The publication is produced quarterly for pastors, elders, and other leaders in the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches. It is available at no charge via U.S. mail to interested readers. Articles are also posted on graceconnect.us after the magazine has been mailed to homes. Click here to view past issues of the magazine.
The magazine will focus on themes related to the conversation about the Charis Commitment to Common Identity, a summary document of the biblical convictions, mutual commitment, and common practices for the Grace Brethren movement in North America. The Charis Commitment to Common Identity is to topic at the regional Focus Retreats for ministry leaders this year. Content not used in the magazine may be posted on graceconnect.us.
The Bible will be the focus of the Winter 2015 issue, which will be mailed to homes in late January. Among the topics to be covered by well-known Grace Brethren writers are preaching styles, understanding Bible translations, and developing a passion for the word of God.
The Spring issue will focus on what it means to be mission-driven. The Summer issue will discuss the importance of relationships, not only one-to-one, but church-to-church. The Fall issue will look at the topic of “grace.”
Articles should be written in a popular style. Feature stories should have a Grace Brethren connection. All other articles should agree with the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith and be true to Trinitarian theology. Ideally, they should range in length from 1,000 to 1,500 words. Occasionally we use articles that are in the 600- to 800-word range or that are up to 2,000 words. Shorter articles (300-500 words) on these topics would be used on graceconnect.us at the same time the magazine focuses on the theme. These most likely would be used in the Grace Exchange area.
If you are interested in writing, contact Liz Cutler Gates (firstname.lastname@example.org) for deadlines and more information. If you have a specific article idea — whether a how-to, devotional, feature, or other style of story — please be sure to pitch your concept.
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