The Publishing Ministries Department is organized to coordinate and promote literature evangelism in the local church under the supervision of the Publishing Ministries Council and the appropriate publishing organization for the territory. It assists the local church departments in the promotion, sale, and distribution of subscription magazines and other missionary literature. The department works with the pastor and departments of the church in planning for systematic ways to involve the church membership in accomplishing these objectives.
"There are many places in which the voice of the minister cannot be heard, places which can be reached only by our publications—the books, papers, and tracts filled with the Bible truths that the people need."—
Colporteur Ministry, p. 4.
Publishing Ministries Coordinator—The Publishing Ministries coordinator is elected by the church to provide leadership in literature evangelism activities of the church. The duties of the Publishing Ministries coordinator include the following:
a. Serving as chairperson of the Publishing Ministries Council and being responsible for implementing the Publishing Ministries Council’s decisions.
b. Identifying church members to serve as literature evangelists.
c. Ordering literature supplies, as needed, through the Personal Ministries secretary.
d. Submitting reports to the conference/mission/field regarding the Publishing Ministry/Literature Evangelism activities of the church.
e. Serving as a member of the local church board