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An idea for a new publication

First published on this website in January 2005 and last updated in December 2016

Words: 5900
Size: 309 kB
Categories: Communication


This article puts the case for a new type of local church publication, focusing on building community and promoting discipleship. This is quite different from a Sunday notice-sheet, from outreach literature and from a traditional church magazine.

1: Purpose and readership
Building community – growing disciples – the readers

2: Content
People news (children and teens at school, young people away at uni, those in a work-place, small groups within a church, those in the local community, information from office holders) – stories of faith in action – leadership contact – what to avoid – examples – special cases (rural churches, non-book cultures)

3: Production and distribution
Editor – style – who writes - distribution

Finally: a means to an end, stopping other publications, maximising impact


Here is the link to this item: PDF A9 - A church members' newsletter.pdf

Author's notes

This article was last updated in December 2016 with minor amendments throughout the text.  If you have produced anything along these lines, please email me as I would love to know more.