Big event tonight in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre. I received an invitation to be a part of Epoch 2011 but unfortunately, I am in the wrong part of the world tonight. From what I can see, the event is a celebration of Christian ministry and creativity. I like the idea of making the selection and funding process something more visible, more accountable, more open, more celebratory. What not throw a party????
7 people will receive cash awards tonight totaling $50,000. There was a big list of potentials but only a few got nominated. Read on to see who they were. Or buy a ticket to see them yourself. 90% of ticket proceeds gets given away.
Sorry I cant be there but i hope you all have a fabulous night!!!!
These people were selected for their “innovative outlook and creative solutions, as well as their mission experience and missional living.
Jeff Shinabarger – Plywood People
Tim Abare – The Abare Group
Carlos Whitaker – Ragamuffin Soul
Nikki Toyamo-Szeto – Urbana
Leroy Barber – Mission Year
Brad Lomenick – Catalyst
Brad Abare – Center for Church Communications
Seth Barnes – Adventures in Missions
William High, President of National Christian Foundation/Heartland
Jon Acuff – Stuff Christians Like
Phileena Heurtz – Word Made Flesh
Charles Lee – Ideation
Chance Mason – 316 Networks
Naomi Zacharias – Wellspring International
Suggestion for next year: Why not let all of us vote for the grant winners as well as a committee?