Frequently Asked About Faith Today
Q. How much is a one-year subscription?
A. In digital format, Faith Today is free. Our mobile Apps are free at our homepage. To read digital editions on computer, visit www.faithtoday.ca/digital. Prices for print subscriptions (which include free digital editions as well, so you can read on paper or on screen) start from $29.99 per year depending where in the world you live.
Q. How do I contact Faith Today?
A. Letter to the editor: send to Gail Reid, Bill Fledderus and Karen Stiller c/o Faith Today, Box 5885 West Beaver Creek Post Office, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 0B8 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change in address: please notify customer service at email@example.com or toll-free at 1-866-302-3362 ext. 236 (local 905-479-5885 ext. 236). If you already have a login account at evangelicalfellowship.ca, you can also update your contact info online.
Renew a subscription: use our secure online renewal option or contact us as noted above.
Order a gift subscription: contact customer service as noted above.
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Q. Why does Faith Today magazine exist?
A. The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada has published Faith Today since 1983 to connect, equip and inform evangelical Christians in Canada.
Q. Define "Evangelical"?
A. Evangelicals are a diverse network of more than 3.5 million Christians in Canada. They are found in virtually every Christian tradition. [MORE]
Q. Can I buy or sell Faith Today at a store?
A. You can find copies at your local Chapters/Indigo Superstore, Blessings Christian Marketplace, Faith Family Books and Gifts (Scarborough), House of James Bookstore (Abbotsford), Hull's Family Books, McNally Robinson Bookseller, Presse Internationale (Toronto) and Religious Book and Bible House (Newfoundland) among others. If you'd like to begin to retail Faith Today yourself, contact our distributor, Magazines Canada. (If you already use Disticor you can also get us through them.) For a sample print copy, simply contact us or view an exact replica online.
Q. Can our youth group or sports team sell Faith Today subscriptions and renewals as a fundraiser?
A. Yes. Faith Today participates in the QSP fundraising program for magazine sales. Customers can choose from 700 titles, including Faith Today and other Christian and secular magazines. Order an information kit at www.qsp.ca/StartFundraiser.aspx or by calling them at 1-866-342-3863.
Q. What does Faith Today offer online or for mobile devices?
A. Links to our free mobile apps (for Apple operating systems, Android or Kindle Fire USA) are available from our homepage. For computer users, we also offer "digital editions" at www.faithtoday.ca/digital. These are replicas of the complete print magazine which can be viewed in your Internet browser, printed off, and also downloaded for offline viewing (for faster page turning, etc.). They don't require any special software.
Text from a number of sample articles (usually minus the pictures) is also available at www.faithtoday.ca (a.k.a. www.evangelicalfellowship.ca or theEFC.ca) and there are a few more over at our sister site www.christianity.ca.
Besides our main selection of digital editions and archive of back issues hosted by Texterity, Inc., we are also participating in a special Magazines Canada digital newsstand project which makes it possible to purchase digital editions at Zinio, which handles a variety of mainstream magazines such as Maclean's.
You can also visit our Amazon storefront to buy books we reviewed. A small commission on each sale there helps support our ministry.
Q. How can I become a writer for Faith Today?
A. Consult our writer guidelines at www.faithtoday.ca/writers, and perhaps also our style guide. The annual writing conference Faith Today once held is now called Write! Canada and is offered each June in Guelph, Ont., by an association called The Word Guild. We also recommend Word Guild seminars held across Canada as well as seminars offered by Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship and the Canadian Church Press association. Other excellent training and professional development opportunities for writers and editors are available from many mainstream groups such as the Professional Writers Association of Canada, the Editors' Association of Canada and Magazines Canada.
Other Questions About Faith Today
Q. How many people read Faith Today?
A. Estimated between 45,000 and 100,000 per issue. About half in the province of Ontario, one-third in B.C./Alberta (combined), one-eighth in Saskatchewan/Manitoba (combined). We generally print 20,000 copies per issue, and we publish six issues per year. Faith Today also has a growing audience for our App and our web-based digital editions. (Note: in 2011 and 2012 we have not printed our Jul/Aug issue, instead circulating it only in digital form as a way of promoting those digital delivery mechanisms.)
Q. What does the average Faith Today reader look like?
A. Age: 30 to 80. (Average estimated at 50.) Household income: $145,000. (Individual $67,000.) Education: Bachelors or college degree. Gives regularly to charities. Equal chance of being male or female (although initial estimates suggest our App users are predominantly male). Attends church weekly, most likely in a Baptist, Pentecostal, Christian and Missionary Alliance, non-denominational, Anglican, Christian Reformed, Evangelical Missionary or Mennonite Brethren congregation (in that order). Plus a great many others.
Q. Besides bookstores and subscriptions, do you distribute Faith Today anywhere else?
A. At all events involving EFC President Bruce J. Clemenger and other EFC leaders. Also to all federal politicians and to EFC affiliate organizations. A few congregations pay a special rate so every member family regularly gets the magazine.
Q. Has Faith Today won any awards?
A. You can see the latest lists from the Canadian Church Press Association (2010, 2011) and The Word Guild. Most recent wins: First place from CCP for editorial in a magazine: Bruce J. Clemenger "Commercialization and Its Limits." First place from CCP for news story in a magazine: Emily Wierenga "Parents Forgive Their Child's Abductor."