In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NIV)
We are excited to announce the launch of our newest arts ministry, The Front Porch, an online blog for the Awake Church family and the local community.
God has always communicated his truth and love for us through the Word, in its many forms; his son, Jesus Christ, the law, the poetry, the wisdom, the gospels, the epistles. As we are made in his image and likeness, we too have the ability and gifting to creatively share through the written word. God loves sharing his truths through the inspired words of his children.
The new Front Porch blog is a wonderful opportunity for those who feel led to minister or share through the written word. You don't have to be a professional, a member of staff, or even an experienced writer; all you need is a heart for God and a desire to speak truth and love into the hearts and minds of his people.
We will be selecting at least one new submission for the blog each week and all are invited to participate. The pastoral and church staff will also be contributing on occasion. We look forward to the amazing things God will do through this ministry.
We are seeking a variety of writing that will be encouraging, edifying, and uplifting for our readers. Your submission(s) should adhere to the following guidelines:
- Submissions can fit into one of the following categories: testimonies, short story, topical article, prophetic, poetry (free form, sonnet, etc.)
- Length should be between 300 - 1,000 words and typed digitally.
- Nothing political
- No pet (or personal) doctrines
- When telling personal stories, anonymity is important. Please refrain from using any names of people, ministries, etc.
Please note that while we appreciate the time and care put into all submissions, due to a variety of factors, your submission may not be selected for publication or may be considered for publication at a later date.
Many blogs provide some sort of visual to reinforce the topic of the piece of writing. If you have a personal photo (or one from a free photo site like iStock photo, Unsplash, or Creative Commons) please submit it along with your writing.
Please include a short bio telling us who you are: submit a 3 - 5 sentence bio along with a photo of yourself so that we can let people know a little bit about you.
How to submit:
Once you have finalized your writing(s), please email submission(s), bio, and photo/image (not required), to firstname.lastname@example.org