Last year, the North Alabama Conference adopted ministry with the poor as one of its conference priorities. The vision is that every North Alabama United Methodist Church will engage in excellent, capacity building ministry with a community of need in their local area and that every engagement with a community of need will have, as a core component, the task of making disciples of Jesus Christ and creating new communities of faith.
The Ministry with the Poor Operational Team leading this priority is working to develop a “best practices” approach that is incarnational, humble, evangelistic and culturally appropriate. This year’s special offering will be seed money for developing new initiatives and resources for this priority ministry area.
The offering will be received June 1 during the Service of Ordination, Commissioning and Licensing. Local congregations are invited to send their contributions to this ministry with their Annual Conference member.