From the very beginning, one of our main goals with Slow Church has been to help nurture conversations about what it means for churches to slow down to be faithfully present in both the place and pace of our neighborhoods. We’ve been able to personally engage in those conversations in well over a hundred communities around North America, as well as on this blog, on social media, in radio and podcast interviews, and via the occasional video chat.

But there are voices we still want to hear, including yours. Slow Church isn’t a technique or formula. In both its joys and struggles, it looks different from one church, one neighborhood to the next.

Do you have something you want to add that can help expand the conversation? If so, we’d love to hear from you. We’re currently looking for well-written guest posts that explore new angles of Slow Church, or that tell stories from neighborhoods other than our own.

The Nitty-Gritty

Not every submission will get published. As longtime writers and editors, we may decline a guest post if it is too light on substance, not well-crafted, or too redundant with what we’ve already published. Don’t take it personally (we’re all in different stages with our writing), and please do feel free to submit something new.

Second, we reserve the right to edit guest posts, though we will do our best to give you a chance to respond to edits before the post goes live.

Third, we will rarely publish a guest post more than 750 words long, so be concise.

A few other notes:

  • We’re willing to cross-post pieces that previously appeared on your own blog.
  • Make sure all quotes and references are properly credited.
  • Make sure to include a one- or two-sentence bio along with your submission.
  • Please be ready to engage with commenters.

Finally, have fun with it!

To submit a guest post, email John at john [at] slowchurch [dot] com. Or drop us a line at the Contact page.

Guest Post Link Policy

  1. When appropriate, please link to other posts on our blog—or just be aware that we might add those links ourselves.
  2. Feel free to link to your own content within the post, as long as it is relevant.

Guest Post Image Policy

All images must be properly attributed and credited. If using an image not in the public domain, please forward us proof of permission.

Guest Post Reprinting Policy

As stated in our Copyright and Reprinting Policy, you own the copyright to your post. Our permission guidelines do not apply to your work. If someone contacts us with an interest in re-posting or publishing your content, we will have them contact you directly.

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