What you are about to read is from Joel Freeman, the originator of the idea for The
Shepherd's Guide -- stated by some to be one of the more successful hybrids of
church and business in North American history.
A community outreach
magazine designed for the contemporary
seeker...that pays for itself through
advertising. Already 50,000 copies in
circulation, with a goal of one million copies
in distribution within the next ten months...being
used to help Christians share their faith in their local
communities throughout the country.
A unique, win/win model for
subsidizing church-related ministries, non-profit organizations, para-church
ministries or missions...without taking one penny from
your church budget. In fact, it is designed to add
$5,000+ to your ministry.
so many churches have such an awkward
relationship with the local business community,
this project provides an authentic way to
connect with business owners who normally would
not be interested in doing a collaborative
project with your congregation. Imagine the
genuine open doors this project will create for your
Group wants to send 5 teens on a short term mission
trip to Guatemala.
- Men's Ministry wants to do a construction project (e.g. build a
ramp) for a wounded veteran.
- Pastoral staff wants to attend an important leadership conference.
- School sports team needs new uniforms. Marching Band wants
to enter a band competition.
Ministry wants to fund a very important special
project for a missionary already
supported by the
FOR YOUR CHURCH
(men's group, youth group, women's ministry, choir, etc.)
up to 25,000 FREE
(Guaranteed. Not one penny taken from your church budget
IMPORTANT: Near the
bottom of this page is the
"Blue Sky" concept that
almost doubles the donation your ministry can
receive...to over $10,000.
Joni Eareckson Tada
live in a world where technology seems to have stunted
or invaded our human interaction. Watch people sitting
in a restaurant at the same table.
No conversation. Just
sitting there looking down at their smart
phones...texting and smiling.
Or perhaps it has nothing to do with the invasion of
technology. Watch several people on an elevator.
Everyone is staring at the "floor indicator" above the
Everyday Matters Magazine is a unique resource designed
to help people start meaningful, non-weird,
conversations with co-workers, next door neighbors, and
complete strangers...in their everyday lives.
MAGAZINE PROJECT =
LEG: Church Growth, Evangelism & Outreach
2nd LEG: Fund Development ($5,000 donation to church-related
3rd LEG: Local Pastor Connecting with the Local Business
Community around Church.
4th LEG: ANNUITY CONCEPT: Opportunity to receive revenue for
years to come.
Give me 160 seconds. I have a
remarkable gift for you that will keep on giving...
unparalleled opportunity to for you to bless your church
with up to 25,000 magazines...while
rolling up your collective sleeves to bring in a $5,000
donation to your ministry.
Giving while receiving.
The anti-fund-raising concept. Better than any car wash, 5
kilometer walk or bake sale out there...
Are you ready
for a paradigm shift in your thinking?
I live in Maryland. Grew up at Prairie Bible Institute (Alberta,
Canada). Served as chaplain for the NBA Washington
Bullets/Wizards for 19 years (1979-'98). Have
written 7 books that are currently in 28 foreign
translations. Also served as pastor for 18 years,
pioneering three churches that launched mission works in
Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic.
With travels to well over 50
countries around the world, I have looked into the eyes of
many ministry leaders who seek to obey the call of God on their
lives. I have heard a number of stories (some funny and others
not so funny) about the ups and the downs of ministry
life in many categories -- cross cultural, relational, spiritual,
mental, emotional, mechanical, technological, interpersonal, physical, financial...
From what I have heard from
most ministry leaders who are dealing with ever-shrinking
budgets -- they experience what it's like to be
I'd like to help to change
In most every local church
there probably is a youth ministry, men's ministry. women's
ministry, or a mission's support team that is looking for
more finances for an outreach project of some sort. --
beyond what is already in their account -- without
draining one penny from the church budget.
A PARADIGM SHIFT
"I went to the grocery store to share
Jesus...and while I was there I picked
up a gallon of milk and a loaf of
PLUS...adding value to the
congregation with a gift of up to 25,000 free,
private-labeled magazines for their outreach and church
growth. How often have you been able to provide such a
magnanimous gift for the entire congregation? I would love
to facilitate all of this on your behalf.
CAUTION: Most everything
you know about traditional magazine models...you are going
to have to throw out the window. There is no selling of
magazines. This is a different
Nothing in the magazine
is time-sensitive, which makes it an evangelistic
outreach tool that can last for 18-24+ months, until
the next edition. I view this magazine as a
remarkable gift to
local churches...in more ways than one.
Everyday matters® magazine is a great
conversation-starter! Like one woman said, "I went to the
grocery store to share Jesus and while I was there I
picked up a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread."
To help provide
conversation-starting material, we have identified 50 felt
need topics that will inform the types of articles we will
publish in future editions. Here are some examples of those
Cyberbullying & Online Harassment
Raising Kids Without Raising Your Voice
You're Not Wealthy
and Prevent Teen Suicide
Marriage: Fight Less, Love More
to Consider Before Disciplining Your Child
Below is an executive
summary about a remarkable magazine that is designed to help
Connect better with the businesses in your community.
Enhance outreach to the community through the
distribution of up to 25,000 magazines that didn't cost
Encourage congregational members to start meaningful,
conversations with co-workers, next door neighbors and
Invite individuals and families within the community to become a part of
Create curiosity within people in your community
have expressed no interest in attending a church --
intriguing them with
excellent content in a general market magazine.
Please read the information
provided directly below from the perspective of a ministry
leader in your church.
LINE. Here's the plan behind what I have designed:
You will love the value-added donation of up to 25,000
free, private-labeled magazines to help with the
outreach, evangelism, and church growth.
A ministry within your churches will
adopt this unusual project.
The ministry leader will recognize the value-added
components of this
project -- to be a way of receiving and giving at the
church-related ministry (youth, men's,
women's...) will be able to wisely use the
$5,000 donation for their work. (The
funds donated to your ministry, come from -- and only
from -- the ad revenue.)
Your church will want to develop a new magazine every 1-2
years...with the same purpose in mind -- to help financially and also to receive
a different edition of
the magazine to distribute throughout the local community.
160 seconds are up. It's now up to you as to
whether or not you want to spend a few more minutes
reviewing what is written
on another page...written specifically for a ministry
within your church.
Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D., Founder & Editor in Chief
Private Line: 410.729.4011
Joel A. Freeman
P.S. Once you have read
on the next page,
email me (email@example.com)
with any questions you may have...or call: 410.729.4011. I
am willing to do all of the "heavy lifting' for you on this
end. And I promise to handle every church contact with great
care, affection and integrity. Feel free to check out my
My promise: I'll do
the "heavy lifting" for you...
the next page.
ii. Check out the online overview
of every page in the magazine. We scanned every page for you
to see here.
iii. Contact me with any questions and I
will email you a confidential document that comprehensively
explains most every detail through FAQs.
iv. Ask me about a special "Doing
good while doing well" win/win optional program: Utilizing this magazine project...to do a
mutually-agreed-upon split of your donation with a missionary or non-profit
organization in your community. Your ministry will receive
$4,000 and the selected missionary or non-profit will
receive $1,000. Let me know what you are thinking. Once you
receive your donation of $5,000, you can do whatever you
want with those funds. It's up to you. (Better than any car wash I have ever
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