The Commission on Evangelism exists to help local congregations fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus: “Make Disciples.” The Commission is available to resource local congregations in their work of proclaiming, discovering, and inviting persons into a relationship with Jesus Christ. In addition, the Commission offers grants for workshops to promote evangelism within the North Carolina Annual Conference.
The Denman Award for Evangelism is presented annually to individuals whose efforts in sharing their faith have yielded results in changed lives. Annual conferences may make awards to lay, clergy, and especially youth.
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.
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.
Each year Annual Conferences and the Foundation for Evangelism recognize one youth, one clergy, and one lay person in each conference.
The Commission on Evangelism offers educational opportunities within the Annual Conference. Churches and Districts are encouraged to find ways to bring people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. If your church, sub-district, district or multi-district event would like to be considered, please complete and return the appropriate form.
Risk Taking Grant Form: The Commission offers seed grants to give churches the chance to take a risk for Jesus.
Yuko Miller (a conference evangelist)