Adult Ministries

Adult/Older Adult Ministries

Adult/Older Adult Ministries serves to advocate for older adult concerns and issues, offers opportunities for fellowship, spiritual growth and study with older adults across the Tennessee Conference.

This ministry provides training and consultations for leaders working with older adults, and advocates for the development and implementation of policies and services designed to impact systems that affect older adults.

For more information, please contact the current chair, Shirley Vaughn 


GC_LOGO_Big2An extension ministry of the conference, the Golden Cross Foundation’s purpose is to provide 1) assistance in funding new and ongoing ministries and services with Older Adults in the Tennessee Conference; and 2) expertise and strategic planning to the Tennessee Conference for the expansion of innovative and effective ministries with Older Adults.

The Golden Cross Foundation is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors with representatives from all seven districts of the Tennessee Conference.

Learn more about the Golden Cross Foundation

Christmas at Beersheba 2014

Christmas at Beersheba with Adult/Older Adult Ministries


Providence womens retreat

                  Providence Women’s Retreat

United Methodist Men (UMM)

The UMM mission is to support spiritual growth among men, helping men to mature as disciples as they encourage spiritual formation in others.

UMM is working to implement a new model and vision of men’s ministry. We believe that the result will be men involved in all four areas of focus which will reach the world for Christ. United Methodist Men are responding to the following four areas of focus:

  • Leadership Development
  • Church Renewal
  • Ministry with the Poor
  • Global Health

For more information, please visit the UMM website.

United Methodist Women (UMW)

The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. UMW’s mission initiatives include:

  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth & flexibility
  • Working for justice through service and advocacy

Local Ministries supported by Tennessee Conference UMW include:

Miriam’s Promise

Bethlehem Centers of Nashville

Red Bird Mission

Sat 30

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

October 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Apr 30

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

April 30, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Oct 29

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

October 29, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Apr 29

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

April 29, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm