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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. Reflections on “Catching the Spirit: Reclaiming Methodism as a Movement with and of the poor” January 30, 2014 2:00 PM by Elizabeth S. Tapia
    Editor's Note: The following is a reflection by Elizabeth Tapia the January 28, 2014 Tea and Theology, a monthly staff gathering for the… Read More
  3. Church for All People October 10, 2013 11:50 AM by Katelin Hansen
    Editor's Note: The following was originally posted on Katelin Hansen's blog, By Their Strange Fruit, and has been reposted with permissi… Read More
  4. 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
  5. Ministry With* Our Senses September 27, 2013 10:33 AM by Autumn Dennis
    This article is the fourth in a series of reflections on my experience this summer living and working at the Open Door Community in Atla… Read More
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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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.