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Seeking Volunteers or a Small Team to Fill Vacant Positions:

Editor + Layout Planner

SPAG Magazine is seeking people to take on volunteer positions currently filled by our Editor, Vicki Nunn, as she is looking to retire.

Do you have editorial and writing skills and a passion for a ministry in Christian publishing? Do you have some graphic designing skills or experience in social media?

We’re seeking either a couple of people or a small team, to take on the roles of volunteer Editor and/or Layout Planner.

Editor:

The Editor is responsible for sourcing articles; working with our regular contributors for articles; editing as well as writing articles; and contributing to the development of SPAG Magazine and its team.

A high level of writing and editing skills and experience are a necessity. Some social media experience would be desirable.

The Editor will need to work directly with the Layout Planner or with the team to ensure the growth and development of SPAG Magazine to ensure it reaches its goals.

Layout Planner:

The Layout Planner puts the magazine together, sources and creates suitable images for articles, posters, adding links and more.

The position of Layout Planner involves laying out the magazine pages with articles and images in a professional manner. You can see examples of what is needed in our current issue (see our front webpage for the link)

A high level of experience with MS Word or compatible program are vital, plus experience in a graphics program is highly desirable.

The Layout Planner will need to work directly with the Editor or with the team to ensure the growth and development of SPAG Magazine to ensure it reaches its goals.


SPAG Magazine’s Goals:

To support, encourage and challenge Christian adults in their walk, and to honour and exalt God.

Initially SPAG Magazine’s focus was on single Christians (SPAG = Single Person Approved by God), but as we gained interest from married Christians in our varied articles, we worked to provide articles for all Christian adults, while including at least 1 article in each issue suitable for singles.


Selection Criteria:

Please submit your application and include your responses to the following selection criteria:


Position: Editor
  1. Tell us a little about your Christian walk? Do you believe in the Bible and trust the Word implicitly? How important is prayer to you?
  2. How do you feel about issues such as LGBTQ, euthanasia, abortion, covid, and the persecuted church in relation to today’s Christians and the church?
  3. What makes you interested in joining the small team at SPAG Magazine?
  4. How would you motivate the team?
  5. Please share some information about your experience in writing and editing;
  6. What would you like to achieve in this position in say 5 or 10 years and in which way would you like to grow SPAG Magazine?
  7. Can you please provide at least one sample of your writing and/or editing experience, particularly if published;
  8. Do you have references who can verify your experience? If so, please provide their contact details, along with their name, position and organisation;
  9. How do you feel about taking on this volunteer experience, knowing it may be a number of years before SPAG Magazine begins to pay its way, before even paying its team?
  10. Please provide information about your social media experience if you have any.
  11. If  you have limitations in some of your skills, would you be interested in growing your skills such as undertaking a relevant course, even if the costs cannot be met by SPAG Magazine?

Position: Layout Planner
  1. Tell us a little about your Christian walk? Do you believe in the Bible and trust the Word implicitly? How important is prayer to you?
  2. How do you feel about issues such as LGBTQ, euthanasia, abortion, covid, and the persecuted church in relation to today’s Christians and the church?
  3. What makes you interested in joining the small team at SPAG Magazine?
  4. Please provide information about your experience with MS Word or a compatible advanced word processing program, including  the inclusion/addition of images and links within documents;
  5. What would you like to achieve in this position in say 5 or 10 years and how do you see yourself contributing to the growth of SPAG Magazine?
  6. Can you please provide at least one sample of your skills that you created yourself, for example in creating posters, brochures, images or pdf documents, specifically showing some level of advanced skills in this area;
  7. Please provide information about your social media experience if you have any, as you may be required to assist the Editor or take on the social media person in full.
  8. How do you feel about taking on this volunteer experience, knowing it may be a number of years before SPAG Magazine begins to pay its way, before even paying its team?
  9. Please provide information about your social media experience if you have any.
  10. If  you have limitations in some of your skills, would you be interested in growing your skills such as undertaking a relevant course, even if the costs cannot be met by SPAG Magazine.?

Contact our Editor, Vicki Nunn via email for further details or if you have any questions email:  spagmag1@gmail.com

 

 

*Welcome to SPAG Magazine

*Welcome to SPAG Magazine

Welcome in wood Thanks for dropping by! 

Are you a Christian? Do you love God? Do you want to be encouraged, challenged or inspired in your Christian walk? Then you’ve come to the right place.

SPAG Magazine is a FREE quarterly, electronic magazine for Christian adults. While we have a focus on singles, our articles are suitable for all Christian adults. We’re an international, inter-denominational publication, and we aim to honour and exalt God. We believe that the Bible is God’s inerrant Word.

The updated issue 13 is now available!

The June/August 2018 issue of SPAG Magazine is finally here and what a great selection of articles there are in this issue.

Initially, we had a problem with our “Letters to Lou” pages, but they’re now all updated and uploaded to the online issues.

Our 13th issue of SPAG Magazine coincides with our 3rd birthday! We have a great bunch of fascinating articles which I’m sure will get your thinking, and hopefully bring you closer to God.

The articles in the issue include:
– Hate like Jesus;
– Domestic violence and the church (Part 2);
– God’s gift of life: NO to euthanasia;
– Road to Damascus;
– Open Doors: from muslim sheikh to secret believer;
– Josie and the gift of singleness;
– Creation Ministries: Cuttlefish colour changes inspire new TV screen design;
– Condemned to celibacy?
and lots more!

Following are the links to the current issue:

We’re celebrating our third birthday with a whopping 60% off all of our previous issues (until the end of August 2018) so you can catch up on all of our earlier great articles, and it’s an easy way you can also help support this important ministry. (Link to our store)

Time is running out for this offer: we’re offering 50% all promotions in our September/November 2018 issue. Find out more in our promotions/advertising page here. 

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Let us know if you would like to subscribe for your very own quarterly issue. Email us: 

Warm regards

From Vicki Nunn, Editor and the staff of SPAG Magazine

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Calling all singles!

 How Do You Respond to Those Dumb Comments?

How do you respond when other people make silly, annoying, rude or repetitive comments to you about being a single person? What kinds of things do they say? We had an article in the March/May issue of SPAG Magazine, sharing things that people have said to other Christian singles about their state of ‘unwedded bliss.’

If you’d like to share some of the comments said to you, please fill out the form on this page, or email us:

How do you like this humorous idea?

I’ll be doing a series of these images based around singleness, spinsterhood and bachelorhood to go into my personal shops, sometime in the near future.

I’ll put them on cups, shirts, cushions and other items.
If you like the idea, please let me know and I’ll redirect you to the shops where they’re located, once I upload them in my personal online stores.

Vicki Nunn
Editor

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Becci and Robbo from the Rise and Show program on Vision FM interviewed me on 24 March about my near death experience, which I shared in an earlier issue of SPAG Magazine. Here’s a link to a copy of that interview:

Bridget Brenton from Christian Today wrote a fantastic review about an earlier issue of SPAG Magazine. You can find the review here.

AND FOR YOU: a FREE devotional booklet for one month:

We hope this book will bring you into a closer relationship with God through praise, prayer and worship.

Here’s the link to the downloadable pdf  (link here)

OR view the online ‘flippable version:

Praise To God Devotional Booklet No. 1

(Note: there may be some advertising on this third party website.)

SPAG Magazine is FREE – covering our costs is essential if we want to continue making this terrific magazine available at no cost to you and to all of our readers. Please prayerfully consider how you may help:

Or send along your friends to our shop.

You can also help us by submitting the following for our consideration:

  • your own article;

  • your scenery photograph for our back page;

  • your comments in response to an article or other item; and/or

  • your suggestion for a topic for us to consider.

One of the items available in our store is the gorgeous “Reflections” e-book which contains over 120 pages of beautiful photos and includes inspiring quotes and Bible verses to lift your spirits as well as to challenge you in your walk. Here’s the link to buy this lovely e-book through our shop. (At present it’s only available in flippable format to view on a third party website.)

Your purchase will help to support this ministry. Thank you for your kind consideration.

Join our Prayer Network Team

One of the most important things you can do for SPAG Magazine is pray for us. We need prayer to not only increase our readership, but to enable God to reach out to Christians and Christian leaders across the world, with articles which will encourage, inspire and challenge them.

We also need your prayers for enough finances to keep SPAG Magazine going.

If you’re interested in joining our prayer network, you can become a member on Facebook on this link.

Can 73¢ a day really help SPAG Magazine?

While we’ve recently overhauled some expenses to reduce costs, there are still lots of costs we need to cover to ensure we keep SPAG Magazine available and to provide it to you for free. Presently all outstanding costs are met by our Editor, Vicki Nunn who has a limited income on a disability pension. Yep, it’s almost like she pays you to read it.

Our total operating costs per quarter are around AU$662. If ten people could contribute just 73¢ a day for a year, all of our operating costs would be met. Would you consider being one of those ten people? (Perhaps you could ask nine people from your church or singles group to make up the remainder.)

73¢/day x 10 people/year = all operating costs*

Other costs:

There are also a couple of other costs as well including the Glasbergen cartoon and costs for promoting SPAG Magazine, which total around AU$100 per quarter. If ten people could contribute just 11¢ a day for a year, our remaining costs would be met.

11¢/day x 10 people/year = remaining costs*

Your generous contribution can make a big difference! You can also help by purchasing items from our online store: www.spagmag. com/shop.

Here are those 2 costs again:

73¢/day x 10 people/year = all operating costs*

11¢/day x 10 people/year = remaining costs*

Consider also that in the past 18 months or so we’ve spent $2,000 on a new computer and monitor as our old computer had been making strange noises for two years.

Would you make a commitment to help SPAG Magazine in its mission?

Our mission is to inspire, challenge and encourage Christian adults in their walk, and to honour and exalt God.

Email: 

* (NB: Wages for staff have not been included.)

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Warm regards

Vicki Nunn
Editor
SPAG Magazine


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How would you like to contribute to SPAG Magazine and be recognised for your contribution?

There are several ways you can contribute:

Submit your contributions via email to SPAG Magazines Email Address2

We can’t guarantee that everything we receive will be included, but the more you can send on to us, the better our magazine will be. Of course, when your item is published, you can show it off to everyone you know!