Southwest Conference encourages the planting and growth of non-traditional, organic congregations. These are likely to meet in rented or free space (non-traditional church buildings) and pastors may not be salaried. At the same time, such congregations may be recognized as full member churches of the SWC UCC. Small, organic, simple congregations like this may well be the most common expression of Christian community in the future. If interested in beginning such a group, or if you have an existing group that may wish to affiliate with the UCC, contact Church Growth Coordinator.