The Foundation for Evangelism recognizes that great innovation requires support and resources to become a reality. That is why we are dedicated to funding ministries and organizations that will have a multiplying impact on The United Methodist Church. There are several levels of grant support that the Foundation provides in order to identify, prepare and place leaders of exceptional potential so that their ministries may have the greatest impact possible.
E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism
The Foundation for Evangelism provides funding to support the E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism at United Methodist Seminaries and schools of theology around the world including positions in Germany, Russia and Zimbabwe.
Denman Fellows Program
In order to fill the growing need for excellent instructors with academic training in evangelism in the spirit of John Wesley, the Denman Fellows program provides support for those who aspire to teach…
Wallace Chappell Lectures
An endowed lecture series, this grant annually provides United Methodist seminaries or related institutions with fund to bring a national or international leader in evangelism to the campus to train, inspire and challenge the students, faculty and associated clergy.
Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church
Each year one person is recognized as the Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church. The purpose of this grant is to create a platform from which exceptional, innovative leaders (clergy or lay) who are in ministry in a United Methodist setting can serve as role models and inspiration for others seeking to new, impactful way to approach evangelism in the spirit of John Wesley whereby people enter into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
Culture of the Call Church
This award expands upon our tradition of recognizing excellence in local church evangelism, incorporates the focus on striving to impact younger generations, and encourages those who seek to grow the United Methodist Church.
The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.