The Connect Strategy Team seeks to connect disciples in the local church with ways to serve and help others in their communities while affirming the worth of all God’s people.
Connect Ministry Teams
Purpose: To challenge, lead, and equip the people of The United Methodist Church to become interculturally competent; to ensure institutional equity; and to facilitate vital conversations about religion, race, and culture.
Purpose: Through education, action, and information consistent with the Social Principles and the policies adopted by the General Conference, the Tennessee-Western Kentucky conference team of Church and Society serves to connect the General Board of Church and Society and the district and local churches in relating the gospel of Jesus Christ to the members of the Church and to the persons and structures of the communities, nation, and world in which they live.
Purpose: To serve as a catalyst for care of God’s creation and commitment to its related justice work*, by equipping and empowering local churches and groups/individuals within them with resources and support for this work. (*environmental justice, climate justice, creation justice and racial justice.)
Purpose: To facilitate and support ecumenical and interfaith relationships between local congregations and communities and between our conference and other similar organizational structures in other denominations.
- Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM): Fulfilling The Book of Discipline, paragraph 654, Promoting Native American Ministry Sunday and promoting understanding through education in the local church, the secular community and the Native American communities.
- Asian American Ministries Committee
- Hispanic/Latino Ministries Committee
- Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR)
Purpose: To invite others to join in the embodiment of the love of Christ in the local church community through the practice of radical hospitality by sharing stories of transformation, creativity, tradition, culture and knowledge of ethnic constituencies.
Affiliated United Methodist Organizations