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The Writing Challenge Agreement:
You may not use a previously written, published, or copyrighted work in the writing challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to write on the topic chosen and not to use a previously written piece.
If submitting to and participating in the weekly writing challenge, you agree: To allow FaithWriters.com to use your article in any of their 4 quarterly books. That your article will only be published if it is in the top 10 vote getters which is the READER'S CHOICE or if chosen as one of the top 8 entries by the rotating panel of judges as a weekly EDITOR'S CHOICE for any challenge week. That you will receive no compensation from your entry being used in these seasonal books. If you have a copyright on your material, you agree to release to us the rights to use your entry in any of our 4 quarterly books and that you will receive no compensation from your entry being used in these seasonal books. You also acknowledge that you are the author of all material submitted and it is not plagiarized in any way. You also agree to give us permission to edit your entry if it has grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors. FaithWriters.com reserves the right at any time to reject any entry into the writing challenge that it deems inappropriate. FaithWriters.com reserves the right at any time to reject any entry to be included in its seasonal books that it deems inappropriate or if it has grammatical, spelling, or punctuation errors.
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THE WRITING CHALLENGE:
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This is where it all starts...
For many of us, faith is too often something we think or feel while life is something we do. Finding practical, everyday ways to integrate faith into life is the stuff of lessons and sermons for thousands of years past, and it seems to be an increasingly difficult mission in today's fast-paced, chaotic world.
We at FaithWriters.com believe that it is extremely important to get Christians involved in the work of the ministry. Many have gifts that are not being used.
The Internet provides us with the opportunity to open the doors to give every Christian the chance to share their gifts with the Body of Christ.
We are a for-profit ministry dedicated to building up the Church, which is the Body of Christ.
The purpose of FaithWriters.com is to give Christian writers an easy to use environment to manage their writing careers. While at the same time utilizing the FaithWriters platform and the talent of our amazing writers to spread the gospel around the world.
For readers, it is our goal to provide good Christian material to build up the Body of Christ.
For publishers and website owners, our purpose is to provide quality Christian content at a reasonable price.
As a Christ-centered, for-profit company, we will create value for our customers, employees and Ministry Partners by:
- Bringing glory to God in all that we do;
- Equipping people to grow in their faith and the practical application of it in their lives;
- Enhancing fellowship, communication and relationship-building within the Christian community; and
- Encouraging and enabling personal involvement in the care of those who are spiritually, emotionally, physically or financially poor.
What we believe
Statement of Faith
We Believe The Bible To Be The Inspired, Infallible, Authoritative, And Inerrant Word Of God (II Timothy 3:15-17, II Peter 1:21).
We Believe There Is One God, Eternally Existing In Three Persons: The Father, Son And Holy Spirit (genesis 1:1, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, John 10:30).
We Believe In The Deity Of Christ (John 10:33); His Virgin Birth (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34-35); His Sinless Life (Hebrews 4:15, 7:26); His Miracles (John 2:11); His Vicarious And Atoning Death (1 Corinthians 15:3, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 2:9); His Resurrection (John 11:25, I Corinthians 15:4); His Ascension To The Right Hand Of The Father (Mark 16:19); His Personal Return To Earth In Power And Glory (Acts 1:11, Revelation 19:11-16).
We Believe In The Absolute Necessity Of Regeneration By The Holy Spirit For Salvation Because Of The Exceeding Sinfulness Of The Human Nature, And That All Are Justified On The Single Ground Of Faith In The Shed Blood Of Christ, And That Only By God's Grace Through Faith Alone Are We Saved (John 3:16-19; 5:24, Romans 3:23; 5:8-9, Ephesians 2:8-10, Titus 3:5).
We Believe In The Resurrection Of Both The Saved And The Lost; Those Who Are Saved Unto The Resurrection Of Life, And Those Who Are Not Unto The Resurrection Of Damnation (John 5:28-29).
We Believe In The Spiritual Unity Of The Believers In Our Lord Jesus Christ (romans 8:9, I Corinthians 12:12-13, Galatians 3:26-28).
We Believe In The Present Ministry Of The Holy Spirit By Whose Indwelling The Christian Is Enabled To Live A Godly Life (Romans 8:13-14, I Corinthians 3:16, 6:19-20, Ephesians 4:30; 5:18).
We Believe That We As Christians Are Examples Of The Love Of God In This World. It Is This (agape) Love That We Desire To Possess And Without Which We Have No Right To Call Ourselves Christians (1 John 4:16-17).
Believe It Is The Mandate Of The Whole Church To Go Into The Whole World And To Preach The Gospel To Every Living Creature. (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20)