The Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR) is a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The PSWR is home to over 110 congregations that speak more than six different languages in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii!
There are New and Transforming congregations in the PSWR, as well as many historical churches, like First Christian Church San Bernardino and Wilshire Christian Church, that have been doing ministry in the Pacific Southwest for over 120 years!
We are a people who welcome all to the Lord's Table, as God has welcomed us. We invite you to Find A Congregation in the PSWR and get involved in the diverse and vibrant life of our Region!
Regional committees faithfully help carry out the ministry of the Pacific Southwest Region in the following areas. For more information about any particular committee or for details on how to become involved, contact the Regional Office.
- Christian Education
- Church Transformation
- Church in Society
- Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations
- New Church Development
- Permanent Funds
- Camp and Conference
- Outdoor Ministries
- Disciples Women
- Global Ministries
- Young Adults
- Older Adult Ministry
The PSWR of the Christian Church (DOC) partners with the following five Units to extend our mission and witness in the world:
ALL PEOPLES COMMUNITY CENTER: All Peoples Community Center provides a broad spectrum of social services to all, regardless of faith or race, and to empower the community to meet its needs by promoting equality, unity, respect and self-determination among all who participate in its programs. Learn more on their website. Unit Representative: Saundra Bryant, Director of All Peoples Community Center
CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY CHURCH RELATIONS: An academically distinguished, Disciples related university offering opportunities to learn and explore alongside world-class faculty, for a lifetime of personal achievement. The Church Relations serves nearly 100 Disciples and UCC students. Learn more on their website. Unit representative: Nancy Brink, Director of Church Relations
EASTMONT COMMUNITY CENTER: Works to enhance the quality of life for children, youth, working adults and seniors in low-income families by providing needed education, social services, and health and wellness services that promote personal development and self-sufficiency. Learn more on their website. Unit representative: Teresa Palacios, Director of Eastmont Community Center
PROJECT IMPACT: Provides children, youth and their families with the tools to help them survive and thrive in a hostile environment through five core services: Counseling/Wellness, Tutoring, Mentoring, Parent Education, and Job Readiness and Placement. Learn more on their website. Unit representative: Matt Harris, Founder and Director, Project IMPACT
DISCIPLES SEMINARY FOUNDATION: Disciples Seminary Foundation creates and welcomes partnerships with students, schools, church organizations and donors in order to support the formation of leadership in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ. Learn more on their website. Unit representative: Jon Berquist, President of DSF