Conference Committee

New Faith

Ministries of Faith in Action

The goal of New Faith Communities is to establish safe spaces where un-churched or de-churched individuals can examine their faith, discover what it means to follow Jesus, and then engage in discipleship activities with new acquaintances. Every member of these communities is dedicated to sharing God’s love with their neighbors, congregating in shopping centers, cafes, storefronts, bars, residences, fellowship halls, and restaurants.

News & Events


Rev. Antonieta Wyrick

Rev. Antonieta Wyrick


Rev. Rachel Gilmore

Rev. Rachel Gilmore

Director of New & Vital Faith Ministries

Call the Desert Southwest Conference

Email Antonietta

New Faith Archives

Team Members

Corby Johnson

Fred Mast

Lauren Coffman

Stephen Govett

David West

Matt Kuss

Gretchen Lopez


Congregant Plot User Guide

Use this with Mission Insight


Additional resources regarding discipleship and spreading our faith.

DSC Way Forward Resources

Additional information and resources about DSC Way Forward. 

Western Jurisdiction New Church Start Plan

See attached PDF file.

Cooperative Parish Webinar

Watch the recording here.

Pathways Process Registration Form

Select your role in the church.(Required)
Select your District

About Each Pathway

Pathway 1: Legacy Path

We are discerning that our time as a vital church might be coming to an end, and we want to be faithful with our resources and faithful to the process.

This Path Includes:
  • Book Study
  • Discernment meetings and plan with
  • Mission Insite resources
  • Opportunities for coaching to closure
  • Ongoing prayer, support, and celebration of the church’s faithful witness

Pathway 2: Recapturing the Vision

COVID hurt us; our numbers and giving are down, and our leaders are tired. We have probably lost our vision of who we are and what we are called to do as a church in our context.

This Path Includes:
  • Mission Insite training and reports
  • Reaching New People in New Places Training
  • Book Study- Coming Revolution of Church Economics by Mark DeYmaz
  • Cohort coaching on vision casting and google-brand sprints
  • Additional resources for leadership team including mystery worshipper form
  • Access to grant writing resources, trainings offered in Spanish, and potential cohort coaching with church cartographers or in-house co-hort coaching

Pathway 3: Exploring the Vision

We have a vision to do something new to revitalize our existing church but we don’t know how to do it.

This Path Includes:
  • Reaching New People in New Places training
  • Possible Cohort coaching with Church Cartographers, ACSTechnologies, C2 or in-house coaching
  • Access to grant-writing resources (how to find grants and grant writers to assist in completing grant requests)
  • Opportunities for BIPOC young adult internship program and attending the National Church Planter Gathering with workshop tracks on multiethnic/multicultural ministry, digital ministry, generating external revenue, church planting principles, or network galas
  • Ongoing quarterly webinars on current practices for church growth and visioning

Pathway 4: Expanding the Vision

We have a plan to revitalize our community with a new faith community and have formed a plan but need help implementing it.

This Path Includes:
  • Mission Insite and Mission Possible training on design thinking
  • Co-Creator Event
  • Application to New Faith for funding
  • Access to grant-writing resources (how to find grants and grant writers to assist in completing grant requests)
  • Opportunity to attend the National UM Church Planter Gathering
  • Book Study on Staying Awake: The Gospel for Change-makers by Tyler Sit Invitation to participate in two on-site trainings and monthly and quarterly coaching with Ministry Incubators’ Hatch-athon program
  • Access to webinars on the core competencies of church planting
  • Possible cohort or individual coaching with C2, Church Cartographers, or other specialized groups

Select Your Path(Required)
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