Like many of you, we at the Foundation for Evangelism have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and related closures and restrictions. We wanted to assure you that we continue to operate during this global pandemic. Our staff has transitioned to working from home and on staggered schedules in the office, and remains available by phone and email. We encourage you to reach out to us. The building is closed to visitors at this time, at the recommendation of the North Carolina governor’s office, in an effort to protect our staff, building tenants, and the surrounding community.

The Rev. Casey Turner, 2019 Denman Evangelism Award recipient, baptizes a man trying to overcome addiction at the Breaking Bonds Ministries campus in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Photo courtesy of Breaking Bonds Ministries.

Our commitment to be a Catalyst to equip disciples to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, a message that is needed perhaps more than ever right now, remains unchanged! We will continue to honor our grant commitments and promote Wesleyan-tradition evangelism resources. Some grants, like the Harry Denman Evangelism Awards, may need to shift due to changing Annual Conference schedules.  The invitational faith these awards celebrate offers a nationally representative resource for powerful, inspirational testimonies of God’s work with and among us. We will work with our conference partners to support their changing schedules so that they can recognize these leaders. We also commit to providing you access to their stories of transformation to inspire, equip, and refresh your ministry.

As you might imagine, The Foundation for Evangelism and many other non-profits anticipate being financially impacted by the pandemic and the related economic stressors. We need your help to ensure that we can continue to promote, encourage, and provide resources for Wesleyan evangelism now and for generations to come. We are grateful to our donors and partners who consistently stepped up during fruitful and challenging times in the past, yet we also know that many people will experience hardship during this time. We encourage you to do what makes the most sense for your situation. We, the staff and board, as individuals, will do our part through our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to those in need, and we invite you to do so as well.

We live in uncertain times, yet we know One who is, was, and will always be constant. It is that very knowledge that affirms the work we have done and will do together.  God is with you through this journey, and we will be praying for you, our dear Foundation family,  as we navigate the season that is unfolding before us.

Your partners in ministry,

The board and staff of The Foundation for Evangelism