Inspirational Times Newspaper is dedicated to sharing encouragement with the Body of Christ in Minnesota. That encouragement finds its way through articles of hope, stories of God’s work in personal lives and in “word snapshots” of local ministries in what they are doing to serve the community.
There are two target audiences for Inspirational Times Newspaper.
First, there is the Christian population. This includes both active and inactive believers. The active Christians will find strength in reading the articles of encouragement and will discover a new desire to support and network with the various ministries. The inactive Christian will be encouraged to allow new life to come to his or her Christian walk. They will be able to find a church or ministry to connect with and find the joy of following and serving Christ.
Second, there is the non-Christian population. Inspirational Times Newspaper is designed to be a resource of Christian character. As the interested reader discovers how God has worked in the lives of others, he or she will begin to believe that God can work in his or her life. They will discover a God who cares and has plans for His people. As the non- Christian is interested he will find ministries to connect with and/or churches to discover.
Inspirational Times Newspaper solicits articles of encouragement and hope. These articles need to be uplifting and point to a God of grace, love and acceptance. Each article needs to inspire the reader to reconnect with God and his faith.
The Inspirational Times Newspaper is not interested in:
1. Theological Articles intended to prove a point or teaching. These article produce division and judgement.
2. Positional Articles to disprove another group of Christians.
3. Articles that “preach” at other Christians.
A good example of this is when the author writes “you” instead of “we.” Authors need to include themselves in the teaching.
4. Ministry articles about organizations outside our reading area.
Scripture is highly encouraged in articles. Reprinting the scripture is important so that readers don’t have to look it up to discover the writer’s point. Readers need to be pointed to Jesus Christ and the “Word” (Bible).
CATEGORIES OF WRITING
Inspirational Times Newspaper is looking for articles in the following categories:
1. General Articles of Hope
2. Specific Articles on the “theme” of the issue
3. Specific Testimonies
4. Spotlight on local ministries
5. Articles of interest on Christian personalities
6. Book Reviews
7. Book selections on “theme” of the issue
9. Art Work and Cartoons
10. Children’s Stories
Articles can be 300-500 words in length. The average article is around 400 words. Articles can be sent to our email email@example.com or sent to us on CD to our mailing address. Articles Will not be returned. There is limited payment for articles at this time. All materials are to be sent to Inspirtional Times Newspaper 350 Johnson Ave S.E. F-8 Pine City, MN 55063
The Inspirtional Times Newspaper staff reserves the right to edit all materials sent and received.