To enhance the life and ministry of Fellowship churches, including ministry staff, lay leaders and members. The magazine strives to give these readers information and news to help them improve the quality of their ministry and encourage them to grow in Christian maturity.
To promote and reflect the core values of our Fellowship (biblical, evangelical, importance of the local church and missions, etc).
To communicate what God is doing in our midst by publishing news about Fellowship ministries, churches and people.
To provide a positive corporate image for The Fellowship, including a shared sense of identity, vision and mission as an association of churches.
No articles will be accepted which would identify the Gospel or The Fellowship with any particular political viewpoint.
No articles will be accepted which violate the doctrinal statement of The Fellowship.
News coverage and advertising on Thrive does not imply official endorsement.
While Thrive will consider publishing material by freelance writers from a variety of affiliations, writers from within The Fellowship will be given primary consideration. Every article submitted will be evaluated. Email submissions or queries preferred.
Submission of a manuscript constitutes permission to publish. All submissions will be edited. If major changes are made, the Managing Editor will, whenever possible, contact the writer for approval prior to publication.
Include a sentence or two of writer identification at the end of the article.
Thrive buys one-time rights to publish in print and permission to post the article on The Fellowship website. Reprints accepted. Payment follows publication, approximately .05 a word.
What We Need
These are usually assigned to known writers or experts. Each issue contains two or three articles related to a theme. Length can vary from 800 to 2,400 words. Queries preferred for features.
These are usually assigned. Each issue contains two or three reviews, varying from 200 to 500 words.
National News and Notes:
Brief news items regarding Regions, churches and people (please send photos by e-mail as jpgs or send photos by mail). The goal is to inform for prayer, rejoicing and reinforcing family ties within The Fellowship. (No payment for this category.)
Stories Worth Sharing:
Stories of ministries, outreach events or blessings that take place in Fellowship churches. We desire to inspire our readers to new types of ministry and to praise our God for his working in churches nationwide. Length 600-1000 words.
Joy in the Journey:
A reflective or humorous essay written by a church member or committed participant in the body of Christ. Must have spiritual value and give a fresh twist to real-life occurrences. Approach should be creative and personal, first person or as-told-to. Length 600-800 words. This column is optional, as space permits.
Point of View:
We seek respectful and well-argued opinion pieces about a topic relevant to believers or the church. Length 800-900 words.
We do not need: Poetry, fiction or puzzles.
Send submissions and photos to:
Jennifer Bugg, Managing Editor
Fellowship Ministry Centre
PO Box 457, Guelph, ON N1H 6K9
Phone: 519-821-4830 x229; Fax: 519-821-9829
E-mail: email@example.com Email preferred.