CCORR Train-The-Trainer

To raise awareness & promote the vision of the Missio Dei (the vision of building up the Beloved Community as God’s mission in the world), foster & facilitate biblical & theological understating of inclusion & diversity as the work of ministry, and train & resource conference leadership, pastors, & congregations for increased cultural competency & fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Worship service for Pride Sunday

Worship service for Pride Sunday

By Rev. Michael Patzloff The Welcoming and Reconciling Team for the Desert Southwest Conference are providing a complete worship service for Pride Sunday to be celebrated on the first Sunday in June. We encourage you to mark this day and celebrate the lives and...

Rooted & Rising

By Rev. Sandy Johnson, pastor at Santa Cruz Valley UMC I haven’t always been a part of the Reconciling movement. I used to believe that if the bible says it, then it’s truth. I got hung up on Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is...

Why Aren’t You on this Bus Already?

By Jim Wiltbank I don’t know why I was late… probably talking to Raul and Jack. We had run our high school cross-country and track races against each other almost every week for the last three years and knew each other well. But when my friend Isaac came running up...

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