Middle Tennessee is home to one of our country’s most ethnically and culturally diverse populations.
As of the 2010 US Census nearly 1 in 20 Tennesseans is foreign-born. And ethnic minority populations are growing all the time. Added to that are large populations of life-long Tennessean who are African-American, Hispanic/Latino American, Native American, Asian American, and scores of others who represent a unique ethnic and cultural heritage.
United Methodists of Middle TN are almost as diverse. As the Tennessee Conference of The UMC, we have persons and teams linking ministries with many ethnic minority populations and congregations. Your involvement is invited and welcomed into any specific area. Our aim is to discover, equip, connect, and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world one neighborhood at a time.
We further want to build the capacity of ethnic specific and multicultural congregations and faith-communities to grow disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Current conference leadership in these areas:
Hispanic American – Eliud & Janet Martinez
Native American – Mary T Newman, Pat Bryan, & Debbie Fitzhugh
Pacific Island – Apelu Po’e
Leadership for African American, Asian American and Middle Eastern areas to be added.