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


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Our Mission:

The mission of the Youth Ministry of the Tennessee Conference is to help young people discover their gifts, be equipped to use those gifts, connect them with opportunities to utilize their gifts and send them out to offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world, one neighborhood at a time.


  • Provide opportunities to develop the gifts and talents of youth and adults for spiritual leadership in making disciples.
  • Foster a Culture of Call that helps youth discover how God has uniquely equipped them for ministry in the world.
  • Provide training for youth ministry leaders on the best practices in youth faith formation.
  • Provide training for youth ministry leaders in the necessity of team based ministry.
  • Help youth have opportunities for voicing their concerns in the United Methodist Church. Spark the continuing spiritual formation of youth in the local church by providing connectional events that supplement local youth ministries. These events provide fun, fellowship, mission, training, new ideas, and new experiences of faith.
  • Connect people, groups and congregations for mutual support and to extend youth ministry to the communities.
  • Help form partnerships that strengthen congregations with fewer resources.
Discover. Connect. Equip. Send.

We offer a variety of opportunities for youth and youth ministry leaders to come together for fellowship, fun, leadership development, spiritual formation, and worship. We believe in collaborative leadership between youth and adults.

Warmth In Winter

We are excited to be preparing for Warmth in Winter 2019 at Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. Find out more at

Nashville on February 1-3,  2019

If you would like to serve on our Warmth in Winter 2019 design team click here to register. 

Smaller Church Ministry Initiative – 
SCMI is focused on helping churches build sustainable ministry systems and structure to help increase their capacity to build disciples. This year-long cohort training and coaching experience combine on-site large group training and small group team coaching. Starting its sixth year, SCMI has helped 50+ churches from across the Tennessee Conference build stronger more effective ministries. Find out more.

Nashville Shores Day

Spend a day at the beautiful Nashville Shores Water Park on Percy Priest Lake and then join us for worship at Shady Point Pavillion #1 at 6:00 pm. We encourage you to bring every member of your church family plus a few friends.

Dates announced in early 2019.


Summer Sizzler

Join us at Beersheba Springs Assembly for the annual youth gathering. 

Add these dates to your calendar – July 19-21, 2019

Early registrations have dibs on the air-conditioned rooms

Nashville Sounds Game

Join hundreds of United Methodists from across the Tennessee Conference at the First Tennessee Park to cheer on the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team vs New Orleans AAA Baseball team. Tickets are $10.00 each. After you order your tickets, you will receive an email with specific information on where to park and pick up your tickets.

Dates announced in early 2019


Hands & Feet Mission Retreat

Spend the day offering Christ to a hurting world by serving at one of the two Hands & Feet Retreats. You’ll spend 6 hours with your youth group serving together to help someone in need. More information on dates and locations to be posted soon.


2018 Global Young People’s Convocation

The Youth or Young Adult delegation has been selected to attend the 2018 Global Young People’s Convocation in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What’s Happening Next?

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Feb 01

Warmth in Winter 2019

February 1, 2019 - February 3, 2019
Jul 10


July 10, 2019 - July 14, 2019
Jul 19


July 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - July 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Resources from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

400_CMFindYourPlaceBannerUM collegiate ministries are the missional presence of The United Methodist Church on college and university campuses around the world. Through a network of chaplaincies, Wesley Foundations, ecumenical ministries and church-based ministries, The United Methodist Church reaches more than 1,300 campuses around the world. Click the image to go to the resource.

explorecallingGod is calling you, are you listening? Explore Calling is a resource of You can find some great resources to help you further discern how God is calling you to serve in the world. Click it, to check it out.