Why should I become a member?
Anyone can read and enjoy Engage magazine for free. Members who register their e-mail addresses have the privilege of commenting on articles and stories, and submitting your own stories, photos, essays, book reviews and other content related to your personal or local church and district mission involvements.
We require your name and e-mail address for several reasons: To help prevent abuse and misuse of the Web site, to provide accountability for members, and to enable editors to contact people who submit stories and photos in the case that we have a question, a security concern, or would like to suggest improvements for clarification.
Can anyone write a story?
Engage magazine is for anyone with a mission story to tell. We welcome your voluntary contributions, ranging from personal essays and testimonies, to book reviews, how-to and news stories, and photo essays.
How do I make a comment?
At the top of the Web page, click on "Log In." You will be taken to a sign-up page. Submit your name and e-mail address. An automatic e-mail will be sent to your e-mail address. Open this e-mail, click on the verification link, and your account will be approved. Then you may comment on any article when you are logged in.
Does Engage pay freelance writers?
Engage magazine is published through the contributions of Nazarenes globally, who voluntarily share their testimonies about how God is working through them to fulfill His mission for the world. Therefore, we do not pay freelance writers.
What happens after I submit my story for approval?
An editor in the region where the story takes place will review it to ensure it follows security protocols, that the information is accurate to the best of his or her knowledge, and to look for unclear information. If the editor approves the story, it is sent on to the region's publisher, who may choose to publish the story to the Web site. Taking into account time zone differences and limited staffing on our end, this process may take a few hours or a few days.
The editor or publisher may choose to contact you to verify information or suggest minor changes to make your story easier for readers to understand.
In some instances, a story may be rejected. If this happens, an editor will contact you to explain why.
I submitted my story for approval, but I need to change it.
If you've submitted your story for approval, it is in the editor's queue. Simply write an e-mail to engagemagazine @ nazarene.org, including the title of your story, and explain that you are not finished and would like to make more changes. The editor will return the story to your queue.
I have an idea for a story, but am not comfortable writing it myself.
Just send your idea and contact information to us at the e-mail address engagemagazine @ nazarene.org. You can also call Gina Pottenger at The Church of the Nazarene's Global Ministry Center in the U.S. at 1-913-577-2975. We may be able to interview you and write it, or provide tips and assistance so you can put it together and feel good about publishing it.
I have a story to tell, but I'm not a professional writer.
That doesn't matter! Engage magazine wants to include your mission story in your own voice. We believe that the passion and devotion to mission comes through when people witness to God's work in their lives in their own words. In some cases, an editor may be able to suggest ways to make your story more clear. But don't be afraid to give it a try.
If I sign up, will I get e-mail from you?
You will only get e-mail from us if you submit content, such as a story or photo essay, and we have a question about what you've submitted.
If you would like to receive the Engage magazine e-mail newsletter, you must subscribe to the newsletter in the sign-up area on the Engage home page. You will receive this newsletter no more than twice a month on Wednesdays.