Have you ever heard some great news? How long did you keep it to yourself? God’s love for us, shown in the life, death and resurrection of Christ, is the best news we have to share with the world. Its news that will change lives today and for eternity.
The work of evangelism and congregational development is to intentionally widen the reach of individual Christians and the church in sharing this good news. Every church can put systems and processes in place that assist people in sharing their faith and inviting others to claim that for themselves. That’s the work of the Evangelism and Congregational Development teams. We’d love to tell you more.
On April 8-9, 2011, more than 800 people joined for the second conference-wide evangelism education and inspiration event. You can download resources from the event here.
Harry Denman Award
The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards honor a United Methodist clergy, youth, and lay person in each annual conference who has exhibited outstanding efforts in Wesleyan evangelism by faithfully carrying out the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ.” Those eligible for this prestigious award practice the Great Commission. This can involve personal witnessing, speaking, and inspiring individual persons or the local church to be actively involved helping people to experience the transforming love of God through Jesus Christ. Neither the size of the local church with which the person is affiliated, the age or gender of the person, nor the length of their service should limit one’s eligibility. What is important are the people whose lives have been changed by the life and ministry of the nominee.
You can nominate someone here. Nominations are due by April 15.