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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

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“It’s stunning to me what kind of an impact even one person can have if they have the right passion,
perspective and are able to align the interest of a great team.” –  Steve Case

Teams are Essential.

We believe that forming the right team for ministry is essential to building a sustainable ministry that has the balance, structure and vision for helping young people develop a faith that lasts beyond life’s transitional moments. Our Youth Ministry team is focused on helping the local church increase their capacity to build disciples who are actively offering Christ to a hurting world one person, one neighborhood at a time.



Our Great Team for Ministry!

(Left to Right):
Todd Cox, Ministry Intern, Next Gen Production
Brad Fiscus, Director of Next Gen Discipleship
Jullie Meyer, Ministry Assistant


Let us help you build your great team!




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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 in Nashville on February 1-3,  2019. Find out more at www.warmthinwinter.com

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

Registration for Warmth in Winter 2019  will open mid-2018.

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.

July 15, 2018, Ticket Price $20.00


Summer Sizzler – Join us at Beersheba Springs Assembly for this annual youth gathering. The theme to be determined by the CCYM team. The 2018 dates are July 27-29! 

Speaker: TBD
Worship Band: TBD

Cost $130.00 per person 

Registration will open in mid-2018. 

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 Iowa. Tickets $10.00 each. After you register, you will receive an email with specific information on where to park and pick up your tickets.

August 19, 2018  @ 6:35 pm 

Registration will open soon. 


Hands & Feet Mission Retreat- Spend the day offering Christ to a hurting world through 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?

Click to register or purchase tickets.

Apr 06

Wesley Foundation Youth Retreat

April 6 @ 6:00 pm - April 8 @ 12:00 pm
Apr 13
Apr 16
Apr 28

Nashville Area Safe Sanctuaries Training

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Jun 24

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event II

June 24 @ 8:00 am - June 27 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 15

Nashville Shores

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Jul 20

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event III

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 23 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 23

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event IV

July 23 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 27

Lake Junaluska Summer Youth Event V

July 27 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 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 GBHEM.org. 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.