A covenant entity is a faith-based organization that shares core UMC values and enhances UMC’s involvement in ministry. The relationship between the Conference and Covenant Entity is mutually beneficial in that they support and draw energy from each other. They are committed to one another, and more so committed to finding and fulfilling the dreams and visions that come from the Holy Spirit. Relationships with covenant entities are considered long-term, and must be approved by the Connect Strategy Team every four years. Currently, the Tennessee-Western Kentucky Conference of the United Methodist Church is in relationship with eleven covenant entities. Learn more about becoming a covenant entity.