Entries by Barby Bowser


The “E Word” Web Series Returns

Now in its second season, The “E-Word” web series returns with three new speakers. The series is developed with the local church in mind and features three E. Stanley Jones Professors of Evangelism – experts in evangelism in the Wesleyan-tradition and each practical theologians with pastoral experience. Following the same three topics as the 2019 […]


FFE a Sponsor at Leadership Institute 2020

For 22 years now, Leadership Institute at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection has drawn ministry leaders and pastors from around the nation, and even globally. This year was no different, however the event LOOKED very different. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference was held virtually. Despite having to move online, the conference […]

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Denman Award Presentations in the Time of COVID-19

In most typical years, The Foundation for Evangelism would have received announcements of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award Presentations at annual conferences months ago. Yet, because of the current pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, many annual conferences had to be creative in how they made the award presentations. Most conference staff or chairs of evangelism […]

Denman Award Recipient, Author, Puts God First

Dr. Bryan Sibley, a board certified pediatrician, received the Harry Denman Evangelism Award from the Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church in 2019. As a Certified Lay Minister he has served as a supply pastor, leading worship and preaching two Sundays monthly. He has taught at the Louisiana Conference License to Preach School and […]

Harry Denman Fellows Meet at Christmas Conference – New Fellow Named

In January, more than 40 past and current Harry Denman and John Wesley Fellows gathered for the 42nd Christmas Conference at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. At the gathering, organized annually by A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE), participants heard from keynote speaker Tim Dalrymple, CEO of Christianity Today, and working groups focused on […]

The Hope of an Easter People

This Easter will be different than any most of us have ever experienced. COVD-19 has changed our lives in ways that we are only beginning to realize. As people who follow Jesus Christ, we have been and will continue to be called upon to respond in ways we never anticipated. What should we do? Especially […]