is looking for certain types of articles, or article genres. Each
genre constitutes a different subject matter and writing approach.
If you are planning to write an article (regardless of topic), please
try to adhere to one of the genres below.
A Christian Living article gives practical biblical guidance on
real-life issues and how to use Jesus’ teachings in our daily
lives. Article length: 1500-2000 words.
As you write your article, think about (1) common problems that
members face today. What does the Bible say about these problems,
and what solutions does it propose? How can believers put these
solutions to use in their daily lives? (2) Or think about a problem
you have faced, and the steps you took to overcome it. What is the
biblical support for these actions? Does the Bible provide any additional
A Bible Study explores a passage or character from the Bible and
draws out the teachings for readers to apply to their lives. Article
length: 2000 words.
(1) Is there a particular biblical passage that "strikes" you? Why? What valuable teaching or encouragement does it give you
about your life today? What else does the Bible say about this teaching?
(2) Is there a particular biblical character that you admire or
can relate to? Why? What can you learn from this character's life?
How does what you learn apply to our lives today?
A Doctrinal Study examines an aspect of True Jesus Church beliefs
and may present it in comparison to other beliefs. Article length:
Have you ever discussed our faith with someone who is not a member
of the True Jesus Church? What was the major difference between
our beliefs and theirs? What was their religious background? What
does their religion say regarding the subject of doctrinal differences?
Examine what the Bible says regarding this subject, and present
our beliefs in comparison with theirs.
An Exhortation encourages and admonishes the reader in different
aspects of the Christian faith. Article length: 1500-2000 words.
Is there some aspect of our faith or God's teachings that you feel
members should be more aware of? Why? How will this awareness help
members in their daily walk with God?
A Testimony recounts an experience in the Lord that will encourage
and edify the reader. Article length: 1000-1500 words.
Recount how you came to believe, how you received the Holy Spirit,
how you see the Lord working in your life, or any other blessings
from God that will encourage and edify the reader.
Creative Writing pieces include poems, parables, or short stories
that illustrate a biblical teaching or idea. Keep in mind as you're
writing: how will this edify the reader?