Epoch2011 giving away $50,000


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?


Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.

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