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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.


WnW LogoWarmth In Winter – 
this student-led worship weekend in January just celebrated its 35th year.  As we prepare for 2017, we are excited about our move to Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville.  Jan 27-29, 2017. Find out more at www.warmthinwinter.com.


SCYMISmaller Church Youth Ministry Initiative – SCYMI 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 combines on-site large group training and small group team coaching. Now in its fourth year, SCYMI has helped 40+ churches from across the Tennessee Conference build stronger more effective youth ministries. Find out more.



empowerEMPOWER – EMPOWER Leadership and Worship Arts Camp offers an opportunity for youth to explore and hone their gifts of leadership, art, music, dance, drama, and more.  This 4 day experience on the campus of Martin Methodist College offers a mixture of individualized training and group based experiences for youth who feel that God is calling them to do more than just show up.  June 26-30, 2016


NasvhvilleshoresNashville 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. July 10, 2016 



knownsizzlerSummer Sizzler – Join us at Beersheba Springs Assembly for this annual youth gathering as we celebrate our students who graduate from high school.  We will also be electing the new CCYM leadership team during the Youth Annual Conference Business Meeting.  July 22-24, 2016


nextgenbacktoschool3Nashville Sounds Game –
Join hundreds of United Methodists from across the Tennessee Conference to worship at a pre-game concert at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall Amphitheater and then head over to the First Tennessee Park to cheer on the Nashville Sounds AAA Baseball team.  August 14, 2016 




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 10, 2016 Registration is closed
Sept 17, 2016 Registration is closed


YMsabbathretreatYouth Minister’s Sabbath Retreat – this retreat for Youth Ministers provides an opportunity for adults to take time away to refuel, reconnect, and rest. This year’s retreat provided an opportunity for youth ministers to learn the art of Stained Glass creation.


What’s Happening Next?

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Jan 27

Warmth In Winter

January 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - January 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Feb 24

It’s More than Safe Sanctuaries… Training

February 24, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 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.