Community is one of the most important values we have at Prodigal Magazine. This publication is for you, by you and about you — and if you go away, this magazine ceases to exist!
Prodigal Magazine is only as interesting as the people who participate in it. We need your submissions, your comments, your social media shares, and your voice to speak up when you see something you like or don’t like.
To join our community NOW:
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The purpose behind community.
We don’t have all the answers. In fact, we have more questions than answers, but we like questions! We think questions are a good thing. And we want to hear the questions that are swirling around in your head. Prodigal Magazine is only as interesting and helpful as the people who participate in it.
What keeps you up at night?
What really gets you going?
What are the injustices you see that get you fired up?
What do you plan to do about it?
What makes you tick?
What is God teaching you?
One of the ways we promote the value of community at Prodigal is by telling and hearing stories.
We believe that everyone has a story to tell, and we want to help you tell it. Why? Because we believe that it is healing for you to articulate it well, in a way that others can understand, and healing for us to hear in a way that make sense.
Your story needs to be told and we want to hear it. Will you tell it to us?
Another way we promote community at prodigal is by encouraging discussion.
The conversation will only be as interesting as the people who participate in it. We want to hear your thoughts! We don’t write articles here that close the discussion, we write articles that open the discussion. We don’t ask you to comment so we can rip to to shreds — we welcome both sides of the conversation.
We want comments that are helpful, interesting, thought-provoking and edifying. If you have something like that to say, please help us by saying it here.
Finally, we implore you to reach out to the community around you.
Online communities are awesome, aren’t they? We love them and we’re inspired by the real relationships that can develop there. But we also recognize that an online community is not your only community. In fact, if it is, you’re missing out on something really important (so is your community, by the way — they’re missing out on you!)
For that reason, we encourage all of our prodigal readers to get involved in their local and global communities in any way that they can.
We encourage you to get involved with your local church.
If you haven’t been to church, and you’re skeptical, we can’t blame you. If you’ve been, and been burned, we know the drill. Church is full of messy people with messy problems and, when done right (relationships, life, longevity) you end up all getting messy together. Finding a church community that works for you can be really hard but, like anything in life, there’s also so much good to be found in working through the muck to get to the good stuff.
Live out of your passion.
What are the passions that God has laid on your heart? If it’s writing, then write. If it’s students, then join youth ministry. If it’s running, then run to the Glory of God. God gave you your talents and interests for a reason. Don’t let them go to waste.
Figure out what makes you come alive, and do it. Find a place that need what you have to offer, and offer it.
Get plugged in in your community, and to ours.