Caring for Children/Youth in Poverty

This Campaign to mobilize “the people called Methodist” relies upon persons being informed and inspired to care for children.  A primary source for information and inspiration is found in those who are already involved in serving children and youth in poverty.  Their discipleship instructs on starting and sustaining ministries to children/youth in poverty.  And their discipleship encourages when the problems seem overwhelming.

The following descriptions provide instructive and inspiring examples of Methodist churches, agencies, and programs serving children/youth in poverty.  Let them be a resource for your discipleship.  Use their contact information to inquire further about their service and to discern the implications for your involvement with children/youth in poverty.

Return often to this site to see new descriptions added as the Campaign grows.   And be certain to add the description of your own church, agency, district, or conference ministry to the following resources.

Visit the 'Be Involved' page to see how congregations and annual conferences are reporting on their faith in action for children in poverty.


Reading the Campaign booklet is a first step for becoming familiar with this initiative. It offers information and resources to encourage your activism. It can be viewed and downloaded at The Campaign page.

We hope that you will contribute information about your work with children. Descriptions of your ministries will be helpful to others who want to deepen their involvement to care for children in poverty.

You can influence the Campaign’s effectiveness.  Be involved.  Offer your ideas.  Encourage others.

Trusting in God, we dare to envision a world in which every child experiences love, care, and hope. Together we can be the difference in the lives of children in poverty.



More Annual Conferences Join Campaign

August 2017:  Welcome Dakotas Conference UMC where Rev. Rebecca Trefz is the Campaign liaison, and the Minnesota Conference where Rev. Lyndy Zabel is the liaison.

Welcome new liaisons

Spring 2016: We are delighted to welcome the Rev. LaVeatrice Crockrum as liaison with Birmingham Region (Alabama) of CME, and Ms. Judith Yohane representing AME Malawi Central, Malawi North, Malawi South, Central Zimbabwe, Northeast Zimbabwe and Southwest Zimbabwe Annual Conferences!

More Annual Conferences Join Campaign

December 2015: Welcome Nigerian Annual Conference (CME), Rev. Koko Sunday Daniel, liaison; Liberia Annual Conference (CME), Rev. Christian Keller, liaison; Ghana/Togo Conference (CME), Rev. Sampson Fianko, liaison)


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