Downloads & Resources

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

  1. Worship & Bible Study Series 1: Joining Jesus Outside the Gate
    Ministry with the poor means joining Jesus outside the gate in ministry with people economically marginalized or excluded.
  2. What is Poverty? What is Hunger? (A B1 Curriculum)
    These fact sheets and discussion questions are part of the curriculum of B1 -- One Being, Being One. B1 is a youth movement aimed at understanding the struggle of those in poverty and being one with* them. The focus of B1 is educating young people about the systemic issues that sustain poverty in our world and how the young people can act in solidarity with* the poor while also raising money for The Advance in a 24-hour fasting event.
  3. Good News to the Poor? The United Methodist Church and Ministry With the Poor
    The United Methodist Church was born out of John Wesley’s ministry with the poor-- so how did it become a church of and for the middle and upper-middle classes? Steve Manskar argues that the key to the revitalization of the United Methodist Church will be found in returning to the biblical and historical roots of its mission, proclaiming the gospel of God’s preferential option for the poor, and focusing its resources on Ministry With* for the transformation of the world. By Steven W. Manskar; Copyright 2004 General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church. Posted here by permission.
  4. UMCOR Armenia Anti-Trafficking Program FAQ
    What is the impact of UMCOR’s anti-trafficking work in Armenia? How successful is the program? Why Armenia? Is Armenia a source or destination country for human trafficking? How does Armenia fit into the global context of human trafficking? What does UMCOR’s anti-trafficking program offer victims? Who is helped by the program? How are victims referred? Who cares for them? How can I help?
  5. Celebrate Heritage Sunday
    The theme for next year (2012) is “Stamping Out Killer Diseases of Poverty by Improving Health Globally: Our Heritage.” Each of these areas of focus is a legitimate heir of the movement that included Wesley, Otterbein and Albright. Heritage Sunday will be a time that congregations can remember the vital ministries that have marked our church and its predecessor churches and find inspiration and insight for engaging in these ministries today for the sake of the future.
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