Life Groups

Life Happens. Friends Help. Jesus Saves.

This phrase describes McKendree’s life group philosophy. Real spiritual growth happens best when we team together with others to grown spiritually and be on mission together.

How do I find a life group?

  1. Check out the list of groups at the bottom of the page. Contact a staff member if you would be interested in joining a current group. We would love to have you.
  2. Sign up now using the form at the bottom of the page.
  3. Ask any small group member at McKendree for more information.

Current Groups

Men’s Life Group Panera in Brentwood
Men & Women Brentwood
Downtown Men McKendree UMC
Savvy Savers Life Group McKendree UMC
Women’s Life Group McKendree UMC
Men’s Life Group Portland Brew, 12th Ave S
Men’s Life Group North Nashville, 17th Ave N
Haddock Family Life Group East Nashville
SoBro Edgehill Cafe
12 South Professional Women 12th South

Sunday School and Extension Classes

McKendree holds both traditional Sunday School Classes and Sermon Extension Classes on Sunday. Both take place at 10 a.m. between our services. For more information, complete the form at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday Night Study

McKendree also hosts an interactive Wedensday night Bible study in a traditional setting centered in provocative questions around the scripture. It meets every Wednesday at 6pm in the church office.

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women (UMW) is an intergenerational, multiracial community of almost one million women who raise money for the rights and needs of women, children and youth everywhere.  UMW as a mission organization is also committed to meeting the needs of those living in poverty and oppression.

The President of McKendree’s unit of UMW is Martha Barr, 615.834.6971;

Any women or teenage girl may become a member by stating that she desires to do so and that she will support the purpose of the organization in some way.  A woman does not have to be a member of the Church to be a member.

The local unit pledges money to the Women’s Division for use in national and international mission programs and institutions.  Several local organizations and ministries are supported with financial contributions and/or by gifts in kind.  Material gifts are given each month to some local organization that serves the needy in our community.  The McKendree women plan and host a Spiritual Retreat for all women of the church each year.

Boy Scout Troop 219

Troop 219 came to McKendree United Methodist Church in August of 2004.  We currently have 9 boy scouts.  Troop 219 has 16 Eagle Scouts!  We are very proud of each of our Eagle Scouts and we work hard to help all our scouts reach that awesome achievement!

We do lots of camping, earn merit badges, and achieve rank advancement.  We attend Boxwell Summer Camp and Winter Camp each year.  Our troop has made trips to Washington DC, Pensacola Beach, Florida, and the National Jamboree in Virginia!

Troop 219 is happy to call McKendree United Methodist Church home.  To show our appreciation, we serve a breakfast once a year for the church to enjoy.  Troop 219 also attends and serves in McKendree’s worship services on United Methodist Scout Sunday each February.

We have participated in service projects such as St Jude’s Marathon, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award Banquet, community functions, and cleaning and organizing places, to name a few.  Our Eagle Scout projects have taught our scouts many skills.  They have built shelving units, tables, benches, foundations, a bird blind, and stairs.  They have rebuilt outdoor worship areas, beach areas and fences, as well as marking trails with reflective markers in a state park.  But not all of our projects were outdoors – the scouts have coordinated and run a safety awareness program for youth, made personal hygiene kits for the shelters and cleaned, repaired, painted and partially furnished a Renewal House.

Troop 219 participates in fundraisers to help with the cost of our camping and trips.  Some of those fundraisers include selling popcorn and camp cards and the Kroger Community Rewards program also.  This not only teaches selling skills, it also ensures that everyone can participate in all activities.

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For more information, contact: Scoutmaster Hugh Jackson at 615-498-3043.


Complete this form to get more information about any of our groups: