Elise Pappas an Over 31 young writer from the Sunshine Coast is Press Service International’s new ‘mission media coordinator’.
Circulated to missions and Christian media last month, missions are invited to send their articles in doc format / photos - to Elise Pappas - who checks it, any edits will send back for approval - Elise will then distribute it across Australia, New Zealand and Internationally.
Elise and Daniel have 2 children, they have stepped aside from their local church on the Sunshine Coast – Daniel is seeking of the Lord another pastoral role leaving Elise a free hand.
Elise Pappas (email@example.com)
Master Christian media list
Dr Mark Tronson engaged in media ministry over several decades with a substantial listings of Christian media in Australia, New Zealand and International, and likewise Mission societies lists ion the respite ministry. These lists are not available (obviously).
Ramon Williams did this for 50 years - and has greatly encouraged Elise Pappas. A recent article ‘2 Australian Baptists’ details Ramon’s remarkable ministry.
How it works
The program works the same as Ramon Williams engaged it for 50 years.
Mission society / Home Mission - send their Word document to Elise Pappas.
Elise Pappas checks it, does any editing and sets it up ready for distribution. If an edit is required, Elise sends it back to the writer for approval.
Determines which category for appropriate distribution.
For example, should a mission society wish to publicise that a mission couple and their children are heading to the Middle East, that might not be the article to send to the international secular media. Rather such an article might be sent to Australian Christian media.
Should an Australian missionary agency have a change of Treasurer, that news item might not be appropriate for AAP in Australia. It wouldn’t be news worthy enough.
A process is necessarily applied to determine where best a mission agency item might best be sent. For example, we would not send ‘sermons’ or ‘devotionals’ to Christian media, as those publications are inundated with their own supply of such. But a remarkable event or personal honour achievement or award would be.
Horses for courses.
A powerful ministry
This mission media distribution ministry cannot guarantee publication anywhere. Like Ramon Williams did for 50 years, it sends articles and photos to as wide a distribution as applicable.
In this, this is a powerful ministry as the list of end recipients would otherwise not hear - Ramon Williams celebrated this with his heralded line of telling others what the Lord is doing.
ARPA circulated this development to its Australasian Religious Press Association.
Dr Mark Tronson is a Baptist minister (retired) who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years (2000 ret) and established Life After Cricket in 2001. He was recognised by the Olympic Ministry Medal in 2009 presented by Carl Lewis Olympian of the Century. He mentors young writers and has written 25 books, and enjoys writing. Dr Tronson writes a daily article for Christian Today Australia (since 2008) and in November 2016 established Christian Today New Zealand. Dr Mark Tronson’s Press Service International in 2019 was awarded ‘The Gutenberg’ - the Australasian Religious Press Association’s premier award. In September 2020 Summer Moore presented her commission portrait of Dr Mark Tronson holding the Gutenberg plaque. He and David Chang editor of Christian Today together bought the young writer ministry into fruition in 2009. In 2011 Mark established Laguna Quays Respite (Whitsundays) for missionary respite and replicated at Aldinga Beach 2016 (Adelaide) and Greens Beach Bass Straight (TAS). His ministry is honoured all these years by Christian philanthropist Mr Basil Sellers AM. He is married to Delma (44 years), with four adult married children and grand-children.
Mark Tronson's archive of articles can be viewed at https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/dr-mark-t.html