Where Love Lives

A nearly year-long campaign centering on the faith values that have undergirded the Western Jurisdiction’s long-term commitment to a scripturally based fully inclusive ministry. Churches in the Desert Southwest Conference are encouraged to use these resources in local settings as faithful, inviting, open, safe, and loving places for all people and encourage congregational engagement and conversation.

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Strongly committed to radical inclusion of all people


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We will always keep scripture primary

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Seeking to be the light of God




Same-gender weddings are always an option




Committed to its Wesleyan roots




Fair and equal ordination



Cares more about people than its building



We are what our name says

[Featured Article/Devotion]


Committed to Diversity



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The Truth Will Set You Free

A Devotion by Quest Hunter “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” -John 8:32 July 4th, 2021 is different this year. In the past celebrations of America’s independence day, I as a Black American woman, could not celebrate wholeheartedly....

Fire Relief Buckets and ERT Ash Sifters are needed

Fire Relief Buckets and ERT Ash Sifters are needed

By Tom Mattick, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, and Polly Turner, ERT Trainer With the fires in the town of Bagdad, we are reminded of the fire risks associated with the drought and the devastation they can cause to properties and structures in their path....

The Inn Sponsorship Program

Please help to spread the word that The Inn is back in ministry and needs all of our support. Share this post via social media and email or download and share the bulletin insert linked below. Become a Sponsor today at https://tinyurl.com/3stjppek Click here to...

Time for reflection

Time for reflection

By Billie K. Fidlin, DSC Director of Outreach & Justice Welcome to the June offering of Where Love Lives, with its theme: Committed to Diversity: Difference and diversity are not just words. The Apostle Paul described the Holy as close by, not being far from any...

Your Faith Doesn’t Need Permission

by Quest Hunter, member of the Reconciling Committee of the Desert Southwest Conference Happy Pride Y’all! Happy Pride to the United Methodist Church’s Reconciling Ministry’s members for their tireless efforts to educate. As a ministry, they work towards the goal of...

Where Love Lives: We are The United Methodist Church

Where Love Lives: We are The United Methodist Church

By Rev. Matt Ashley, District Superintendent of the South District We are the United Methodist Church, and we are what our name says. We are United. Formed in 1968 by the union of the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church, we are an expression of...

Where Love Lives March Resources

Where Love Lives March Resources

In this month's Desert Southwest Conference resources for the Western Jurisdiction's Where Love Lives media campaign, Bishop Bob starts us off with a video message and pastoral prayer about the desire and actions from the Conferences in the Western Jurisdiction...

Where Love Lives April Resources

As followers of Jesus Christ, we are all called to love God and each other. As members of the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, we do that through acts of justice, community outreach, and personal practices of devotion. In April's video message of...