Thanks for your interest in Go. Serve. Love and our passionate vision to guide and equip prospective global workers for long-term success in leading others to follow Jesus.
We want your stories of journeying–or landing–over there.
We’re talking stories about this-is-harder-than-I thought, wish-I-would-have-known, I-love-my-job, or I-made-a-royal-cultural-mess-up. Tell us
- your success stories
- your bit-it-big-time stories
- your still-figuring-this-out stories
- your stories of what is changing in the world of global work
- and other stories that simply help us know about how to Go. Serve. Love…better.
Help us to not forget a people group; to know what it’s like as a doula in the Middle East; to know your best recipe for beans and rice, and the person who delighted you with it. We want to hear it all to help others muddle through this, too.
Here are a few simple, so-don’t-freak-out guidelines to help your 300-800-word story connect with our audience.
Check your tone.
We love posts that are fresh, authentic, and easily understood by those who didn’t grow up in the Church. (We also love funny, as long as your piece has a purpose beyond humor.) We’re cool with posts that have appeared elsewhere first. Just confirm you hold the copyright yourself and all parties are willing to grant us permission.
We like minimal “Christianese”.
If you’re feeling blessed, covered by grace, saved, or led–that’s great. But we’d prefer you say it in a way that doesn’t use those words. (See this article! Trust us: This kind of writing is great prep for cross-cultural experiences.)
For example, if you’re hoping to use a phrase like “God called me”, explain what that looked like: I prayed, xyz circumstances showed me, I sensed the Holy Spirit changing me as I compared xyz Scripture to xyz in real life… This can help you communicate clearly, connect truly, and translate your message to the “culture” of those who didn’t grow up in church.
We’re looking for posts that…
- don’t imply global workers are superior to those they help. We’ve all got a lot to learn from each other, and we are the rescued…not the rescuers.
- promote sustainable methods.
- think critically about what is biblical vs. what is Christian culture. (Does each new Christian need to “pray the prayer”? Do they need to give up dancing? etc.)
- have a practical element: “What do I hope people will do as a result of reading?”
Then, paste it in the form below!