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 18th annual, 2016 Northeast Marketplace Ministry Award recipients are...
Most On-fire Start-up Business: Silk City Coffee in Manchester, CT. This is a new Christ-based start-up business that opened its doors this fall. The shop is already having a positive influence and impact in the historic downtown district. Their theme is "Love Coffee, Love People," and it shows as soon as you walk in!
Most Helpful Church: Calvary Lighthouse in Lakewood, NJ. In 2016, this mega-church near the Jersey Shore collaborated with Northeast Christians At Work to host its first-ever Sharing Christ in the Workplace conference to encourage and equip Christ followers to have a Kingdom perspective on and approach to their work.
Most Helpful Para-Church Ministry: Stonecroft Ministries, based in Overland Park, KS. This unique women's ministry operates groups across the United States, including the Northeast. In 2016, local Stonecroft chapters in Connecticut and Maine collaborated with Northeast Christians At Work on several evangelistic outreach events.
Most Helpful School: Hinkletown Mennonite School in Ephrata, PA. This Christ-centered school invited Northeast Christians At Work to speak at their annual business leader banquet and conduct a training seminar for staff, area managers and front-line employees.
Most Helpful Resource: Morning Star Christian Books & Music, based in Leominster, MA. This company operates eight Christian bookstores across the region. These stores serve as local "outposts" of Christianity in a secular culture. The company continues to persevere, facing significant secular retail and online competition.
Most Helpful Speaker: The Rev. Franklin Graham, based in Charlotte, NC. This summer and fall, Rev. Graham held rallies at every state capitol in the Northeast (and the entire USA) during the Decision America Tour. He boldly and crisply raised the bar for Christ followers to engage our culture for the cause of Christ.
Congratulations to all recipients! May the Lord bless you and keep you in the days ahead.
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