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Connectional Ministries


To provide support, continuity, and connection for the ministries of Holston Annual Conference.


Connectional Ministries staff is aligned and focused to provide support services for projects and priority needs of Holston Conference.

Connectional Ministries Staff

Mike Sluder
Director of Connectional Ministries
Conference Secretary of Global Missions
[email protected]
Direct Line: (865) 293-4133

Susan Groseclose
Associate Director of Connectional Ministries
Discipleship, Children, Older Adults
[email protected]
Direct Line: (865) 293-4139

Laura McLean
Associate Director of Connectional Ministries
Youth, College, Young Adults
[email protected]
Direct Line: (865) 293-4151

Mary Carol Thompson

Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries
[email protected]

Charlotte Riggins
Administrative Assistant
Annual Conference, Children's, Outreach/Advocacy, Older Adult Ministries, Missions
[email protected]
Direct Line: (865) 293-4141

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Sub-ministries of Connectional Ministries

The purpose of Adult Ministries in Holston Conference is to enable local churches and districts to be more effective in reaching out to adult persons of various age groups. Holston has specific ministries geared toward Young Adult Ministries and Older Adult Ministries with a part-time staff person to resource each ...


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African American Ministry Team


At African American churches in the Holston Conference, the gospel is proclaimed, lives are transformed, and disciples are made. The doors of our churches are open and whoever will, let them come in.

Watch for our video series launch at the 2017 Holston Annual Conference.

“I give them eternal ...


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Age-Level Ministries

Age-Level Ministries include the following:


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Audio/Visual Library

The Audio/Visual Library offers DVDs and Bible studies to be used for small groups.


   - Searchable by title, author, keyword, etc.

A/V Library Q&A

How does it work?
After you have perused the catalog and have spotted a ...


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Discipleship Team

Mission Statement

To provide vision and discernment of God's direction for Holston Conference by coordinating the input of the various teams/groups as it seeks to achieve its mission.

Vision of the Team

Disciples of Jesus Christ are actively engaged in ministry and mission through local congregations, districts, and ...


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Evangelism & Witness

View Evangelism Conference Video Archives

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


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Fellowship of the Concerned

Welcome to the Fellowship of The Concerned (FOC), a ministry founded by the Reverend James E. Hankins. The FOC, as Jim affectionately called it, is an e-mail group list which contains news and prayer requests from around the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Reverend Hankins and his wife ...


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Change for Children Grant
Sponsored by the Children's Ministry Team
Deadline: February 15
Church Evangelism Program Grant
Sponsored by the Witness Ministry Team
Deadline: September 15 
Ethnic Local Church Concerns "Brick and Mortar" Grant
Sponsored by the Outreach/Advocacy Ministry Team
Deadline: September 1
Handicap Accessibility Grant ...


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Nurture Team


To nurture and support growth in the knowledge, experience and expression of the love of Christ for the laity and clergy of Holston Conference.


Churches are alive with spiritually enriched, well-trained disciples living out the love of Christ.

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


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