Ministry with

The United Methodist Church has started a new initiative called Ministry "with" the Poor. Not for or to, but with. This program emphasizes the need for Christians to be more connected to those with whom we are in ministry, whether they are homeless, prostitutes, children, or underpaid workers. Being in ministry "with" means the missionary and the community work together. We have to stop glorifying ourselves for serving those in need, and seeing ourselves as superior because we are "giving" and they are "receiving". Ministry "with" involves simply living alongside others, experiencing what they experience, and participating in their joys and struggles. This inspiring little video illustrates how each individual has God-given value, and how we can make a difference in someone's life just by being with them and loving them.

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