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Four areas of focus for the Tennessee Conference are:

Invest in Young People |  Engage the Mission Field |  Create Transforming Lay and Clergy Leaders |  Grow Fruitful and Faithful Churches


WEEK OF APRIL 6, 2020 – Jesus Heals a Blind Man

“He answered, “The man called Jesus made mud, spread it on my eyes, and said to me, ‘Go to Siloam and wash.’ Then I went and washed and received my sight.” ‭‭John‬ ‭9:11‬ ‭

          I have read the story of the blind man many times in my life. This week, I reconnected with it as I was prepping my children’s sermon. Reading it this week certainly hit differently. This week I think I understand the emotions of the blind man better than before. Use your imagination for a moment and think about living in a crisis. Pretty difficult? Unfortunately, it is not. In the current pandemic, we find ourselves our emotions may be heavily affected. 

           I personally have experienced grief, disappointment, anger, sadness, loneliness, disbelief, and the list goes on and on. I cannot say for certain, but I’m sure those are emotions the blind man knew well. Walking through life feeling like there was nothing about his situation he had control over. I think we can click for more


Children’s and Family Ministry

We believe in the importance of building teams for ministry.

The Children’s Ministry Discipleship Team consists of a diverse group of children’s and family ministry leaders from across the Tennessee Conference. This team is represented by leaders from camp and retreat ministries, churches of all sizes, districts, and most importantly ethnicities.

The Children’s Ministry Discipleship Team is focused on assisting local churches and ministry leaders in increasing their capacity to build disciples of Jesus Christ through ministry with children and family systems.


 

Our Values.

The Children’ Ministry Discipleship Team strives to assist local church leaders through commitment to serving with the following values:

Intentional: We are focused, purposeful, engaged, meaningful, mindful and committed in our actions.

Relational: We create space for respectful collaboration, where we empathize and engage, while holding each other accountable.

Spiritual Depth: We commit to being rooted and grounded in our own faith so that we can carry out our ministry and assist others to do the same.

Encouraging: We support and affirm each other by validating the thoughts and actions of the others on our team.

Diverse: We are intentional in including a variety of voices in our conversations and planning.

Connectional: We commit to reaching across the conference to cooperate and collaborate in shared ministry.

 

Children’s Ministry Discipleship Team Leaders

Joanna Cummings and Celia Fuller

Joanna is the Pastor to Children and Families at The Village UMC in Nolensville.

Celia is the Children’s Development Editor for Cokesbury Kids.

Contact the Children’s Ministry Discipleship Team.

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Nashville Area BaSE Foundations Training

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Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

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Nashville Area BaSE Foundations Training

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Nashville Area BaSE Foundations Training

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Nashville Area BaSE Foundations Training

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