At the conference, Katy represents Refresh Bible Study Magazine, a publication which seeks to be a Christian voice in an increasingly secular world. It’s an online magazine whose mission is to connect God’s Word to life today. Katy will provide information about the magazine and its upcoming topics, gather the names of potential contributors, and gather any submissions that are ready.
After the conference, there are two more issues of Refresh in 2019:
September 16 – The Power of Knowing
December 6 – Christmas
The September 16 issue will be a collection of Bible studies. (Please ask Katy for more information or see the guidelines.) These submissions will be considered for a compilation that will be published later this year called, The Power to Make a Difference. The general deadline for these studies is August 16, but for conferees, this will be extended to around August 23.
For the December 6 issue, we are taking various genres with a Christmas theme—devotions, Christian living, Bible studies, short stories, and poetry. The deadline for these submissions is November 6.
In 2020, we are taking devotions, Christian living, Bible studies, short stories, and poetry for the following topics and dates:
March 16 – “Sustaining Life’s Victories”
June 15 – Psalms & Proverbs
Katy Kauffman is an award-winning author, an editor of Refresh Bible Study Magazine, and a co-founder of Lighthouse Bible Studies (not the same as Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas). She graduated from Luther Rice College & Seminary with a BA in Religion (2004), and she has taught the Bible to women and teens. Her Bible studies focus on winning life’s spiritual battles.
Katy loves connecting with writers and creating compilations. The first book she compiled, Breaking the Chains, won a 2018 Selah finalist award. The next compilation, Heart Renovation: A Construction Guide to Godly Character, is a current Selah finalist and Director’s Choice finalist at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.
Katy’s writing can be found at CBN.com, thoughts-about-God.com, the Arise Daily blog, PursueMagazine.net, and two blogs on writing. She loves spending time with family and friends, making jewelry, and hunting for the best donuts. Connect with her at her blog, The Scrapbooked Bible Study, and on Facebook and Twitter.
Make an appointment with Katy if you’re interested in writing for Refresh or would like more information. Ask about our Statement of Faith. Since the magazine is free, writers are not paid for articles, but the contributor’s bio is given at the end of each article, along with a blog address or website for those who have them.