What we do
We help people meet Jesus. We create publications that tell about what God is doing in the real world, how he's changed lives, and how he can change yours too.
We want people to understand that doing life with Jesus is a normal thing...not a weird thing. We get that people have junk that gets in the way of truly being able to hear the truth. We know that it can be hard to start conversations with others about God. At the heart of what we do, we simply share stories about what God is doing right here, right now.
For those who haven't met Jesus yet, we tell stories of how he's changed people's lives - and how he want's to change theirs. How they can get what he's giving.
Often, people in need of Jesus are in dark places - in jail, trapped in addiction, or facing life-altering events. Through our custom versions of Being Better magazine, a message of hope goes directly to where they are. It also goes to the people who know those hurting and lost people.
For those who are already following Christ, we have a job to do. We need to share Jesus with others, disciple, and encourage them. Through our Facebook page, e-newsletter [The Flock Files], and blog, we share stories and specifics on how to authentically live out the Great Commission.
We provide tools and encouragement to Christians and non-Christians to show that embracing Jesus and living out the life he calls us to is anything but freaky.
In this issue we worked with a pro-life pregnancy group who serves 1,800 affiliated pregnancy help locations, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies.
They wanted to share a message of hope to abortion-vulnerable women and to let women know there was help in their area.
We shared a story of how one young woman made the life-changing decision not to have an abortion and what her experience was with the pregnancy help center she went to.
The remaining content was geared for that demographic as well.
An ad for the organization appeared on the back with a QR code. Women could go to that site to find an affiliate in their area.
Additionally, the individual affiliates affixed their location's contact information on the back.
Distribution was done by each affiliate. They rallied volunteers, staff, and supporters to put them out into their community.
To find out more about how your group might benefit doing something similar contact us.
Take a look at our most recent issues to see how we helped others speak to their audience.
How we reach others [non-Christians]
We create publications that show people who God is and how Jesus saves. But we do it in a really normal way. We share the gospel by telling stories. Stories about people who needed God, and how he showed up. People just like you and just like me.
Magazines with a message
Creating custom versions of Being Better
We work with groups who need to get their message out to a specific demographic. We work with non-profits and for-profit businesses who are Christ-focused.
Our custom issues of Being Better magazine help connect lost people (your demographic) with found people (your Christ-centered program/services).
How we work
Since each group is different, what we do and how we work varies. To start, we just need to chat to see what makes sense. Once we figure that out, we work with you to develop the appropriate messaging, tone, feel, and look that targets your special needs. [To get a better idea of how we work, check out the example.]
Typically, we handle the complete production of the magazine: conceptualizing design, content, layout, writing, graphic design, photography, editing, and printing.
We'll consult with you on best distribution practices for a successful outcome.
We'll create a custom version of our Being Better magazine. You can choose to have an issue just once, a couple times a year, or set up a regular production schedule running quarterly or more frequently if you like.
For complete details on creating a custom magazine, production options, and costs contact us and we'll be happy to walk through ideas and specifics.
The Great Commission
Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted! Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
Matthew 28:16-20 (NLT)
7 Reasons why magazines share your message best
1. Magazines carry clout.
Ever notice that people who are already mega-famous launch their own magazines? Think Oprah, Dr. Oz, and Martha Stewart. Like TV, magazines allow readers to connect relationally with the content. It's meaningful.
2. They are a portable pleasure.
Unlike online content, people enjoy the tactile, relaxing experience of reading a print magazine and the portability of it.
3. They capture attention.
Those cover tag lines are hard to resist. Once you start reading you stick with it. Syndicated research shows that people will engage for longer periods of time with a print magazine - often over an hour at a time.
4. They have credibility.
People believe the content presented in magazines is trustworthy.
5. They build affinity.
When magazines share stories, details, and information in a way that people relate to, readers get emotionally invested. They feel like they are part of a community.
6. They are shared and kept.
Magazines are a highly shared media. It's not uncommon to see magazines in waiting rooms many months after their release date. One issue can be seen multiple times by multiple people, in multiple locations.
7. They influence people.
In study after study readers report that when they see something in a magazine it increases their likelihood they'll search out the service, product, or information featured.