CHRISTIAN STANDARD AND THE LOOKOUT MAGAZINES WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER THEIR POPULAR TREATMENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON (ISSL)

THE RENEWED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE COMMITTEE ON UNIFORM SERIES (CUS) AND MAGAZINE OWNER, CHRISTIAN STANDARD MEDIA, ATTRACTS OVER 2 MILLION PAGE VIEWS PER YEAR

Cincinnati, OH – January 27, 2016 – Christian Standard Media, formerly Standard Publishing, has signed an agreement with the Committee on the Uniform Series (CUS) to extend their historic relationship in support of International Sunday School Lessons (ISSL) through their popular magazines.

The Lookout weekly magazine continues to feature verse-by-verse commentary on each Lesson in the series for the coming Sunday, along with Daily Bible Readings. A devotional, topical article offers practical help for Christian living based on these Daily Bible Readings, which correlate with each lesson. A like treatment also appears on the websites of Christian Standard Media’s magazines, ChristianStandard.com and LookoutMag.com, and receives well over 2 million views per year.

“We’re excited to extend our agreement with CUS so that millions more can join the wave of those who turn to our magazines for insight and inspiration based upon the Uniform Series Lessons. Our continued partnership amplifies our mission of promoting both biblical understanding and deepening relationships with Jesus Christ,” said Peter M. Esposito, CEO, Christian Standard Media.

The Uniform Series is a 6-year plan for reading and studying the Bible that takes at least 1 lesson or Bible reading from each book of the Bible over a 6-year span. Through this study sequence, followers of the series are led through every part of the Bible. Due in part to the strong support given by the National Council of Churches, the Uniform Series remains the standard across the nation’s major Christian denominations. Christian Standard Media has been publishing resources based on this outline for more than 13 decades.

“We’re pleased to continue to passionately serve church communities and Christ followers with our tried and true approach to Bible study through our magazine websites and the pages of The Lookout magazine,” said Mark Taylor, Editor of Christian Standard magazine and Publisher of both Christian Standard and The Lookout magazines.

The founder and first editor of Christian Standard magazine, Isaac Errett, was himself named to the ISSL committee at the Fourth International Convention in Louisville in 1884. Today, the long-acclaimed Christian Standard magazine—also available as a mobile app—along with The Lookout magazine, the growing Christian’s weekly resource, continue to offer their popular treatment of the ISSL to tens of thousands of readers each week at each of their two sites: http://christianstandard.com/category/sunday-school-lesson/ and
http://www.lookoutmag.com/category/biblestudytools/sundayschool/. Both magazines are available as individual, church (bulk), or digital subscriptions.

Christian Standard Media LLC is committed to continuing the nearly 150-year tradition as a Christian mission-driven leader in true-to-the Bible resources that educate, encourage, and enrich adults, youth, and children. From the founding of a journal devoted to New Testament Christianity in 1866 to the first publication of Vacation Bible School (VBS) materials with a five-week, all day program in 1923 to its contemporary publication of its award-winning 2015 VBS – Christian Standard Media will continue the legacy of serving church communities worldwide.

The mission, “to provide true-to-the Bible resources that inspire, educate, and motivate people to a growing relationship with Jesus Christ,” has guided the company’s rich history and now infuses Christian Standard Media’s drive to remain a trustworthy Christian ministry partner in a rapidly changing world. The company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information, visit ChristianStandardMedia.com, ChristianStandard.com , LookoutMag.com or call 800.543.1353.

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