Camp & Retreat Ministries: Coping During Covid

Covid-19 has impacted us in many ways and many of them aren’t good. With the cancellations of school years, birthday parties, events and even camps our children and youth are grieving these losses just as adults are experiencing grief around the changes. If you or...

Wait Until

Wait Until

Growth, I believe, is an intentional process. The disciples were just getting used to a new normal, when forty days into things Jesus let them know that more change was ahead, “Wait here, until…”
I don’t know about you, but who wants to listen to, “wait here until…”

Water for the Reservation – AC 2020 Mission Project

Imagine. For just a moment, walk with me, through more than 27,000* square miles in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. 27,000 square miles of many homes without running water or other infrastructure that many of us simply live with daily as part of our “normal”. A place...

In Such a Time as This

In Such a Time as This

If, during this COVID 19 time, you have walked into a grocery store and left without everything you needed – you have now experienced what many people experience every day. They walk into a grocery store; consider how much money they have and often leave without everything they need for their families.

7 Ways to Keep Revenue and Donations Flowing During the COVID-19 Crisis

Your congregation may have curtailed in-person services and activities because of the coronavirus, but there’s no stopping your congregation’s payroll, mortgage, and other financial obligations. Stewardship expert Rob Blezard outlines steps your church can take to address the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 crisis in this article posted by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership.

A New Paradigm I Give You – at least for Lent

A New Paradigm I Give You – at least for Lent

“Remember who you are.” Those words echo through my soul during the season of Lent. This year the challenge to remember who I am is coupled with the vision of the Desert Southwest Conference. You know the vision statement: We are called to be a courageous church: loving like Jesus, acting for justice, united in hope.

Engaging your community through Lent

Congregations often turn inward as we journey through the lifecycle of the congregation. We become satisfied with maintaining the comfort of those who are already here and lose sight of the mission that we are called to be stewards of, the mission to go and make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The season of Lent leading up to Easter is a season of preparation, readying ourselves for the celebration of Resurrection. It is also a time to focus on growing as disciples and extending ourselves outward into our neighborhoods and engaging the community around us in a way that builds meaningful relationships.

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