The Foundation for Evangelism has announced the new Culture of the Call Church Award. It will highlight churches which – like the Foundation itself – are helping to raise up generations of leaders with a passion for evangelism.
Each year, this award will recognize one local congregation of The United Methodist Church which has a history of supporting young people in answering their call into full time Christian service. These churches will have ordained clergy, deacons, campus ministers, youth ministers, and others who credit the teaching, nurturing, and sustaining support of the congregation as being among their greatest assets as they began their professional journey.
Jack Ewing, Executive Director, states, "We are pleased to recognize and honor one United Methodist Church with this award each year, but the real benefit for the connection will be the identification of common qualities and practices of churches from which leaders are emerging. These will be shared widely within The United Methodist Church."
The Foundation for Evangelism has been recognizing excellence in evangelism in The United Methodist Church for many years. The Culture of the Call Church Award will be its third national award, joining the Distinguished Evangelist of The United Methodist Church Award and the Harry Denman Evangelism Awards.
The deadline for applications is April 10, 2010.