Desert Southwest Conference Connectional Ministries
Connecting United Methodists at the local, district, conference, and general church level to make disciples for the transformation of the world. Read this Month’s featured post.
Annual Conference Special Session
If necessary, further spending reductions will be implemented, but at this time, no additional spending reductions appear to be necessary. As a reminder, the last day for receiving 2019 apportionment contributions is Friday, January 10, 2020. Thank you for your commitment; it provides financial stability for our connectional programs to work.
The current financial decline, as far as we have been able to determine, is based on the financial challenges faced by many of our churches due to the long, gradual decline that the UMC has been experiencing for many years. It has not yet been significantly affected by the turmoil in the denomination based on the human sexuality issue. The impact of that issue on our denomination could certainly accelerate future financial challenges…
Early in my adult prayer life, I learned that I had to start my day in prayer with the Lord, that I had to put God first in my day. So I tried. I would get up and reach for my bible only to find that after reading for a few minutes that I would fall back asleep and be...
Heard about the Western Jurisdiction Fresh United Methodism Summit on November 14-16? Learn about the purpose of the summit and share your concerns. What questions are surfacing at the local church about the future of The UMC? What do you hope for from this jurisdictional summit? Join the hour-long discussion via Zoom.
Life-changing children and youth ministry begins by equipping those who serve for success by ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all participants. Find the updated Safe Sanctuary policy and take advantage of Safe Gatherings in your ministry settings today!