TN Ministries – Shepherd 2 Shepherd resources

March 2018


Welcome to the Shepherd 2 Shepherd resource and enews!

The purpose of this email is to provide information and resources to support your ministry as you serve our Lord and your community as a pastor.  This information will include ministry stories within the state, training available within the state, and current CHOG events and news within the state and national ministries.  

I would appreciate feedback and suggestions on information that will help keep the Shepard 2 Shepherd relevant and a target resource for you.  

TN CHOG Calendar

  • State Youth Convention –March 23 – 25
  • Palm Sunday – March 25
  • EASTER – April 1
  • CMT Meeting – April 10
  • PMT Meeting – April 12
  • CWC Spring Convention – April 20-21

State Youth Convention

Please remember to pray for our youth as they attend the State Youth Convention this weekend, March 23 – 25.  

Please join me in praying for

  • Significant life changing decisions for students & leaders
  • Open hearts & minds of all in attendance 
  • Spiritual growth for students & leaders
  • Encouragement for the leaders who are struggling
  • The 30 day discipleship book will make an impact & lead to a lifestyle of discipleship 
  • Holy Spirit guidance for speaker, worship & every leader involved 

Check out the Youth Convention at for more information.

CWC Spring Rally – Break Every Chain

All three CWC districts are hosting the Break Every Chain Conference.  This event will enhance your knowledge, dispel misconceptions, and bring information related to East TN and the statewide issues, as well as, discuss what we can do to combat this growing epidemic.

When: April 20 (7:00-9:00PM) and April 21 (9:00-12:00NOON)

Where: Knoxville First Church of God  

6708 Westland Ave  

Knoxville, TN 37919


Sponsored: TN State Christian Women Connection (CWC)

Registration: $15 for adults and free for youth through college

See Attachments below or visit for more information

Training – Church Multiplication Forum

Cost:  Free

When:  Monday, April 9th (08:30 AM) through Wednesday, April 11th (11:30 AM)

Location:   70 Hart Street, Suite 101 
Nashville, TN 37210

NOTE: Midsouth District Office of the Church of the Nazarene on the campus of Trevecca University


CHOG Regional Conferences

Life. Abundant, whole, complete, perfect. It is the signature of the living Christ. That is the Church of God we want to be. This is where the Lord wants to take you at the Regional Church of God Conventions in five locations throughout 2018. Jesus is the subject. Take back what hell has stolen. Receive life. Hear life. Embrace life. (Adapted from the CHOG website)

Resources I found insightful

7 Stupid Distractions Every Leader Should Eliminate

Why the Giving in Your Church Is Decreasing

The 5 Essential Practices Of Leaders Who Multiply Leaders


Connecting with others in ministry is vital towards of meeting the challenges of ministry.  If you would like to be a part of a SHAPE group or to learn more, please send me an email (past[email protected]) to begin the journey in pastoral community.