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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 – this student-led worship weekend in January just celebrated its 36th year.  As we prepare for 2018, we are excited to return to Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville on Feb 9-11, 2018. Find out more at www.warmthinwinter.com

Click here to reserve your rooms at Opryland Hotel.

Registration for Warmth in Winter 2018  will open October 20, 2017.

Registration Rates for 2018

Saturday Only Oct 20th – January 30th – $40.00

Oct 20 – Nov 10 — $45.00 payment by Nov 20th

Nov 11 – Dec 8 — $55.00 payment by Dec 18th.

Dec 9 — Jan 22 $65.00 payment by Jan 30th.

Jan 23 — January 30 $75.00 payment by Jan 30th

After January 30 — Saturday only $45; Full Event $85.00

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 it’s fifth year, SCMI has helped 40+ 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 led by youth from across the Tennessee Conference. You can bring every member of your family with a ticket price of $20.00 per ticket!! Join us for a concert at 6:00 pm at Shady Point #1.

2018 Dates TBD. 


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 20, 2017  @ 6:35 pm 

Registration is closed. 


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.

Sept 16, 2017 @ Cedar Crest Camp
Sept 30, 2017 @ Woodbury First UMC

Registration is closed. 



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.

Mar 10

BE Retreat

March 10 @ 12:30 am - March 11 @ 11:00 am
Apr 13
Jul 15

Nashville Shores

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Aug 19

Nashville Sounds

August 19

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.