By Mark A. Taylor
We’re trying something new in 2008 in an effort to serve you better.
As a part of our 52-week publishing plan, we’ll offer 12 special, themed issues, appearing about once per month (see below). They will contain more than our usual 16 pages, and they will include more advertising. These special issues will have room for an unlimited number of advertisers who can place smaller as well as larger ads.
We believe this will be good for readers. These thicker issues will have room for more editorial content. The themes we’ve chosen all deserve special attention. And we think readers will be interested in the variety of ads they contain.
Meanwhile weekly one-page ad space will be available in other issues this year too. To advertise in CHRISTIAN STANDARD, write Christianstandard@standardpub.com. We’ll also send you information about new advertising opportunities in our sister publication, The Lookout.
We’re also changing our roster of contributing editors. These folks give us advice, contribute articles, and meet at least once per year in a planning/strategy meeting. We intended from the outset to make this a rotating group, with new members replacing former members from time to time.
This summer we said good-bye to four contributing editors whose input was valuable:
Betty Alexander, teacher and church leader at LifeSpring Christian Church, Cincinnati, Ohio
Dave Ferguson, minister with Community Christian Church, Naperville, Illinois
Mark Scott, academic dean, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, Missouri
Tony Twist, president, TCM, Indianapolis, Indiana and Vienna, Austria.
To replace them, we’ve recruited four others:
Becky Ahlberg, worship and family life minister, Anaheim (California) First Christian Church
Randy Gariss, minister, College Heights Christian Church, Joplin, Missouri
Doug Priest, president, Christian Missionary Fellowship, Indianapolis, Indiana
Jon Weece, minister, Southland Christian Church, Lexington, Kentucky
You’ll see the fruit of their counsel soon as we work together to make this magazine a more effective servant.
Special Issues in 2008
January 13: Youth and Children’s Ministry
February 17: NACC Preview
March 16: Christian Colleges
April 13: Annual Megachurch Listing
May 4: Focus on Externally Focused
June 8: Small Groups
July 13: Distribute at NACC
August 10: Smaller Churches
September 14: Worship
October 12: Church Planting
November 9: Reading Resources
December 7: Missions (distribute at National Missionary Convention)