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Ministries

Advocacy

Mission of the Outreach Advocacy Ministry Team

To promote and facilitate ministries of justice and advocacy.

Vision of the Outreach Advocacy Ministry Team

Local congregations in Holston Conference are actively engaged in Christian witness through ministries of justice and advocacy for all God’s children and creation.

The primary work of advocacy in Holston Conference occurs through the Outreach/Advocacy Ministry Team and its various components. Some of the areas addressed by this team include advocacy for health care for all, advocacy for those in poverty, advocacy for issues related to mental health, HIV/AIDS, as well as work in Peace with Justice, Religion and Race, and Caring for God's Creation.

Some grant monies are available for local churches working in the areas of advocacy. These grants include Handicap Accessibility, Peace with Justice Ministries, HIV/AIDS Ministries, and Poverty Ministries.

Are you interested in being an advocate for a social justice issue? Visit the "How to Advocate" page to learn exactly how to advocate.

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Connectional Ministries office.

Sub-ministries of Advocacy
Advocacy Grants

Ethnic Local Church Concerns "Brick and Mortar" Grant
Sponsored by the Outreach/Advocacy Ministry Team
Deadline: September 1

Handicap Accessibility Grant
Sponsored by the Outreach/Advocacy Ministry Team
Deadline: October 31

HIV/AIDS Grant
Sponsored by the Outreach/Advocacy Ministry Team
Deadline: September 1

Peace with Justice Grant
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Environment

Our home planet faces a growing environmental crisis. The problems are so serious that many believe there is irreversible climate change, which will have significant impact on our lifestyles and properties. Paragraph 160 of the 2004 United Methodist Book of Discipline states the following:

"All creation is the Lord’s ...

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Health Care Issues

Congregational Health information:

http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umcor/work/health/congregational/

For Information on Parish Nursing:

http://www.gbgm-umc.org/parishnursing/

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Connectional Ministries office.

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Holston Conference Domestic Violence Task Force

Training resource links from Clergy Gathering have been posted.

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Mental Illness Resources

 

Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Connectional Ministries office.

 

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Poverty

The United Methodist Church has identified eliminating poverty and engaging in ministry with the poor as one of its “Four Areas of Focus” for the next quadrennium and beyond. The Outreach Advocacy offers regional conferences designed to  help churches develop a plan and vision for poverty ministries. They are designed ...

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