Tag: creative ministry outreach

The New Normal: How Industry Magazines Are Navigating the Pandemic

From diving head-first into webinars to making up for suddenly irrelevant editorial calendars, leaders at five magazines tell us how they’re making it work. By Greg Dool, Folio The extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic will impact publishing is still coming into focus, and, as our content director noted last month, will likely take years…

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Christian publishers meet pandemic publishing challenges with creative ministry outreach

Times of crisis require innovation, and Christian publishers in less-resourced countries are up to the challenge. Despite the hardships posed by lockdowns and scarcity of resources, Christian publishers are staying relevant and active during the COVID-19 pandemic. Magazine Training International (MTI) is dedicated to helping Christian leaders navigate the perils of publishing during the pandemic…

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Tech Tools Usher in Creativity, New Options for Christian Publications

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by Lori Arnold, Evangelical Press Association Kristy Glaspie, publications manager for World Vision, was in her Brady Bunch-style box communicating with co-workers on Zoom’s online gallery when someone’s pet decided to steal the show. “The puppy looked like it was licking the computer,” she said. “It was kind of funny seeing things like that happen.”…

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Remotely Creative: COVID-19 Forces Abrupt Paradigm Shift for Christian Magazine Publishers

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by Lori Arnold, Evangelical Press Association Like journalists across the globe, Jeff Finley, executive editor of Light+Life, was plotting the best way for his Indiana-based publication to cover the escalating coronavirus pandemic. Then things turned personal. One of his sources, a Louisiana pastor and community leader, died after contracting COVID-19. “That was just a real…

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Discover the creative ways others are responding to the pandemic

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Times of crisis require innovation. It is inspiring to watch how churches, businesses, and media outlets are managing to stay relevant and active during lock-down. The beauty of the creative minds God has given us is exciting to see. The new ministry outreach opportunities for print and digital publications are varied. Get inspired by reading…

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Publishing in a Pandemic: Innovating in a time of crisis

Stories of the people and publishers innovating in a time of crisis From What’s New in Publishing The media industry has had a turbulent decade when it comes to technology, transformation, and changing consumer habits causing disruption to businesses. But for many of us, these challenges seem trivial compared to what we are now all…

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Nothing catches God by surprise

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By Lara Odebiyi, founder and director of Dabira Publishing in Nigeria, and a member of MTI’s Board of Directors The year 2020 arrived with a lot of promise and expectation. The entrance of a new decade was certain to keep us excited through the year. Personally, I had so many dreams and aspirations for existing…

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Moving forward during lock-down in Uganda

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by Emmanuel Manishimwe, Hope Community Action Africa, Uganda COVID-19 has just been a reminder to rekindle the passion we had from the inception of our ministry, Hope Community Action Africa, where family was emphasized. Because the official ministry magazine print version had to be skipped, I started a personal blog, reason-hub.com, to communicate the need…

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A pandemic-inspired opportunity

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By Francis Ayieko, The Shepherd When Kenya confirmed its first coronavirus case on March 12, I had no idea how the outbreak would impact our publishing business. I publish a monthly Christian newspaper known as The Shepherd. We had produced the March issue just a week before the announcement, and we were already working on…

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Learn how a Turkish publisher is meeting the challenge of publishing in a pandemic

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MTI asked Gökhan Talas, publisher of Miras magazine, to tell us how his ministry in Turkey is responding to the challenges of the pandemic and the stay-at-home orders. Here is his response: We realized the crisis was coming in first period, and we started to prepare some fresh articles online. We knew there would be…

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