Harry Denman Evangelism Awards – Nominations Open

(Pictured: 2020 Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipients from the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, UMC)

Nominations for the Harry Denman Evangelism Awards are now underway. The award, given annually by The Foundation for Evangelism and United Methodist Annual Conferences, honors lay, clergy and youth whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Begun over 40 years ago, the Harry Denman Evangelism Awards have been awarded to over 3,000 individuals in at least 50 current or former United Methodist Annual Conferences.

The awards are named for Harry Denman, noted lay evangelist and Christian leader, who believed that each person must live their call to make disciples of Jesus Christ through relationship, mission, and faith-sharing. He once said,

“Today…the only way we can see Christ is to see him wrapped in a person… We need to become a package of love, a package of faith, a package of Christ.”

Harry Denman

Nomination forms for the 2022 Harry Denman Evangelism Awards are available on The Foundation for Evangelism website or by contacting your Annual Conference. Nomination forms should be submitted to your annual conference, or the annual conference of the individual being nominated.

What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings. Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new Christ Followers who credit encounters with this person as critical in helping to start or reignite their faith journey.

We look forward to honoring these disciples so changed by their relationship with Jesus that they are compelled to share it with others!

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