The Shorter 150 Years Awards Gala will honor outstanding contributions of individuals and organizations who have contributed to the betterment of our community, as Shorter Chapel celebrates its 150th anniversary. Categories are listed below.
Exemplary Ministry Through Music Award
The Exemplary Ministry Through Music Award is given to an individual, group, or church choir in Franklin, Tennessee or the surrounding area that has demonstrated Christian leadership through the gift of music. Nominees must have contributed significantly to their community by sharing the gift of Christian music both inside and outside of formal church settings.
Outstanding Youth Award
The Outstanding Youth Award is given to a youth between the ages of 12 to 18 who has demonstrated a commitment to Christian leadership. Nominees must have a history of volunteerism, leadership, and community service in Williamson County.
Best Community Organization Award
The Best Community Organization Award is given to a Christ-centered non-profit organization that has a proven track record of providing assistance to those in need in Williamson County. Nominees must have a track record of providing aid to disadvantaged populations.
Economic Justice Award
The Economic Justice Award is given to an organization or individual with a proven track record of working to create economic opportunity and empowerment for disenfranchised communities. This can include work in support of fair wages, job training, and financial fitness. Nominees must work with disadvantaged populations in Williamson County.
Shorter Chapel Lifetime Achievement Award
The Shorter Chapel Lifetime Achievement Award is given an individual who has made significant contributions to promoting the goals of Shorter Chapel and the A.M.E. Church over a period of 20 plus years. Nominees must have an established history of distinguished service to both the Christian community and the community at-large. Nominees must have demonstrated over an extended period of time volunteerism, spiritual growth and development, church leadership, outstanding Christian character, and a lifetime of achievements anchored, rooted, and grounded in faith and love and the principles of Shorter Chapel A.M.E. Church.