The Regional Church In Society Committee, a standing committee of the Region, is currently soliciting nominees for the DISCIPLE OF THE YEAR award to be given at the January 11, 2015 Martin Luther King Celebration. Please read the guidelines below and recommend an individual(s), congregation or unit who meet those criteria whom you feel ought to be considered for this honor.
The nominee shall be an active member of a Disciple congregation and shall have demonstrated his/her commitment as a laborer and witness on behalf of justice and peace. The activity may have been solely as a representative of the congregation in the immediate community served by that congregation, or may have been manifested in work with initiatives and organizations beyond congregational life, in
surrounding communities, municipalities, state-wide, throughout the nation or globally. The individual recommended need not have been a formally designated officer of an organization, but should have demonstrated steady, prophetic leadership in the spirit of scripture:
He has told you, 0 mortal, what is good:
and what does God require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk
humbly with your God Micah 6:8
The Spirit of God is upon me,
because God has anointed me to bring good news to the poor,
and has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind,
To let the oppressed go free,
To proclaim the year of the Lord's favor. Luke 4:18
DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS
The deadline for receiving names to be considered for this round is OCT 15, 2014
Only one person or entity is named each year, but the names of others nominated will be carried over for subsequent consideration.