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Children's Ministries Program

Welcome to Children’s Ministries in Holston Conference!

Imagine a place where children are called by name. They are welcome in worship. They are given words of encouragement. They feel loved. They know and experience God’s grace.

Does such a place exist? Is your church such a place?

Perhaps you have come to this site searching for assistance. In your quest to help children in your church, community and world more fully experience God, maybe you are hoping to find ideas. Practical ideas about how to ignite a child’s love of learning scriptures, how to keep children safe while in the care of the congregation, and how to aid children living on the fringes of society. You could be seeking leadership opportunities, or ways to get money in support of your special children’s projects. Whatever your needs, the Children’s Team of Holston Conference stands ready to be your partner in ministry with boys and girls from birth to age twelve.

Explore this site. Bookmark the pages most helpful to you. You probably won’t find all the answers to your questions, but hopefully you will discover something that sparks a new thought or moves you in a direction to become a stronger children’s leader or volunteer.

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

Program Information

Change for Children

Change for Children grants support new and existing ministries with economically disadvantaged children, from birth through age 12, and their families. Holston churches and related United Methodist agencies are eligible for these funds.

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LEAD Kids - Children's Ministry Leadership Conference

LEAD Kids is an informative and fun biennial event that gives you the opportunity to learn more effective ways to minister to the children in your church and your community.

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Safe Sanctuaries

Safe Sanctuaries is the name commonly given by local United Methodist Annual Conferences and local churches to their individual efforts to make conference, district, and local church programs welcoming and safe for children and youth. Safe Sanctuaries is the title of two guidebooks, Reducing the Risk of Child Abuse in the Church and Reducing the Risk of Abuse in Youth Ministries, written by United Methodist deacon and lawyer Joy Thornburg Melton and published by Discipleship Resources in 1998 and 2003, respectively. Both books are available at your local Cokesbury store or through www.discipleshipresources.org or www.cokesbury.com.

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The Ministry of Christian Education and Formation

This page will provide you with resources to aid you as you serve Christ in Christian Education. Resources are provided by the General Board of Discipleship

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Web Links and Resources

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Holston Conference

of the United Methodist Church
217 South Rankin Road
Alcoa, TN 37701

PO Box 850
Alcoa, TN 37701-0850

Phone: 865-690-4080
Toll-free: 866-690-4080
Fax: 865-690-3162
Email: info@holston.org

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