Desert Southwest Annual Conference

Special Session | September 14, 2019

Tentative Schedule 9 AM-5 PM | Check-in starts at 7:30 AM

Gold Canyon UMC, 6640 S Kings Ranch Rd, Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

(The closest airport is Phoenix-Mesa Gateway)

Special Session Live Stream

Special Session Documents

Sept. Proceedings

2019 Legislation

Sept. Legislation Packet


DSC Way Forward August Update

Dreaming, researching, seeking opinions, and testing ideas is the work the Way Forward Teams are tasked before the Special Session of the Desert Southwest Conference. Read about the progress so far.

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Faced with God’s Call . . . Again!

The DSC Way Forward has already begun its work of dreaming of ways to reinvent The United Methodist Church as a church that practices inclusion of all in the work of ministry and mission; or of creating a new expression of the church that is rooted in Wesleyan theology and open to all. We are still looking for persons with passion and energy to engage in this work.

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The gift of prayer

Laurie Lineberry, Conference Lay Leader shares a snapshot of the 2019 Laity Session which focused on prayer. Check out the video of the entire session at the end of this article.

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Special Called Session of Annual Conference

The purpose of the special session is to consider all remaining petitions and resolutions submitted to the June 2019 session of Annual Conference and new legislation related to the 2019 special session of the General Conference, the future of the Desert Southwest Conference, or the future of The United Methodist Church.

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DSC Way Forward Teams

Congratulations to the members of the Annual Conference for forming ten teams to work on the way forward for the people and churches of the Desert Southwest Conference. The work of these teams is a tremendous job that is equally exciting, creative, and hope-filled, just as much as it is a comprehensive, prayerful, and meticulous job to be done.

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DSC Book of Resolutions

Resolutions & Petitions of Desert Southwest Annual Conference 1985 – September 2019

2019 Journal

To order a printed copy or access older versions, visit

2019 AC Wrap Up Report

2019 Livestream Archives

2019 AC Mission Projects

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