In Part magazine receives five honors from Evangelical Press Association

In Part, the magazine for the Brethren in Christ community in North America, was again recognized by the Evangelical Press Association (EPA) at its yearly spring convention, garnering five different honors—including two first-place awards—for its 2009 issues:

  • Award of Merit, Denominational Magazine: In Part
  • Standing Column: "Parting Words" by Perry Engle (1st place)
  • Two-page Spread Design: "An indelible mark" by Nate Bridi (1st place)
  • General Article, Long: "One Christian to another" by David Weaver-Zercher (5th place)
  • Typography and Lettering: "An indelible mark" by Nate Bridi (5th place)

Kristine Frey, editor of In Part, says that the Award of Merit in particular reflects the vitality that characterizes the BIC Church as a whole today. “The story of the BIC community in North America is rich, exciting, and constantly evolving,” she says, adding, “Without the dexterity of our writers, the vision of our artists, the willingness of our congregants to tell their stories, or the immeasurable support of our readers, this magazine would not be able to offer such high-quality and encouraging stories. We are grateful to all those who make such meaningful contributions to the Church and to In Part.”

In Part is published quarterly by the BIC General Church of North America (based in Grantham, Pa.) and mailed to about 25,000 BIC households in Canada and the U.S. The magazine, whose roots lie in predecessors The Evangelical Visitor and Seek, printed its first issue in 2007, with the aim to “invite readers into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ within the context of the shared life and ministry of the BIC Church.” In Part also has an online presence at www.inpart.org, providing readers with additional articles, updated stories, resources, and other materials related to the printed issue of the magazine.

In 2009, the In Part editions from 2008 received two recognitions from the EPA: third place for Perry Engle’s standing column “Parting Words” and fifth place for Nate Bridi’s design for “Four more at the table.”