Ministry WITH the Poor: Doing For; Doing With; Being With

by Paul Slentz
A conversation about ministry “with” the poor should start with one important reminder: the poor are indeed in ministry. I didn't always know that this was the case… read more

Prophetic Preaching in the Real Pulpit

by Matthew L. Kelley
I went to a large preaching conference a few years back, where one day was specially designated as a “celebration of prophetic preaching.” Some very big names were the … read more

Relieving Poverty Through Micro–Investing

by Roy I. Sano
We have all learned the ancient Chinese adage: give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime. God showed Abraham and Sarah this truth … read more

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
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