Being an on-fire Christian in a secular culture can be challenging! We sponsor annual NORTHEAST MARKETPLACE MINISTRY AWARDS each Christmas Season for three reasons: (1) to encourage and exhort on-fire working men and women to "keep on keeping on;" (2) to encourage other working Christians by pointing out real-world role models who are seeking to be Christlike in their everyday worklives, careers and businesses; (3) to be a vibrant Christian testimony in the public square by publicizing award winners. Please scroll down to review last year's recipients.
Our 19th annual, 2017 Northeast Marketplace Ministry Award recipients are...
Most On-fire Business Owner:
Debbie Rose, owner of the Village Boutique in Stafford Springs, CT. For decades, this hair salon has been a lighthouse of love and light in the community, touching the lives of multiple generations of local families.
Most Inspirational Speaker:
April Williams, Founder & President of North Star Marketing in North Kingstown, RI. In recent years, April has spoken at events hosted by C12, Fellowship of Companies for Christ, Iron Sharpens Iron Women, Vision New England and a host of local churches.
Most Helpful Media Outlet:
Christian Union in Princeton, NJ. This organization publishes an outstanding, Christ-based leadership magazine and operates campus ministries at Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Yale and other key universities.
Most Helpful Outreach:
Tri-State Christian Outreach Movie Ministry in Danielson, CT. Founded in 2013, this ad hoc group of working Christians organizes, funds and promotes monthly showings of inspirational movies about the message of Jesus Christ inside the auditorium of a local community college. They start each movie with "live" Christian music and a testimony.
Most Helpful Church:
First United Methodist Church in Stafford Springs, CT. In 2017, this church mobilized business owners, local businesses, working Christians and local churches to launch the first Christian Music Festival at Hyde Park in downtown Stafford Springs. Ray's Lawnworks in Glastonbury played a huge role. The group is now planning their second festival this summer.
They are now planning their second festival this summer.