Downloads & Resources

Click the links below to download our resources. If you have questions about a resource, please contact us.

  1. Restore Participant Guide

    The Participant’s Guide for use with the three Restore Videos.

  2. Who is Poor in the United States? Examining the Characteristics and Workforce Participation of Impoverished Americans

    From the Brookings Institute, "Who is poor in the United States?" documents the characteristics of the 46.7 million Americans who lived in poverty in 2014. The study describes "who lives in poverty as well as the characteristics of the working-age poor and those working-age poor who were employed less than full-time year-round." 

  3. JFON Lenten Bible Study on Immigration: Welcoming the Stranger
    Bishop Trimble, the Iowa Conference Immigration Task Force, and a special writing team led by Rev. Denny Coon and Rev. Roger Betsworth, have created a Lenten Bible Study on Immigration for local churches, small groups, and individuals. The six-week study focuses on themes of hospitality, welcoming strangers, and the importance of building meaningful relationships and ministries with new people in our communities. It offers questions to consider as well as activities and suggestions for ways to engage more deeply with the realities of immigration. (Text courtesy of UMCOR)
  4. B1 Student Handbook
    The student handbook is a small booklet containing information about B1, poverty, and the Advance projects highlighted for B1 2012. B1 is a 24-hour food fasting event for youth, which raises money to empower the poor and disempower unjust systems sustaining poverty in our world. B1 connects youth to the issues facing our impoverished sisters and brothers around the world, and the ways The United Methodist Church can help eradicate poverty through The Advance. (Text courtesy of The Advance.) For more information on the 2012 projects, see
  5. Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness: New Jersey Faces New Poverty
    Poverty in suburbia, while the popular imagination may think it doesn't exist, is only growing. This report from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness shows that rates of poverty in the New Jersey suburbs are increasing even more quickly than in New York City itself.
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