Pilgrim Press presents 2011 Mayflower Awards
Written by Staff Reports
July 4, 2011
Two ordained Christian Church
(Disciples of Christ) pastors and one United Methodist Church minister have
received 2011 Pilgrim
Press Mayflower Awards, announced during the Local Church Ministries
dinner Sunday night at General Synod.
The Rev. Phil Snider and the Rev. Emily Bowen, ordained in the Disciples of
Christ, have earned the 2011 Pilgrim Press Mayflower Award for Church and
for their 2010 book, Toward a Hopeful Future: Why the Emergent Church Is Good News for Mainline Congregations.
Snider and Bowen are co-pastors
of Brentwood Christian Church in Springfield, Mo.
The Rev. Paul Nixon, an ordained Methodist minister who lives in
Washington, D.C., has been awarded the 2011 Mayflower Award for Leadership for
his books I Refuse To Lead a Dying Church! (2006) and Finding Jesus on the Metro: And Other Surprises Doing Church in a New Way (2009).
Nixon works with
young adults in creating new expressions of faith community and serves as a
new-church development strategist for the Path 1 Project. His consultation work
with churches and denominations throughout the United States includes extensive work with UCC pastors and
Welcome to UCC Resources, the home of The Pilgrim Press,
where the oldest publishing operation in the United States embraces the newest
The Pilgrim Press is the oldest publishing operation in the
United States. Embracing the newest publishing technologies, it is a gift of
the UCC for scholars and students, thoughtful laypersons and church
professionals. As an ecumenical endeavor, it strives to discern how God is
disclosed in various Christian and world religions.