Foundation for Evangelism (FFE) invites exceptional, innovative leaders – both clergy and lay – working in a United Methodist Church setting to apply (or be nominated) for its 2016 Distinguished Evangelist of the United Methodist Church Award.
Given annually since 1990, the Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church Award is designed to recognize all who are called to be evangelists in the spirit of John Wesley – not just those who are called to be clergy.
To be considered for the award, the applicant should be known for the tangible ways in which their ministry transforms the lives of those they mentor and shepherd. The successful candidate will be a role model and inspiration for others who seek to embody FFE’s vision of growing generations of Christ followers in new and impactful ways.
The Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church:
- Is an innovator.
- Practices evangelism in the Methodist or Wesleyan context in a United Methodist setting.
- Is known for the tangible ways in which their ministry transforms the lives of those they lead, mentor, and shepherd.
- Nurtures, mentors, and develops “Timothy” leaders who seek to be in ministry in similar ways.
- States clearly “Why Jesus.”
- Embodies FFE’s vision of growing generations of Christ Followers – clergy and laity – who have a passion for evangelism.
Upon receiving the award, the 2016 Distinguished Evangelist will be invited to:
- Participate in media efforts to promote FFE and this award.
- Speak at the Lake Junaluska Summer Sermon Series the summer following being named.
- Deliver a featured lecture as the Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church on a national stage.
- Participate in FFE’s Speakers Bureau.
- Share with FFE links to websites, blogs and other social media with which they are affiliated.
- Provide articles and videos (or access to existing) for use on the FFE website.