Heart of Ministry Award of Distinction
At the 2013 Synod Assembly, the Heart of Ministry Award of Distinction was presented to Oceanside Lutheran Church in Oceanside. Pastor Danielle Miller accepted the award on behalf of Oceanside. She shared a story of how a ninth grader from her congregation corrected his teacher when she talked about the end of the reformation. "The reformation is still happening--I'm part of it," he said.
The Heart of Ministry Award of Distinction has been awarded each year since 2007 by the Child Youth & Family Ministry Network in recognition for outstanding children, youth and family ministries. Nominations can be made by anyone in the Metropolitan New York Synod. The award is presented at the Synod Assembly.
Other winners of the award have been:
- Cross of Christ, Babylon
- Trinity, Rocky Point
- Advent, Manhattan
- St Phillip's, Brooklyn
- Gloria Dei, Huntington Station
- Grace & St Paul's, Manhattan
Nominations for the 2014 Heart of Ministry award are currently being accepted. Download the nomination form here.