Writing Guidelines

Guidelines for submitting articles or ideas for consideration for the EFCA blog.


Purpose: The EFCA blog offers both proven practices and alternative perspectives for Christian faith and ministry from leaders in the Evangelical Free Church of America®.

Audience: EFCA pastors, staff, board members and ministry leaders.

Parameters: The blog emphasizes (1) ministry-in-action tied to EFCA churches, leaders and members; (2) thoughtful/challenging explorations of topics important to church life; and (3) theological exploration of pertinent topics. Please review past posts to become familiar with the blog’s editorial needs and style.

Freelance article submissions: Articles to be considered for the EFCA blog should run between 500 and 2,000 words. Indicate if photos are available, and include contacts for verification of article (address/phone/email of subject and subject’s pastor).

Book reviews: Digital manuscripts are provided from the publisher. Each reviewer writes “on spec,” and we’ll pay you if we choose to publish your review. To learn more, contact the book-review coordinator.

Payment: Flat-fee rates apply, starting at $63 for a 250-word article—including limited subsidiary rights (free use within an EFCA context). Reprint payments vary. Payment is made upon acceptance—final edit of the article.


Email submissions or questions to Please also include samples of your feature writing.