J. Gordon Duncan

Culture, Business, Fitness, Etc.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It – The Church & the Local Paper

paperboygameplayFor a smaller community pastor, the local paper is an invaluable resource.  You can learn what’s going on, find out who the tribal leaders in you city are, and also find a platform to communicate broadly to the town in which you serve.  For this pastor and Sovereign King, there is no better local resource than the “Garner Citizen” (www.garnercitizen.com).

The owners, editors, and reporters do a fantastic job of both covering their community and allowing the community to interact with them.  If you have access to a local paper, there is absolutely no reason why you shouldn’t offer to write an editorial or at least inform them when events at your church are going on.

In the past 2 months, Sovereign King has been featured no less than 4 times which isn’t bad for a weekly paper.  3 times in the last year we have been on the front page.  When a local paper is open to the work of a local church, not partnering with them is a mistake of the highest degree.  So check out your local paper, find out how to interact, and then submit copy, inform them of upcoming events, and encourage the people within your congregation to submit and write as well.

Examples of Sovereign King in the Garner Citizen:

Trees for the Forest

Humility Before an Infinite God

Needs Expressed, Needs Met

Hurts So Good

Teen Musician Taught Himself on Guitar Hero

Like to Ride?  Want to Help the Garner EMS?

Members of the Body are One

Sovereign King Aims to Create, Engage Community


October 3, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,


  1. Thanks for the shout-out — we certainly appreciate it. Interaction from the community is so important to us, so I’m glad to see it encouraged here! We enjoy featuring submissions from the community, so keep ’em coming.

    Comment by Garner Citizen | October 3, 2009 | Reply

  2. Gordon, thanks so much for your kind words. I’ll pass it on to staff.

    Comment by Barry Moore | October 3, 2009 | Reply

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