The 2020 Annual Conference planning committee, called Sessions, met on January 27 to begin planning this year’s Annual Conference Session and set some deadlines. However, with General Conference looming before us, planning business, as usual, isn’t suitable this time. This is a heads up, the Sessions Committee is fully committed to dreaming beyond the way we’ve operated the Annual Conference in the past, daring to be courageous and plan for an impactful and responsive Annual Conference while remaining agile enough to switch gears if the GC2020 outcome requires. Deadlines may need to shift.
Bishop Bob and the District Superintendents of the Desert Southwest Conference have made it clear that no matter what happens during General Conference 2020, we all have mission and ministry to do and no one will be kept from fulfilling their calling from God. We don’t know what the Church will look like after GC2020 or what course of action our churches, our Conference, and our Jurisdiction are encouraged to take. But what we do know is that in the Desert Southwest Conference, all are welcome and equally beloved children of God.
At uncertain times such as this, we can’t take anything for granted or assume that deadlines are set in stone. With all this in mind, your grace and willingness to be agile with us in this process are appreciated.
Registration details will be coming soon and the deadline to apply for Conference Lay Leader has been moved to April 15, 2020. Click here to find out more about that.
The dscumc.org/ac page will get updated with the latest information as soon as new details are available. You’re invited to check the page weekly to find the latest information about the Annual Conference planning, deadlines, resources, devotionals, and event or hotel registration. Please share this information with your church’s Lay Members to Annual Conference.