The Messenger does not sell advertising. However, a limited amount of advertising will be accepted as a service to subscribers, as space and suitability permit. Only advertising that will better, edify and enhance our Conference, churches, boards and ministries, and that of the wider Church, will be accepted.
Advertising is not to be for personal monetary benefit of any individual or group. It is recognized that a grey area exists: Some organizations, while officially for profit, operate to serve the Christian Church’s membership and can be given some consideration. Further, advertising that is interpreted by the board as impinging upon EMC programs or institutions can be refused.
The magazine reserves the right to convert boxed ads to classifieds, to shorten material, and to pull an ad after it has appeared twice unless prior arrangements have been made.
Advertising in The Messenger is provided as a courtesy to readers, not as a right to any and all institutions. While the space is free to advertisers, it does cost the publication to run an ad and our expectation is that advertisers will strive to be courteous by notifying us as soon as possible when space for an ad is no longer needed.
General types of acceptable ads include (but are not limited to) the following: personnel needs (pastoral or for other Christian organizations), coming events for churches and affiliate organizations, recruitment ads for affiliated schools, books by EMC authors.