Norm Miller, Chairman of Interstate Batteries, was the legacy recipient of an award named in his honor at a closing ceremony that wrapped up Dallas-based e3 Partners Ministry’s World Conference Week. The week’s activities brought to Dallas hundreds of missionaries and leaders who work with e3 Partners from around the world.
e3 Partners will present the “Norm Miller Award” annually to a layperson who achieves extraordinary accomplishments for God’s Kingdom. The award is designed to recognize those who, like Miller, actively and consistently place high importance on spreading the Gospel around the world.
“It is a privilege to work with e3 Partners, the men and women who reach the world with a message of hope and in doing so provide aid to millions,” said Miller. “The people of e3 are the modern-day heroes of our faith and I am humbled to have the ability to work alongside them.”
Miller is a board member at Dallas Theological Seminary and Dallas Seminary Foundation. In his book, “Beyond the Norm,” Miller explains his method for integrating his life, work and faith. He has been a long-time supporter of e3 Partners Ministry and is highly involved in its new and innovative initiative — the I am Second movement.
I am Second is a multimedia campaign (www.iamsecond.com) designed to help people discover their purpose in life through Christ. Celebrities, athletes and every day people share their personal stories of struggle, transformation and restoration on the Web site. Site visitors are empowered to interact 24/7 and connect with local churches. Although billboards and TV and radio spots have played so far only in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, the Web site has received about 450,000 visits from 176 countries since it went live Dec. 2, and that number continues to grow substantially on a daily basis.
Two celebrities who are featured on the I am Second Web site, actor Stephen Baldwin and Dallas Cowboys football team member Greg Ellis, spoke to the crowd of almost 900 at the ceremony about Miller’s influence on their lives personally. Curtis Hail, President of e3 Partners also recognized Miller for his investments into the organization.
“Norm is a man of great faith in God who inspires all of us to step beyond the workplace and into the world of service,” said Hail. “We hope this award, given each year in Norm’s name, will inspire others to follow his lead and step out in faith to share the hope and love for Jesus with the world.”
The conference’s closing event also featured field testimonies and announcements about missions work around the world. e3 staff members from nearly 30 countries attended the conference, including 21 national directors.
One of the national directors, Dani Abraham of India, led a presentation using a 7-foot EvangeCube, celebrating the interactive cube’s 10th anniversary. Perhaps the most recognized ministry tool to-date, originally developed by e3 Partners, more than 4 million handheld EvangeCubes have been distributed around the world. The EvangeCube eliminates language and illiteracy as barriers to the Gospel.
e3 (formerly EvangeCube and Global Missions Fellowship) hosts World Conference Week every two years, providing opportunities for leaders to discover new ministry opportunities and find their place in missions around the world.
e3 Partners has three organizational missions:
Evangelizing the lost
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