2021 Denman Award Nominations Sought

By Ken Willard

The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

Evangelism happens in many contexts and many settings; impacts and engages all generations; and requires relationship among a variety of persons. We heard of many creative ways congregations were reaching new people throughout 2020. As you prayerful consider laity, clergy, and youth for this award, you are encouraged to expand your understanding of evangelism to include pandemic examples where appropriate.

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.

If you know of someone whose life and ministry helps introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ, please consider nominating them by May 1, 2021. Please specify whether your nominee is a clergy person, layperson or youth.

Please submit your nomination by following this link to fill out a google document.