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To The Point Newsletter Has Evolved!
Time to hit "Refresh." Here's what's new in To The Point.
Highlights of this blog:
- The newsletter has undergone significant changes and will now have a monthly theme.
- The newsletter will now feature contributions from multiple writers rather than just one.
- The newsletter now has a website powered by Substack, which will provide a better reading experience.
- Some elements of the newsletter, such as the calendar and weekly schedule, have been removed or adjusted.
- The newsletter's purpose remains the same: to build a community for nerds, geeks, and gamers in a precise and succinct fashion.
Welcome to the next evolution of the To The Point newsletter!
For those who have been around the block with us, you will note that things look quite different. We’ve made some huge and exciting changes. Some of the new things will be surprises throughout the next several months, but I wanted to highlight just a few exciting things in this post.
First - we now have a monthly theme!
Our first theme is Refresh.
It’s a term that any nerd who uses computers is familiar with. How many times have we impatiently spam-clicked that refresh button hoping to reload a webpage of some silly meme or browser-based game?
This theme makes sense for the evolution that To The Point has undergone. While the newsletter wasn't irrelevant, it was time to press the refresh button and see what needed to move forward two years later.
These monthly themes will help us to keep the assorted content we’re creating centered and focused while also building up the community of readers towards a commonality, as well.
Second - we are now actually we!
For the past two years, this newsletter has been me (Nerd Pastor Nate) continually crafting weekly newsletter blogs. But Checkpoint Church is far bigger than just me, and it was passed time that I welcomed other voices to the fold.
I have invited any of our LVL2 members who are interested to contribute to the newsletter. While I will still be around to write these introductory posts at a bare minimum, this is a wonderful step towards fully realizing that community we dreamed about when we started this project back in 2020.
I hope you’ll welcome any new voices that you read on the byline of these posts. They are here to serve you, and I fully affirm that calling in each and every one of our LVL2 members.
Finally - we now have a website!
Unless you’re reading this in an email, you likely have already noticed… we changed our format drastically. We’re now going to be powered via the newsletter company Substack. This honestly doesn’t mean much to any of you reading this - it’s all around a better experience. No more downloading pdfs. No more identical email headers. I’m excited to see how this platform helps us pursue our mission even more thoroughly.
But wait - what’s missing?
Not everything we’re doing is new… we’re also cutting back on some things. As we sort through the parts we want to keep and want to toss, I ask for your patience in the construction zone of the next few months.
Here are some quick things you may miss:
No calendar? Our weekly schedule is posted on our Discord Server under #schedule
Not weekly? Rather than stick to weekly on Wednesdays, To The Point will follow a monthly theme of several different types of articles.
Not digital ministry? We are a community of nerds, geeks, and gamers… not necessarily digital ministers. If you want nerd/digital ministry, follow my new blog, Pixel & Pulpit, to keep up with what I’m learning and processing.
There are plenty of other exciting changes and shifts that you’ll notice over time. At our core, the purpose remains: these posts will strive to build a community for nerds, geeks, and gamers in a precise and succinct fashion. To The Point - not wasting time, but doing the key work of building the community we all need.
Most importantly of all… know these three things are as true about each and every one of you as ever…
God loves you.
We love you.
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