We want to tell your story! But we know you will want some parameters or “best practices” on what and how to write or record. Here are some suggestions:
Topic: What is timely? What story can you tell that is both unique to you and yet universal enough that others can relate? What is your passion? If you are a minister, how has Young Adult and/or Campus Ministries been a transformative factor in the spiritual journey of those young adults among whom you minister? If you are a young adult, what experiences or encounters have shaped your spiritual journey? What is your experience as a part of the Jesus Movement and how can it inspire others?
Length: Keep your post to roughly 300-500 words in length OR if you are submitting a video blog/vlog please make sure it is not longer than 3 minutes.
Style: Reflections should be geared toward young adults, but keep in mind that readership will be broader than that. Try to write/speak in an inclusive manner, staying true to your experience and expression of God in your life. If you wish to include a prayer, you may. If it is written by someone else, please make sure and attribute it by citing the book/website/resource and author.
Visuals: If you are submitting a written piece, it is great if you can also send along a photo or video. Blogging is as much a visual platform as it is a text-driven one. Also, bolding and italicizing and lists make the post more visually appealing.
Headers/Titles: Suggest a catchy, clever title and a few subtitles. Breaking up the story helps catch the reader’s eye.
Bio: Please include your biographical information, including a photo.
As you would expect, we reserve the right to refuse publication and to edit for length, style, headers, etc. However, we will ALWAYS give you final review before a post is published.
If you have any questions or want to submit a post, The Rev. Shannon Kelly.