The Fast Track to a Professional Writing Ministry

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As editor of, I frequently get questions from people asking if it is possible to make a living as a Christian writer. Many people think in terms of writing a blockbuster, but those kinds of successes are few and far between. That is a hard goal to achieve today. Yet, if you want to write intriguing books and get paid for it, my book is likely to meet your needs.

In Capturing Faith: How to Research & Write a Local Church History, I explain how writers can develop a local church history writing ministry by writing books under contract to churches.  Writing a local history is ideal for new or established writers. My book provides the details writers need to create an engaging local church history.How to Write a Local Church History

It takes time and money to write a local church history. However, congregation members and the community will want to own a copy of the completed book, so it is a financially feasible project. I explain how to finance the writing of the book. I also go into detail about how to promote sales to the members and friends of the church, and to the wider community.

My main purpose in writing the book is to inspire people to think about the history of their church and its contribution to their community and to the world. Lots of wonderful things are happening in local churches, and it’s being lost because few people are documenting them. Now is the time to celebrate your church history!

Your local church history does not need to be dry and uninteresting. Television programs like Antique Roadshow, History Detectives, Pawn Stars, and American Pickers have a historical component and they are very popular with viewers.

Everyone is interested in history if it is presented in a lively and interesting way. There are a lot of fascinating stories surrounding the birth and life of a local church, and powerful stories of faith of those who attended them. Christian writers need to capture and preserve that.  The story of the founding and progress of every local church has the potential to be almost as thrilling as the Book of Acts.

How does a person or group go about writing your church history? A section of the book deals with the proper procedure for doing oral histories, which is a valuable form of research. Most of the good stories about a church are in the minds of the members, not in the minutes of board meetings. It is important to capture the stories of older members while they can still tell them. Doing oral histories is the ideal method.

I provide a step-by-step plan for volunteer or professional writers to research and write a local church history. I cover everything from enlisting church leadership support to researching, writing, publishing, and selling the completed book.

Click here to purchase Capturing Faith: How to Research & Write a Local Church History It is available in paperback or Kindle editions.

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