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.

Nashville Shores Day 

Spend a day at the beautiful Nashville Shores Water Park on Percy Priest Lake.




Summer Sizzler

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

Add these dates to your calendar – July 24-26, 2020



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.



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.


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What’s Happening Next?

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Sat 26

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sun 27

Safe Spaces Training – Pleasant View UMC

October 27 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Nov 17

Safe Spaces Training – Connell Memorial UMC

November 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 14

BE Retreat 2020

March 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - March 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Apr 03

Confirmation Retreat

April 3, 2020 - April 5, 2020
Apr 25

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

April 25, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat 31

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

October 31, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Apr 24

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

April 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 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.