United Methodist Student Movement at Cumberland University is going strong!

It is year three for the United Methodist Student Movement at Cumberland University, and it is incredible to see how much growth has happened. From a numbers standpoint, the group has gone from having 3 members in the beginning to almost 20 each week currently. When it comes to spiritual growth, it is incredible to […]

Farewell to the Austin Peay Wesley Foundation Building, hello to a continuing ministry!

On May 20, 2018, current students, alumni, parents, and staff past and present gathered at the Austin Peay Wesley Foundation building in Clarksville to celebrate the launch of a new era of ministry. While some might view that day as the closing of a building, in reality, it was so much more. Throughout the history […]

Warmed by Warmth In Winter

Sam’s S.E.C. Movement A student accepts a challenge to lead a movement Charlotte-Fagan UMC, Charlotte, TN.  At Warmth in Winter 2018, Sam Kilian attended the “Starting a Movement” workshop for high school students. She felt challenged to begin a movement of her own. She came to Charlotte-Fagan Director of Youth Ministries Loran Anderson with her ideas, […]


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 […]

Next Gen Ministries Begins Monthly Book Club

Attendees from across the Tennessee Conference gathered on Thursday, Feb. 23 for the first Next Gen Book Club to discuss Growing Young: Six Essential Strategies to Help Young People Discover and Love Your Church. Rev. Joanna Cummings, Director of Children’s Ministry at The Village Church Nashville, facilitated the discussion, sharing insight she gained from reading […]

Apply to be on Cedar Crest Camp Summer Staff

Applications to become a part of Cedar Crest Camp’s 2017 summer staff are now open. Cedar Crest summer camp counselors and CITs are individuals dedicated to investing in youth and children with passions for leadership, ministry, and spending time in God’s creation. Cedar Crest staff members are significant to the growing ministry of the Tennessee […]

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 […]