- UMC – www.umc.org/resources/scholarships.
- DSCUMC – Additional opportunities will be listed on this page soon.
Begin your journey with prayer. God calls everyone into ministry. Talk to your church pastor for help on discovering God’s plan for you. Or if you’re not ready for that conversation yet, check out www.explorecalling.org and explore how to listen for God’s voice, discern what you’ve heard, and respond faithfully.
Are retreats more your style?
- Find a spiritual formation event near you, visit www.academy.upperroom.org.
- Volunteer at a retreat or camping experience, .
If your journey includes ordination
Check out the DSCUMC Board of Ordained Ministry.
Want to start a new community of faith?
- Talk with your church pastor about this.
- Grants and loan information is available at www.umc.org.
If you’re already a pastor
Contact the Dean of the Cabinet or to talk about:
- Transferring membership to the Desert Southwest Conference from another Conference or denomination.
- Requesting a new appointment during retirement in the Desert Southwest Conference.