This summer has been crazy with activities for the staff at ETM. As you have noticed if you are following us on Twitter or Facebook, we had to take the summer off from writing articles, which we were sorry to have to do.
Life is not any less busy during the rest of the year, but most summer activities include a lot of breaks in the normal routine of things, making writing regularly difficult. But that break is now over.
We have some awesome articles and book reviews coming in the next couple of weeks, so subscribe to our feed, follow us on Facebook, and keep an eye out for those.
We are always trying to find ways to improve ETM so we are making a few changes to help move towards that goal.
Staff Down sizing
I hate to start out the announcements on a negative announcement, but that is just the way it goes sometimes. Several of our staff members have too many commitments between family, school, other ministries, and other real life things to be able to focus much on ETM. I commend the effort given by all of our staff members to date and welcome them back at any time if the Lord leads them. Please keep them in your prayers during this busy season of their lives. Also I ask that you would keep ETM in your prayers that we can continue with the shortage of staff, or that the Lord would bring staff members to help fill the shoes that are now left empty.
With the fewer people writing articles we will now be releasing a new article every four to five days instead of every three to four. We hope this schedule will still bring you plenty of quality, Biblical content and will encourage you in your relationship with God.
New Staff wanted!
Given this information it is obvious that we could use some help on staff. If you have any experience in writing, or want experience in writing articles, we could use your help. Not just writers either. Gamers, editors, forum users, we want you all! Check out the ETM Staff page to view the positions available and what the requirements are, then fill out our staff application to apply for the position.
We do not just want those who are the most experienced or who have the degrees. Our main area of focus for staff members is first and foremost a dedication and love for God. Without a daily relationship with Him this ministry is nothing. Also we want people who are committed to ETM and want to see the ministry survive and thrive.
ETM Christian Gaming
There are several Christians who enjoy playing various online games together in a family-friendly environment that encourages Biblical discussions and pursuing God. We know games are easy to get wrapped up in and sometimes want extra accountability to stay focused on Christ. The Bible says “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31) This includes time spent playing games.
In response to this we want to setup a network of Christian guilds, to provide support and tools needed to run their guilds or servers while maintaining Christian accountability and a family friendly environment.
If you are interested in helping us out in this endeavor, please consider filling out an application. This is a fairly new idea so you can be there and help from the ground up, and take a part in actually shaping how these guilds will work.
A Baby is Born!
The wife of one of our staff members, Sean, is about to give birth to their third child! Congratulate them on their new bundle of joy and keep them in prayer as they make this transition in their life.
That is all of the announcements for now. Stay tuned for some awesome and challenging articles that will be published on the site soon. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account follow us! 🙂