The Global Empowerment Network presents the 2nd Annual MLK Ministry and Global Missions Awards to honor those who reflect the exemplary Christian service demonstrated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  We recognize the great sacrifices and leadership of Dr. King and join others around the world in celebrating his Christian service during the month of his birth.  These awards are designed to recognize the tireless work of pastors and church leaders engaged in local and global ministries and serve as an incentive towards greater innovation and a celebration of good practice. The goal is to identify and reward those Christian leaders who have shown enthusiasm in and dedication to ministry in local, national, and global settings.  

Marketplace

Ministry Award

  • A Christian leader in a for-profit business
  • Models Christ-like principles in the marketplace
  • Influences and empowers others to model Christ-like principles in the marketplace


​LIFETIME MINISTRY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

  • A pastor, church leader, or missionary
  • A minimum of 30 years in ministry 
  • ​Evidence of excellent mentorship and empowerment of others​
  • Ministry years marked with outstanding achievements





























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Global Empowerment Network presents the

2018 MLK Ministry and Global Missions Awards

Theme: Celebrating Exemplary Christian Service


WORSHIP & ARTS Ministry Award

  • ​An individual or organization 
  • Ministry known for producing powerful, revolutionary worship experiences using singers, musicians, liturgical dance,  visual sound engineering, and dramatic presentations


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL NOMINEES:


  1. Lives, works, or worships in the Hampton Roads Area
  2. Excellent moral integrity and accountability
  3. Ministerial consistency and perseverance
  4. Evidence of the fruit of the Holy Spirit in ministry and lifestyle

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 5:00 pm Sunday, January 21, 2018

First Presbyterian Church. 820 Colonial Avenue. Norfolk, VA 23507

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Global Missions & Ministry Award

  • Pastor or church member
  • ​Established effective ways to preach, teach, and provide opportunities for members to serve in a global context or served in the area of global missions & ministry


​OUTSTANDING HUMANITARIAN AWARD

  • An individual or organization
  • Working for, ministering to, and/or advocating for the poor and destitute
  • Providing some measure of effective relief, rehabilitation, and/or development
  • ​All measures led to the empowerment of the community


GENERAL AWARD NOMINATION GUIDELINES -  NOMINATIONS CLOSE DEC 15, 2017

1.  Nominees must meet the criteria outlined in the "General Requirements for All Nominees."

2.  Anyone 18 years or older may nominate an individual or organization.

3.  Only one nomination per person, per category is allowed.

4.  You may not self-nominate.

2018 MLK MINISTRY AND GLOBAL MISSIONS AWARD CATEGORIES

Ministry

Leadership Award

  • ​​Pastor or church leader
  • Established effective ways to preach, teach, and provide opportunities for members to serve in a global context or served in the area of global missions & ministry


Parachurch/Non-Profit Leadership Award

  • Faith-based organization or individual within a faith-based organization which promotes Christian principles
  • Engages in the social welfare of others or betterment of the community