The Board of Lay Ministries serves to foster awareness of the role of the laity within the church and beyond while working to achieve the mission of the Church
Hispanic Latino Ministry serves the purpose of supporting the development, implementation, and assessment of a plan of action to develop fruitful Hispanic Latino disciples in our communities. Our main goals include strengthening existing ministries, starting new congregations and ministries, and identifying, equipping, and deploying local pastors, lay missioners, lay certified ministers, and other individuals who can serve this mission and ministry. All part of our mission to strengthen God's lesson of grace and equality, by giving Hispanic Latino ministries the tools they need to be spiritual leaders in the community.
The Status and Role of Women committee advocates for full participation of women in the total life of the Desert Southwest Conference and The United Methodist Church. We help the church recognize every person – clergy and lay, women and men, adults and children - as full and equal parts of God's human family.