BECOME A PARTNER

Contributing Partners invest their gifts, time, talents, skills and creativity in the vital work of Chronic Joy Ministry. We are always better together.

Do you have gifts, talents, skills, time or creativity? Are you looking for a place to connect? A way to bless and encourage others? We’d love to partner with you!

 

CONTRIBUTE PHOTOS & DESIGN

Here’s what you need to know:

Chronic Joy Ministry is built on the foundations of hope, purpose, worth and joy in Jesus Christ. Every day, we post beautiful images paired with thought-provoking quotes and Scripture across our social media platforms to encourage and inspire those with chronic illness.

Photo and graphic design guidelines:

  • Maximum Image Size is 5MB. Horizontal or square images are preferred.
  • Include chronic-joy.org on the image (as well as your name/logo/watermark if desired).
  • Quotes can include: Bible verses and encouraging quotes referencing hope, purpose, worth, joy, peace, patience, suffering, illness, faith, caregiving, love, marriage, parenting, pain, etc.
  • Accepted fonts are Open Sans, Futura, or EB Garamond.
  • You may include intro words to be run with your images up to 280 characters.
  • All images will be added to our social media files at SmugMug for possible reposting at a later date. Images are made available for the public use.
  • You retain all rights to your images.
  • Email images to share@chronic-joy.org. If accepted, you will be contacted when your image is scheduled for publication.
  • Please include a brief artist bio, headshot and social media links with your first image submission, so we can introduce you as a Chronic Joy Contributing Artist.
  • Once accepted, you’re invited to submit in an on-going partnership.
  • We reserve the right to edit accepted submissions.
  • We do not offer compensation at this time.

WRITE FOR US

Here’s what you need to know:

Chronic Joy Ministry is built on the foundation of hope, purpose, worth and joy in Jesus Christ.

Community and story are as vital to our ministry as food and water.

We accept submissions on all facets of life with chronic illness:

  • Faith
  • Family
  • Friendship
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Finances
  • Work/Employment
  • Education
  • Self-image
  • Social activities
  • Children/Teens
  • And more

Submission Guidelines:

  • Posts should be 500-1000 words in length.
  • Please submit Word documents only.
  • Include your name, author bio, headshot, and social media and/or blog links if applicable.
  • Please include reference and translation with with Scripture quotes.
  • Posts should be written with a compassionate, understanding and empathetic tone (ie: sharing a story rather than teaching a lesson).
  • Wrestling with the challenging issues and difficult emotions of a life with chronic illness is encouraged. We just ask that you be honest and offer readers an opportunity to lean toward hope, while not necessarily wrapping up a hard topic with a happy ending.
  • If your post has been previously published, let us know when and where. If accepted, we’ll include that information with your post.
  • We reserve the right to edit accepted submissions.
  • If accepted, we will contact you when your post is scheduled for publication.
  • We are unable to offer compensation at this time.
  • We do not accept submissions about specific treatments, medications, products, services or healthcare providers.

Can’t quite figure out where to begin? These questions might help.

  1. What is your typical day like?
  2. What was your life like before illness?
  3. How are you different today?
  4. What are the most challenging parts of your life?
  5. What losses have been most significant?
  6. What has been your lowest point?
  7. If you could have one thing back, what would it be? Why?
  8. How are your relationships impacted by illness?
  9. How have your expectations of yourself and others changed?
  10. How has your walk with God changed in the midst of illness?
  11. When/how/where have you found hope?
  12. In what ways have you experienced God’s grace in your illness?
  13. How do you celebrate the small victories?
  14. What is the most unexpected blessing of illness?
  15. What character qualities have gained through illness?
  16. What does courage look like to you?
  17. What does strength look like in illness?
  18. What is the most important thing you wish others knew about illness?
  19. If you could sum up illness in five words, what would they be?
  20. What encouragement can you offer someone walking through illness?
  21. What are some circumstances in your life others can relate to?
  22. How do you handle pain and disappointment?
  23. How has God used your weaknesses and turned them into strengths?
  24. What is the biggest impact of illness in your life?
  25. Contrast who you were before illness with who you are now.

We look forward to partnering with you!

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