ECPA's Rush To Press

Outreach, Inc. Acquires Christian Computing Magazine
and American Church Magazine

Contact: Brian Orme, 800-991-6011

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 13, 2015 — Outreach, Inc., a world leader in church communications, publishing and media, announced the firm’s acquisition of Christian Computing Magazine and The American Church Magazine, published by Christian Digital Publishers, Inc. for the past 25 years. Christian Computing has provided tools and practical advice to churches and individuals seeking to better use technology in their ministry, and The American Church encourages and resources pastors who may be struggling to save troubled churches or are attempting to navigate the difficult process of starting or planting a church.

Steve Hewitt, president of Christian Digital Publishers, Inc. and former editor of both magazines, will continue as a consultant to assist in the transition and to take the helm of these resources from his home office in Missouri. Outreach has committed to retaining the present staff of both magazines. 

“I am very excited about the acquisition of our two magazines by Outreach,” commented Hewitt. “They have the resources to expand our readership, expert staff to help us do a better job in utilizing social media, and the ability to employ analytics in order for us to create the best magazine experience for our readers as well as provide needed statistics for our advertisers. Key members of our staff and myself are looking forward to working side by side with Outreach to take Christian Computing Magazine and The American Church Magazine to the next step as we combine our efforts to expand our ministry!”

Steve Foster, Chief Executive Officer of Outreach, Inc., expressed that the company’s acquisition of these two magazines “demonstrates our commitment to reach to new audiences, including churches and church leaders everywhere. Outreach is pleased to partner with Steve Hewitt and his staff to develop and increase the ministry impact of these resources. They are a perfect fit in Outreach’s ever-growing array of tools and services designed to equip the Church to reach people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”

Founded in 1996, Outreach, Inc. has quickly grown to become the largest provider of church outreach products and services in the world. With a mission to share God’s love and empower the Church to share the message of Jesus Christ, Outreach provides cost-effective, proven methods and resources in a variety of forms, including web and media resources, print books and magazines, film, postcard invitations, banners, bulletin covers, curriculum, church campaign materials, and more.