The Foundation for Evangelism

  • The Foundation for Evangelism is a non-profit organization, affiliated with The General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church.
  • The main focus of the organization’s efforts is to provide “venture capital” to develop leaders with a passion for evangelism who will have a multiplying impact on The United Methodist Church.
  • The mission of The Foundation for Evangelism is to promote, encourage and provide resources for responsible evangelism, enabling The United Methodist Church to bring persons into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and help them grow as His disciples.
  • The foundation was begun in 1949 by Dr. Harry Denman. Dr. Denman’s vision was to equip pastors during their seminary education for the role of evangelism in their daily ministry.
  • One of the first flagship programs of the Foundation is the E. Stanely Jones Professorship program. The program now fully endows 13 professors at United Methodist related seminaries around the world including The United States, Zimbabwe, Germany, and Russia.
  • The Foundation for Evangelism supports many ministries and organizations through the distribution of grants and resources.
  • The Foundation for Evangelism also recognizes those who have been a model of Wesleyan Evangelism – inviting others to the “warmed heart” experience and being the hands and feet of Christ.

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