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  1. Experiencing the Transformational Power of the Spirit in “Ministry WITH" April 17, 2014 8:20 AM by Rev. Greg Henneman
    For several years, Central UMC in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico has been in ministry with a group of people experiencing homelessness… Read More
  2. Building the Beloved Community through Love and Justice October 04, 2013 11:44 AM by Autumn Dennis
    This article is the fifth in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atlan… Read More
  3. Beyond Streets, Prisons and Broken Community: Building the Beloved Community September 13, 2013 3:01 PM by Autumn Dennis
    This article is the second in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atla… Read More
  4. Five Rules to Keep From Being the Agent of the Devil in the Middle of the Church: A Practical Guide to “Ministry with” August 14, 2013 10:03 AM by Mike Mather
    A couple of decades ago I read “Why Servanthood is Bad,” an insightful, practical, biblically-based article by John McKnight… Read More
  5. Mission is Conversation August 01, 2013 8:50 AM by Kara Crawford
    Editor's Note: The following originally appeared in the July/August 2013 edition of New World Outlook, the mission magazine of The Unite… Read More
  6. Bearing Good Fruit July 26, 2013 2:02 PM by Katelin Hansen
    Editor's Note: In this blog post, the author  explores ways in which predominantly white and privileged churches and their members … Read More
  7. Listening well as a person of privilege: From pain to hope June 21, 2013 9:00 AM by Christena Cleveland
    Editor's Note: An integral part of Ministry with the Poor is learning to listen. For many of us, deep  empathic, non-judgmental lis… Read More
  8. Listening well as a person of privilege: Seek to understand and embrace anger June 14, 2013 9:00 AM by Christena Cleveland
    Editor's Note: An integral part of Ministry with the Poor is learning to listen. For many of us, deep  empathic, non-judgmental lis… Read More
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About This Blog

Read and comment on a range of personal reflections and perspectives about poverty and Ministry with the Poor. Our goal is to attract diverse voices and points of view from United Methodists and friends, including people and communities living in conditions of poverty, other experts, religious leaders, community organizers, advocates, policy makers, volunteers, and all engaged in Ministry with the Poor.