Christian Activities Magazine Celebrates 25 Years

Christian Activities Magazine Celebrates 25 Years of Christian Music,Concert & Entertainment News

Twenty-five years ago in October of 1992, publisher Kathryn Darden first had the vision of putting together a Christian concert calendar that would cross denominational boundaries across Middle Tennessee. Now Christian Activities is celebrating a quarter of a century!

Darden, a Nashville native, had grown up around several denominational hubs in Nashville that shared their own denomination’s news. The Methodist Publishing House, the Baptist Sunday School Board, Free Will Bible College, David Lipscomb College, Belmont College, Trevecca Nazarene College were all centers of information for particular denominations in Nashville. The problem was, if people were not a part of a particular church denomination, they often didn’t know what events were taking place in those churches and colleges.

Having gained experience publishing a concert calendar at Koinonia Coffeehouse a couple of years earlier, Darden envisioned a broader cross-denominational publication that would bring Christian concert news, church news and other activities of interest to Christian families together in one place for the entire community. She called it “Christian Activities Nashville.”

Distributed by Darden to churches and coffeehouses across Nashville, the first issue–a 4-page newsletter–featured Christian singer/songwriter David Mullen on the cover as well as the Christian Activities Calendar of Events and other info. Soon the newsletter became a regional Southeast magazine and then in 1995 a website which now covers Christian music and other news of interest to Christians around the world.

Christian Activities Magazine was honored with a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Phil Bredeson on its Fifth Anniversary, served as the official church liaison publication for Tennessee 200 during Tennessee’s Bicentennial, sponsored numerous Christian festivals and concerts, hosted Sunday nights at Bellevue Station, and was featured in The Tennessean in 2003.

This also marks the anniversary of Christian Activities Publications. Past publications include the Creative ReSOURCE Directory as well as The Anthology of Christian Poetry, How to Promote Your Book on a Shoestring Budget and other books.
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CONTEST NOW OVER: As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, Christian Activities is giving away 2 tickets to see “Same Kind of Different as Me” starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight. Details at: Contest: Win 2 Free Tickets to See ‘Same Kind of Different As Me’ with Greg Kinnear

Related: 
It’s the 20th Anniversary of Christian Activities Magazine
Christian Activities Celebrates 20th anniversary in October
History of Christian Activities Magazine
Christian Activities Publisher Kathryn E. Darden Announces Partnership with Rodan + Fields
Contest: Win 2 Free Tickets to See ‘Same Kind of Different As Me’ with Greg Kinnear
Christian Magazine Grew From Calendar
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