Youth in Mission: Serving the Poor, Growing in Faith

by Samantha Tashman
In the summer of 1974, several youth from Blakemore United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. spent a week serving together at the Hinton Rural Life Center in North Carolina… read more

Lord, Send Us the People Nobody Else Wants or Sees!: Developing a Heart for the Poor and Broken

by Jorge Acevedo
When I was in my last year at Asbury Theological Seminary, I needed one more class to graduate. I was serving as a children's and youth pastor at a local United Methodist church… read more

Promoting Economic Development: Empowering the Church to Empower the Community

by Derek Jacobs
Every day when we turn on the news, look on the Internet, or open the newspaper, we are finding discouraging news about our economy. To be more specific, we are seeing an alarming … read more

Thinking Beyond Ourselves in Hard Times

by Donald Shriver
In a Sojourners review of the book, Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money (Oxford, 2008), Duke professor Dana Trent remarks that “most U.S… read more

All Ages, One Mission

by Karen Smith
Ginghamsburg Church is a United Methodist congregation in Tipp City, Ohio, a small city of 9,300 people just north of Dayton. In the summer of 2008, Forbes magazine gave Dayton… read more

Desiring the Undesirables: Compassionate Ministry with the Hungry and Homeless

by Rudy Rasmus
Where did we ever get the notion that certain people—created out of the same substance as the rest of us—could be considered “undesirable” in the church?… read more
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