1. The Stranger Among Us December 15, 2015 12:00 AM by Mike Slaughter
    Originally posted at Ministry Matters. Reposted with permission. Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to s… Read More
  2. Stressed-Out in Tampa April 19, 2012 8:00 AM by Rev. Laurie Haller
    Stressed-out in Tampa?  No way!  What’s there not to like about this fun-loving city of sun, warmth, water, and Busch Ga… Read More
  3. Deserved Attention December 02, 2011 10:19 AM by Marissa Emrich
    Each and every day so many people spend their time helping others. But for some reason, their efforts are not deemed as worthy of attent… Read More
  4. White People to the Rescue? November 02, 2011 12:40 PM by Marissa Emrich
    A few weeks ago a white speaker talked to our class about his efforts to help a predominantly African American community. He told us tha… Read More

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. Ministry with the poor
  2. community
  3. Poverty
  4. UMC
  5. Social Justice
  6. health
  7. Solidarity
  8. relational
  9. living on the margins
  10. Bible
  11. Privilege
  12. Income Inequality
  13. Respect
  14. Jim Crow Laws
  15. Stigma
  16. working poor
  17. Discipleship
  18. Food Security
  19. immigration
  20. street ministry
  21. Housing
  22. Florida
  23. segregation
  24. Meaningful Work
  25. transforming worship