Hello! I’m Travis Garner. I am a United Methodist Pastor, father of 3 boys, husband of one wife, and founding pastor of The Village United Methodist Church, a brand new church southeast of Nashville, TN. (www.thevillagenashville.com).

Like all of us, I’m a mix of many things – faithful and doubtful, assured and questioning, goofy and serious. I am always on the lookout for common ground between people and am an idealist who believes that unity, reconciliation, and transformation really are possible for all people, places, and times through the grace of God. I am doing my best to follow Jesus in the midst of current reality and hope this blog can be helpful to other people seeking to do the same.

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  1. Several years ago, while on youth choir tour in Chicago, I watched you struggle to corral and guide a bunch of mischievous teenage boys. You were barely older than them and could easily relate to their world. (that didn’t help, of course, no fault of yours ) I didn’t imagine then how your ministry might progress and where it might lead you. It’s no surprise to find you being and doing all of those things listed under your name. No doubt, the list will grow. God’s blessings to a talented goofball.

  2. I’ll immediately grasp your rss feed as I can not to find your e-mail subscription link or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly let me understand in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.|

  3. One more thing. How can I subscribe to your blog? On mine there is a button you can click to subscribe, but after searching through your page, I can’t find a subscription request.

    • Hi Mark, I updated the sidebar so that there’s now a subscribe button on the top right side. Thanks for pointing that out! Let me know if you have any trouble with that.

  4. Greetings
    I too, am a UMC pastor–but an old guy. The congregation I serve in PA is exploring a church plant within the existing congregation. The concept– so far–is to free up the resources to hire (not have an appointed person) to create a young church that will eventually take over the existing church once the actuarial tables take us home. I’ve never done this and other than considering the concept, have little idea where to begiun. If you woud be so kind as to let me know what your considerations might be of such a concept, I’d be grateful
    Many thanks
    Robert (Bob) Cook
    Waynesboro, PA