Written by Rebecca Woods
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 Society 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 congregations.
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