The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Leadership Institute invites congregations to apply for its Award of Excellence.

Last year, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection awarded three extraordinary churches with the Award for Excellence. Each of these churches had applied leadership principles and ideas, and experienced significant growth in both the width and depth of their ministries.

At the 2008 Leadership Institute this October, The UM Church of the Resurrection will continue this tradition, as the Rev. Adam Hamilton will present the Award for Excellence to three additional churches. These churches will be chosen in the early summer, based upon applications received this spring. The award consists of a $1,000 prize and five complimentary registrations for the 2008 Leadership Institute. For eligibility requirements and to access an application form visit:

The church encourage pastors, lay persons and conference officials to nominate churches for this award up to May 16.