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An online academy day apart retreat from Academy for Spiritual Formation recommended by the Desert Southwest Conference Spiritual Formation Committee.
We are so excited that Youth 2023 will take place in Daytona Beach in July of 2023. We want to make sure that every youth in the conference, whether they have a youth group or not, is able to attend this wonderful event that happens once every four years in the...
Youth from around our annual conference will be attending the quadrennial Youth 2023 gathering in Daytona Beach, Florida, in July 2023, and we are helping you and your churches coordinate attendance for this amazing event. Whether you have a full group going, or just youth or two, we can help!
July 25, 2023 will be here before you know it and this event takes place in in Daytona Beach, Florida, so there's lots to consider and prepare. Start fundraising, planning, and, most importantly, praying for this awesome opportunity for your young people. Fun and...
by Christina Dillabough, Director of Communications Meet Rachel Mosher, the Youth and Common Grounds Coordinator at St Mark's UMC in Tucson. She's also one of the newest Methodism bloggers on TikTok! She says, "I tend to jump in with both feet." Rachel has a degree...
This year’s Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation is a response to two of our greatest needs: a desire to deepen our life with God and a longing for justice. Too often, the Church is split between those who pray and those who march. The reality is that the...
Note to reader: For the last eight years, Mary Lou Adame has served on leadership teams for DSC’s Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation. Why has she volunteered to do this? Here are a few thoughts she passed on to me on her way to visit a friend in San Antonio....
Lots of churches worry about staying relevant to young people. They want to make connections but are unsure about what young people want from them. And in this chaotic time, churches don’t have time or energy to add a lot of additional programming. The Timothy...
By June Morrison, Senior Ministries Task Force It's my experience that there are certain things I have to accept and there are other things that I can work on. I’ve been blessed with good health for most of my life, but I’ve found that growing older includes some...
By Martha Lundgren, Senior Ministries Chairperson Worldwide people over 60 will outnumber children by 2040. Over 60s make up the fastest growing age group. And their numbers will increase from 600 million to over 2 billion people by 2050. In the US, over 65s...
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