2017 Winners

2017

The Brain Kitchen, Marion, Ind.

The Brain Kitchen is an independent nonprofit after-school program and the brainchild of Amanda Drury, who teaches youth ministry and practical theology at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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2017

First Nations Kitchen at All Saint’s Episcopal Indian Mission, Minneapolis, Minn.

First Nations Kitchen is a ministry of All Saint’s Episcopal Indian Mission that serves weekly healthy, organic, traditional indigenous food in a welcoming, family environment.

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2017

GO FISH!, Pullman, Wash.

GO FISH! is a ministry of Pullman Presbyterian Church and a youth-focused Christian social enterprise that equips young people to save salmon, explore creation, earn money and encounter Christ through participation in a fish bounty program.

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2017

The Kuhnekt Initiative at The Grove, Charlotte, N.C.

The Grove reinvented itself from the former “Hickory Grove Presbyterian Church,” a primarily white congregation with declining membership and an aging congregation, into a revitalized and diverse congregation that knows, embraces and reflects its neighborhood.

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2016 Winners

2016

Try Pie, Waterloo, Iowa

Try Pie is a social enterprise within Link Christian Community Development that empowers a diverse group of teen girls in life and leadership skills through meaningful work by making and selling pie.

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2016

Church of the Pilgrims, Washington, D.C.

Worship at Church of the Pilgrims connects with and transforms lives, invites people into the biblical narrative, and connects the practice of worship to the very real and tangible facets of life.

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2016

common cathedral, City Reach Program, Boston, Mass.

common cathedral is an outdoor worshipping community on Boston Common of housed and unhoused people.

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2016

Mowtown Teen Lawn Care and Youth Ministry Innovators, Vancouver, Wash.

Mowtown Teen Lawn Care and Youth Ministry Innovators is a for-profit company in partnership with Columbia Presbyterian Church. Matt Overton serves as the associate pastor at Columbia and is the owner of Mowtown. 

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We know that you grapple with many difficult questions as a Christian leader. We want to help. Complex concerns about ministry can’t be fully addressed here, of course, but we provide a starting point for engaging the deep issues.

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