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Join Engage to tell your story!

Engage magazine is the gathering place where you can join Nazarenes in 155 world areas in celebrating your part in God's mission story.

Register now so you can join the story today! Write and submit articles and essays about your mission experiences. Post pictures of your family or local church mission trips. Tell how God is working through your district's compassionate ministry projects. Write about your congregation's church planting and outreach struggles and victories. Interview a passionate local mission leader. Share about when you accepted God's call to a life of mission and ministry. Tell how a Nazarene mission effort helped you find new life in Christ.

What are the writing guidelines for Engage?

Click here to download the guidelines as a PDF attachment.

How do I register?
Sign up for an account by clicking here to "Create new account". You will asked to provide a user name, valid e-mail address, and additional information about yourself. We will email your initial password that you will use to log in to this site. You will need to type the letters and numbers for confirmation prior to clicking the "Create new account" button. The site will automatically send an e-mail to the address that you provided. You must click on the link within that e-mail to complete your registration verification. After that, you can log in and get started posting comments throughout Engage.

How do I contribute a story or other content?
If you want to contribute your stories or pictures to Engage, you will need to sign up for an account (see instructions above). After you have successfully completed your registration, the next time you log in you will see a new black bar toward the top of the screen. Click on "my stories" to begin writing, or create a profile for yourself!

What format should my photos be in?
Photos can be submitted as JPEG, TIFF, and BMP. The resolution should be 72 dots per inch (dpi), and the longest side should be no longer than 8 inches, or 20 centimeters. This allows for pictures to load quickly and easily for people who are reading Engage using a slow Internet connection or with dial-up Internet. After you have submitted a story, please e-mail to us any photos you would like included in the story. We will add those for you while we are editing and approving your story.

Will I get paid if I contribute?
Engage magazine is a gathering place for Nazarenes to tell our global family how God is calling and involving each of us in His mission for the world. As such, we do not pay for stories, photos, essays, or any other content that is voluntarily submitted. We look forward to reading your stories and seeing your photos, and we know others in our global family do, too!

What should I write about?
Anything, as long as it relates to mission. Personal essays, interviews, book reviews and articles are always welcome.

Photo essays are a great way to tell a story quickly and visually, with the aid of captions. You can e-mail your photos to us, along with detailed information for the captions, and the names of those who took the pictures. We'll create a photo essay under your name.

I'm not a professional writer.
That's OK! We believe your passion comes through best when you tell your story in your own words.

When you submit your story to our editors, we may help out by giving it a few polishing touches, or sending it back to you with a few friendly suggestions that will help you bring clarity to your story. And we're always happy to answer questions on how to tell your story in a clear and compelling way.

Check out our staff blog for writing tips and tricks to boost your writing confidence and hone your skills: http://nazareneblogs.org/nutsandgraphs. We'll also post resources and writing aids periodically in the resource section on this page as we find great worksheets and Web sites that we think could help you.

So, don't hold back. Register today and start telling your part of our global mission story!