Every year our media team takes on one of our largest undertakings: creating a magazine showcasing every microchurch (and global movement) within our network. Creating this product is always daunting, because we know it really means a lot to our community. So many of these microchurch leaders do the work that God is calling them to with no fanfare or recognition, and to get the opportunity to put these stories and ministries on display is our way of honoring and loving these leaders. The work for the magazine typically begins in October, and we work all the way to the end of December before we send it to print, getting it in our hands for our annual global conference in January.
The magazine acts as a conference gift for those who attend, and being able to pass it out to leaders who are featured in the magazine is a wonderful experience. At Core Conference, we were able to see our global leaders from Philippines, Ireland, Germany, Haiti, Alabama, and Illinois. Each of these movements has a page in the magazine, and many of their people who came from their fledgling movements were able to see, captured in our pages, what theirs could look like someday in the future. So many of our microchurches are so dedicated to their work, they may not know about many of the other amazing organizations in our network. So, to give them a tangible way to see what each group is doing creates a beautiful expression of the diversity and power within the Underground.
Here's a few selected pages from the magazine. If you're interested in receiving a hard copy, contact me and I'll make sure you get one!