The Mississippi Annual Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award which will be presented at the Glory Sightings Banquet on June 3, 2015
Each year the Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodist clergy, youth, and lay persons who have made a difference in the lives of people, the church and the community -- exhibiting outstanding efforts in Wesleyan evangelism by faithfully carrying out the mission of "making disciples of Jesus Christ." This award, named for the late Dr. Harry Denman, whom Dr. Billy Graham called "my mentor in evangelism," is made possible by The Foundation for Evangelism, which was founded by Dr. Denman in 1949.
Nominated by individuals, churches, and districts, recipients of the Harry Denman Evangelism Award have a passion for helping others experience God's transforming love. Recent honorees have been involved in ministries ranging from food pantries to suicide prevention, disaster cleanup to campus outreach, and Bible studies to overseas missions. Neither the size of the local church with which the person is affiliated, the age or gender of the person, nor the length of service should limit one's eligibility.
Recipients of the 2014 Harry Denman Evangelism Award were Rev. Hiram Coker, Jr. of Mendenhall UMC (Clergy Award); Albert "Bert" Mills of Kossuth UMC (Lay Award); and Taylor Jenkins of Kossuth UMC (Youth Award).
The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, May 6, 2015.
To nominate a clergy, lay and youth, download and complete the nomination application that can be found here
Send completed form to: Mississippi Annual Conference, 320-C Briarwood Drive, Jackson, MS 39206
For more information about this and other awards, visit the Mississippi Conference website, www.mississippi-umc.org.