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  1. Welcoming the Stranger: The 2016 Ministry with the Poor Experiential Training at Church and Community Development for All People, Columbus, Ohio November 03, 2016 1:34 PM by Rev. Greg Henneman
    Welcoming the stranger is more than an act of kindness. Exhibiting radical hospitality is not for the sake of the unfamiliar person alon… Read More
  2. Unity and Community Across Differences: A Reflection on the Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC November 03, 2016 11:41 AM by Dustin Mailman
    A few weeks ago, I brought a group of students from the Appalachian State Wesley Foundation to Asheville with the intention to serve wit… Read More
  3. All God's Children Got Keys September 20, 2013 12:29 PM by Autumn Dennis
    This article is the third in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atlan… Read More
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Getting off the Street July 04, 2013 2:18 PM by Dave Barnhart
    Editor's Note: The following was originally published on Dave Barnhart's blog and has been reposted with his permission.   Over t… Read More
  7. 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
  8. Love Illustrated: Alternative Reality (Part 2) February 09, 2012 8:15 PM by Rev. N. Neelley Hicks
    Lately I’ve been thinking about this and that, but especially “the other.” Jesus gravitated toward others who society … 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.