For the past nine years, the team behind RELEVANT magazine has sought to serve emerging church leaders through various publications, books and resources. We’ve sought to challenge the status quo and push ministry leaders to ask tough questions behind their motivations and actions.
We’re interested in the future of the Church—in how an unprecedented access to technology, globalization and shifting cultural perspectives today affects tomorrow’s Christian community. And since we’re an independent media company with an affinity for innovation, we’re always looking at what’s coming, what’s emerging and what’s changing—and how that affects the way we shape our media to have the greatest impact for our mission, for our readers and for those who partner with us.
Through RELEVANT, we reach a broad national audience of passionate twenty- and thirtysomethings who, because of their faith, want to change the world they live in. We cover the ideas and things relevant to their lives, whether it be faith, culture or intentional living. In short, we like to cover what’s next.
Which brings us to where we are today.
Our new section, called Next, talks to the leaders within the ever-growing RELEVANT audience. In addition to church leadership, Next talks about creative innovation, social entrepreneurship and more. It profiles innovators and emerging leaders breaking the mold and making a difference. It talks about the questions and issues facing emerging leaders, sometimes mentoring them, sometimes inspiring them and always challenging them to chase God’s call on their lives to shape the future.
And most exciting for us, Next is part of RELEVANT. It’s now a branded section of content inside each issue of the magazine, as well as a robust part of this very website. Through Next, we’re increasing our reach to all types of Christians in all kinds of influential positions—namely, those who are shaping culture.
We’re excited to reach a broader range of leaders within the RELEVANT audience. Next will give everyone, regardless of where they are in their personal, spiritual and professional growth, a wider breadth of content and a broadened perspective of missional living and vocational living outside the traditional roles of church ministry.
We look forward to this new season and are excited about the opportunities to continue serving the leaders shaping the future of the Church—both inside and outside those traditional four walls.