Lisa Maupin is a United Methodist missionary serving as a Church and Community Worker assigned to United Methodist Ministries—Missouri River District, a project of the Nebraska Annual Conference.
United Methodist Ministries--Missouri River District has evolved since its founding in 1966 into a direct-services operation with a major emphasis on food security. While centered in the Missouri River District, it is a conference-wide ministry. The district covers 11 mostly rural counties and one urban county (Omaha). The program today has more than 70 partners, including groups within other denominations; public and private schools; refugee, immigrant, and ethnic populations; and the business community. The Big Garden is its cooperative approach to community-based food production.
Lisa’s work is focused on expanding the participation of congregations, increasing exposure through the communications media, cultivating the volunteer base, and assisting in food security efforts.
A native of Wallace, Nebraska, Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Hastings College. She joined the staff of United Methodist Ministries in 2006 as director of communications and volunteers. She previously worked for the American Lung Association.
Lisa describes her call to mission as "one of identifying passions, establishing connections, and finding concrete ways to put faith into action." She finds "mission and justice work" to be among her passions. Her view of mission is quite clear: "I view mission as the part of church where faith meets the world. It is in mission that we put into practice our belief system, test our faith, and reach out to those who have been marginalized….Faith in action is that understanding of why we believe in God, and also the moment when we see those that have been marginalized as human beings that need to feel connected just like we do."
Lisa is a member of the Trinity Ralston United Methodist Church, Omaha, and is a certified lay speaker and a certified trainer for the ReThink Church initiative.
Lisa Maupin is available for Covenant Relationship support in Nebraska Annual Conference , Rocky Mountain Annual Conference .
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