1. Child Theology: Five ways to be a child-friendly church May 21, 2014 10:08 AM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following post was originally published on Mission Musings, the blog of the General Board of Global Ministries, and h… Read More
  2. 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
  3. The reality of hunger in Arkansas, and the real ways we can help June 27, 2013 9:00 AM by Stephen Copley
    Editor's note: The following has been republished with the author's permission. It is hard for many to believe that people in Arkansas … Read More
  4. Fraternal Workers May 28, 2013 11:00 AM by Ron Whitlach
    Editor's Note:  For some,  the word "Missionary," and even the word "mission," may conjure up vestiges of colonialism and pate… Read More
  5. My Aldersgate Tapestry Experience May 23, 2013 12:19 PM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following was originally posted on Mission Musings and has been reposted with permission.   May 24, or the nea… Read More
  6. Stories of Transformation: Drinking Tea with Palestinians April 12, 2013 1:30 PM by John Daniel Gore
    Editor's note: This post is part of a series of stories of personal transformation of those in ministry with the poor and marginalized, … Read More
  7. From "Memory" to "Vision" in Global Vision May 10, 2012 12:45 PM by Thomas Kemper
    The following is an excerpt of a reflection by Thomas Kemper, the General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministries,  tha… Read More
  8. Giving Back April 18, 2012 10:00 AM by Mary Zigbuo
    After the community awareness forum ended, I observed her trying to get my attention from the opposite side of the Fellowship Hall. We w… 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.


  1. mission
  2. children
  3. Mutuality
  4. us and them
  5. Race
  6. Power
  7. self and other
  8. hospitality
  9. Family
  10. Listening
  11. Neighbors
  12. Jobs
  13. poverty rate
  14. worship
  15. Civil Rights
  16. stereotyping
  17. Policy
  18. Wesley
  19. Education
  20. unemployment
  21. Food Security
  22. Minorities
  23. Leaders
  24. Training
  25. Theology