Free Clergy Personal Finance Resources

The Lewis Center for Church Leadership and Wesley Theological Seminary have gathered free resources to help pastors better understand and manage their personal finances. The resources are available here. Managing personal finances is especially important for clergy who are expected to teach and model faithful stewardship within their congregations. Maintaining healthy personal finances is both […]

Standing Rock: Justice for God’s Planet and God’s People

Today, nearly 500 faith leaders are gathering at Standing Rock for a day of prayer. Wherever you are, you are invited to join them. You are also invited to pray for Standing Rock with your faith community in the coming weeks. Download Christian community prayer resources. See Christian faith statements, calls to action, and news […]

Cedar Crest Camp Celebrates Next Gen Children’s Ministry Fall Retreat

Lyles, Tennessee—More than 90 children and adult leaders attended the first conference-wide children’s retreat at Cedar Crest on October 22 and 23. Participants from 13 conference churches took part in adventure-themed games, activities, worship, small group sessions and fellowship throughout the two-day retreat. Our theme was “Be Bold, Be Fearless, Be Faithful” as we shared […]

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 […]

Neighborhood Health Creates Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Opioid Addiction

Opioid abuse is Tennessee’s number one public health crisis. In 2014, more people died from opioid overdoses then in car accidents or by guns. It not only resulted in over 1,200 deaths (129) in Nashville/Davidson County, but in countless problems including drug addicted babies.   While Tennessee is launching many programs to better monitor prescription […]

Hispanic/Latino Ministries at the Nashville District’s Lay Servant Ministries School

More than 40 people attended the Nashville District’s Lay Servant Ministries School from Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2016 at Hillcrest United Methodist Church in Nashville. Sixteen of the participants came from six different Hispanic and Latino ministries in the Clarksville, Cookeville and Nashville districts. The sixteen participants took the Advanced Course and attended “Devotional […]

Wellness Support and Skill Development Workshops at Brentwood UMC

Brentwood UMC is offering several wellness support and skill development workshops throughout the winter and spring. The classes include seminars on boundaries; divorce recovery for parents, teens and kids; anxiety support; depression support; and connecting couples. Brentwood also offers training to church leaders interested in adding Divorce Recovery to their ministry offerings. For more information, […]

Connie Clark Named Chair of United Methodist Publishing House

The Board of The United Methodist Publishing House (Cokesbury and Abingdon Press) met at its new Nashville headquarters building October 10-12 to organize for the 2017-2020 quadrennium. The Reverend Brian K. Milford was elected as the President & Publisher (CEO) and the new board began its work by selecting Justice Cornelia (Connie) Clark as Chair, Reverend Thomas Salsgiver as Vice […]