Windy Rose chosen for evangelism award
Windy Rose of Columbia is the recipient of the 2018 Harry Denman Evangelism Award, it was announced June 3 by The North Carolina Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and The Foundation for Evangelism.
The award honors United Methodists in each Annual Conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
“Windy is a great model of the passion that Methodist people have for sharing Christ for the salvation of the world,” stated the Rev. Gilliam Wise of Garner, superintendent of the Beacon District of the United Methodist Church. “She is intentional in her reach to be present with everyone throughout the community. For her everyone is a candidate for Christ. She does not discriminate. If you are breathing, she is going to make sure you know Jesus Christ and have a living relationship with him.”
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, a Foundation spokesperson stated. “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.”
The ministry of Wesley’s Kids, which Rose heads up, has brought children and young families back to church, wrote the Rev. Hyung Kim, pastor of the United Methodist churches in Tyrrell County. “Her ministry is unlike any other I’ve seen. Each week she provides an in-depth study of God’s Word with activities to enhance the their learning through fun creative thinking skill activities. With a wide age range from 5 to 15 years at this point, she does something to connect with each age group.”
Rev. Kim added that Rose “is a busy person, a single mother, church and charge treasurer, Vacation Bible School music and dance leader, Christmas program director, president of the Second Judicial District of the NC State Bar Association, a practicing attorney of her own law firm that handles NC Child support enforcement for six counties.”
“Several of Wesley’s Kids have accepted Christ” under Rose’s leadership role, Rev. Kim stated.
The Foundation for Evangelism has the mission to promote, encourage. and provide resources to grow Wesleyan evangelism bringing all people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. Through grants to seminaries, agencies and program innovators, it supports growing generations of Christ followers — clergy and laity — who have a passion for evangelism. To learn more visitwww.FoundationForEvangelism.org.