13 different scholarships. Twenty-nine churches and thirty-three universities and seminaries were represented. Eight of the scholarship recipients are […]

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,” […]

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; […]

Kylie Marino Receives UMAC Award

Please join us in congratulating Kylie Marino, who won a 1st place award on May 21, 2020, from the United Methodist Association of Communicators (UMAC). Kylie serves as the Digital Media Specialist with the TNUMC Communications staff. Her entry, Ebenezer Hispanic Fellowship: Handprints of Change, received 1st place in the Visual Design, Artwork, Annual Conference/Local […]

“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, […]

Warmth in Winter — the Ultimate Jesus Experience for Tennessee Youth

By Megan Young, Communications Intern Over the weekend of January 31-February 2, over 1,900 youth and adult leaders packed into Nashville’s Opryland Hotel and Convention Center for Warmth in Winter, a youth event sponsored by the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church. Students and their church youth group leaders spent time in worship and […]