The Parish Paper


Each monthly issue of The Parish Paper provides ideas, insights, research-findings, and practical methods that strengthen the effectiveness of congregations in accomplishing God’s purposes through their various ministries. –Note (per below), however, that the June 2022 issue is the FINAL issue!

Please read the following distribution instructions before duplicating.

ABC-IN/KY’s purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES:

1. Permission to provide copies to our staff and to the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, Postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our Web site.

2. Permission for each congregation within our jurisdiction to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its Web site, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

Congregations within our ABC-IN/KY jurisdiction to which we distribute The Parish Paper do NOT have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice, (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs, or (c) to give ANY THIRD PARTY – other than our staff and constituents-permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).

“From the beginning, The Parish Paper’s business model has been reprint-rights: one subscription with multiple copies for a church or judicatory. That model fit well for the age of the mimeograph and the monthly packet of photocopied information sheets sent out by the judicatory office. However, the rise of the Internet, the invention of the iPhone, and the dominance of social media have rendered this model obsolete. Consequently, June 2022 is the final edition of The Parish Paper. We thank the loyal subscribers who have been part of this ministry.”
(Source: Emailed notice from the publisher to the ABC-IN/KY Region Office)

June 2022 Parish Paper FINAL Issue!

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