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,” […]

Youth Discover Threads of Christ’s Love at Warmth in Winter

By Brennen Boose NASHVILLE, TN – Over 2,400 youth and church youth leaders packed the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center for 2019 Warmth in Winter. Youth from all across the Tennessee Conference traveled to Nashville, TN to be reminded of how we are knit together through Christ. The theme of the conference was Woven. Based […]

Glendale UMC partners with Nashville Launch Pad to provide gloves to homeless youth

Lizzie, a 15-year-old youth member of Glendale UMC has set a goal to provide 500 pairs of new and gently used gloves to homeless LGBTQ youth in Nashville. Donations are appreciated! You also can purchase a $5.50 pair of gloves on an Amazon wishlist which will ship them directly to the church with free shipping […]

Center for Youth Ministry Training Announces Final Participants of $1.1 Million Grant

CYMT Innovation Laboratory Announces 10 Partner Congregations The Center for Youth Ministry Training’s Innovation Laboratory, made possible with funding from the Lilly Endowment, has selected 10 partner churches to participate in the Innovation Lab. Each of these churches and their youth pastors (“Lead Innovators”) completed a rigorous application process and have been chosen from nearly […]

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, […]

Mountain T.O.P. Youth Summer Ministry

YSM (Youth Summer Ministry) is a weeklong mission during which groups of youth (ages 13-18) and adults from all over the country join together with a goal to meet the physical, social, emotional, and spiritual needs of Cumberland Mountain families. Through this service program, all participants experience various worship styles, leadership opportunities, and are encouraged […]

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 […]