Emerging Leader Award

Do you know somebody making a difference in lives and communities affected by poverty? Somebody who, motivated by Christ, is responding to the needs of a community and confronting the systems that perpetuate the underlying problems?

Wheat Ridge Ministries is looking for these inspired Christian leaders
to apply for the Emerging Leader Award.

The award will recognize the commitment and service of one leader who is changing the systems that perpetuate poverty, whether through their professional work or as a volunteer. This focus is driven by an understanding that Jesus’ life, ministry and teachings involved deep engagement with and love for those on the margins of society.

In recognition of the honoree’s service, he or she will receive:

  • $4,000 Cash Award
  • Recognition during and Invitation to the Christian Community Development Association’s Annual Conference, October 4-7, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan (registration, travel, and lodging covered by Wheat Ridge)
  • Invitation to Wheat Ridge’s Emerging Leader Convening, a gathering of inspired emerging leaders to network, learn and reflect (hosted and paid for by Wheat Ridge)

Award Eligibility:
Leader must be…

  • 18-35 years old
  • Christian leader
  • Engaged in professional work or volunteerism that is changing the systems that perpetuate poverty

If you fit this description, apply today via the Wheat Ridge website, If you know someone who qualifies, nominate them on our website and we’ll invite them to apply. The application deadline is August 1, 2017.

To learn more, explore the Wheat Ridge website, or contact the Wheat Ridge office at 800.762.6748 or by email at

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