2019 PrimeTimers Events and Scholarships

Global Ministries and the Mission Volunteers Office are pleased to offer twogreat educational and mission service events, one in the Czech Republic and one in Paducah, Kentucky. Both events are designed with less strenuous activities than the traditional UMVIM team. The events will continue to focus on peace and poverty, history and sustainability of resources, […]

2017 Annual Conference Laity Luncheon

By Cindy Solomon Conference lay leader, Holly Neal, organized Tuesday’s luncheon where laity were treated to delicious box lunches made by Thistle Farms staff while learning more about the Tennessee Conference’s restructuring and the Mama Lynn Center for Congolese Women. Bishop Bill McAlilly addressed laity on the changes and challenges facing the Tennessee Conference’s decision […]

Murfreesboro Shepherd’s School

Over 200 laity and clergy from the Murfreesboro District gathered for the annual Shepherd School on Sunday, February 12 at Tullahoma First United Methodist Church. The afternoon began with a variety of workshops for both laity and clergy. Rose Ellis, Cokesbury representative to the TN Conference, shared information on 2017 Vacation Bible School curriculum options. […]

Wesleyan Studies Certification Available from New Lay Academy

It can be difficult to find theologically rich adult study resources, but a new program is filling that gap. The Wesley Theological Seminary Lay Academy offers 11 online courses covering a variety of topics including Methodist identity, early church history, Christian ethics, interfaith relations, and the intersection of faith and science. Laypeople can earn a […]