UNITE is an annual youth and young adult conference that empowers young leaders across the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR) for Christian service in their local church and all over the world.

The theme of UNITE 2019 is “Building Bridges,” and will focus on equipping young people for the task of leading and uniting the body of Christ in these challenging times. Topics include creative expression, life skills, multi-media, global ministry, and MUCH more

This powerful and exciting weekend includes hands-on training, educational workshops, dynamic worship services, and recreational activities.

The conference will take place at Oceanside Sanctuary, 204 South Freeman Street in Oceanside, California. It is open to all youth and young adults in high school to 25 years old. Check in at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15 and check out at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 18. Cost is $100/person for the conference, which includes all meals from breakfast Saturday through breakfast Monday. Click here for more information about recommended hotels and details about the conference. Download the flyer or register here

The excitement is spreading for UNITE 2019: Building Bridges at Oceanside Sanctuary on February 15-18. We are delighted to have the Emmy Award Winning artist and Disciples pastor, J Kwest (Rev. Julian DeShazier), as a special guest preacher! We are doubly blessed to have the Director of Duke Divinity’s Youth Academy, Milton Gildner, representatives from Global Ministries sharing amazing service opportunities, and special guests from Arizona Region’s Youth Leadership Team in attendance. Continue reading

Here are a few words of encouragement from PSWR pastors about why your church should consider sending young people to UNITE this year:

“It was a refreshing experience to see our region’s young adults and youth participate in such a visible and inspiring way at our last Regional Assembly in Fullerton. I believe that this is evidence of what regional work with young adults and youth is accomplishing. I am more than supportive of the effort being made through activities such as UNITE Conference that is being planned for this year at Oceanside Sanctuary.  I encourage all of our pastors in the region to be supportive of this conference so that we continue to inspire our own local church youth and young adult ministries.” Continue reading

Pastor Xose Escamilla
Senior Pastor at Casa de Oracion San Diego


1. Working with youth requires training.

2. Affection is not always wanted.

3. Maintain a Learner’s Mindset

4. Covenant Together

As we look toward 2019, the PSWR Youth and Young Adult Ministries want to make sure every parent, every pastor, and every one who engages in regional ministries can do so without fear of unsafe or dangerous conditions. We are committed to provide sanctuary for those who seek God’s love and covenant with one another. Continue Reading

Better Together is a consultation service that empowers local churches to rediscover a call and purpose for ministry. It combines professional leadership assessment with customized transformational strategies that unlock energy, passion, and skill in any ministry team. PSWR Associate Regional Minister and Certified Executive Leadership Consultant, Rev. B. J. Barlow, provides customized seminars that strengthen volunteer leadership, organizational growth, and spiritual vibrancy perfect for church retreats or weekend conferences. Participants will be provided individual assessment tools, personalized coaching, and a thorough ministry assessment that identifies adaptive solutions.


israel-palestine TRIP: MAY 28-JUNE 9, 2018

Ten young adults from the PSWR recently returned from Israel and Palestine, where they experienced and learned about the civil/religious discord in the territories. 

The group included Jess Kim, Abi Hernandez, Lauren Byun, Ha-nul Yang, Yvette Hernandez, Brandan Robertson, Eula Pagdilao, Emmanuel Freeman, Saianna Smith, Heather Backstrom, and Young Lan Kim. 

Read about their journey on our Regional blog:
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