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  • Every child you encounter is a divine appointment. ~ Wess Stafford

  • There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children. ~Nelson Mandela

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    Visit the 'Be Involved' page to see how congregations and conferences are acting for children in poverty.

  • The evolution of culture is ultimately determined by the amount of love, understanding, and freedom experienced by its children. ~ Lloyd DeMause

  • The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people's children. ~Marian Wright Edelman

About the campaign

The Campaign: History, Context, and Aims

Two primary Campaign objectives are: (1) to renew and empower the efforts of congregations already serving children at risk to poverty; and (2) to challenge and enable congregations, that are not involved with children at risk to poverty, to establish ministries to such children. The campaign is the first time these denominations have collaborated to make a social witness as Methodist partners. The Pan-Methodist Commission wants every Methodist congregation to be involved with ministries that care for children in poverty.

Click here to read about our background, priorities, and activities.

Challenges & Opportunities

Connecting with Schools

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The Hunger for Bread and Love

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Ask Before You Book

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Hope for the Future

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Madeline’s Story (One of Billions)

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Liaison reports

The Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty seeks to serve and engage with all of God's children, without boundary or border.

Every day, members of the Campaign are working to be God's hands and feet on earth in support of children. Here are some of the reports from that work.

Children's Summit at Epworth Children's Home

[Aug 2016] Epworth Children's Home, 2900 Millwood Ave, Columbia, SC 29205 October 15, 2016, 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. The 3-fold purpose of the summit:

  • To address the issues and needs of children, especially in South Carolina, and identify ways that congregations can make an intentional difference through partnerships and advocacy
  • To provide some training for persons who work with children
  • To connect with the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty and participate as an outreach of Hood Seminary

Goal: To bring persons together across denominational lines who work with children and are willing to explore ways to make a difference in their lives.
The Summit will:

  • Explore possibilities for future ministry to children across denominational lines in the state of South Carolina
  • Share examples of what congregations, districts, and conferences are doing in the Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty
  • Provide workshops and resources to assist parents, grandparents and others in the process of nurturing children in a wholesome environment