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The Term: A Word for the Campus by the Campus

The Term is a semiannual journal of preaching and worship for collegiate ministry. Written by collegiate ministers, The Term provides a place for sharing timely and beneficial homiletic, liturgical, and reflective resources for your ministry by utilizing collegiate ministers’ own exemplary work. This new journal offers resources that target upcoming liturgical, academic, and social occasions relevant to each academic term.

The Term is available on AMAZON.COM in paperback and ebook formats.

How to Subscribe

Starting with the Spring 2017 issue, you may subscribe for print and electronic editions. For $10.00 you can receive both the Spring and Fall issues of the Term, saving you half the cost of paying for each through Amazon.

Download the following form: TheTermSubscriptionForm (Word doc) and specify how you would like to pay for your subscription. You can either pay by mailing a check or through PAYPAL. Follow the instructions on the form and you will be added to our subscription list.

THE TERM: Call for Submissions

The Collegiate Ministry office at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry invites you to participate in a scholarly publication for collegiate ministry in The United Methodist Church. Relying upon the already robust and extensive work of collegiate ministers, the purpose for this publication is to provide a locus for sharing timely and beneficial homiletical and liturgical resources for collegiate ministers by utilizing exemplary collegiate ministers’ own work. Published semiannually, each issue will address four topic areas, soliciting and publishing collegiate ministers’ sermons on those areas.

For the Fall/Winter 2017 issue, these topic areas will be addressed:

  1. Gatherings and New Beginnings
  2. World Communion and Global Issues
  3. Thanksgiving and Social Justice
  4. Advent and Christmas

For the Spring/Summer 2018 issue, these topic areas will be addressed:

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. and Political Justice
  2. Spiritual Disciplines
  3. Holy Week and Easter
  4. Sending and Future Expectations

Each topic area will include approximately three collegiate ministers’ sermons. Submitted sermons should be of approximately 1000-2000 words in length. Also, there may be additional writings related to collegiate ministry included, as appropriate.

Further, throughout each issue, collegiate ministers’ prayers crafted for related occasions will be included.

Finally, each issue may feature one seminarian or college student’s sermon.

Submitted materials will be expected to follow Chicago stylistic guidelines, limit the length of another writer’s material used or will have personally arranged with that writer or writer’s publisher for permission to use that quoted material.

To make a submission, please (1) send your sermon, prayer, essay, resource review, etc., (2) your current CV, and (3) a brief description of your collegiate ministry context to no later than April 6, 2017 for Fall 2017 issue and no later than June 30, 2017 for Spring 2017 issue.

Proposals should be double-spaced and submitted as a PDF. Proposals will be acknowledged and reviewed by an editor. Because of the volume of proposals, we cannot guarantee a quick response. You will be notified of the editor’s decision. All of the editor’s reports remain confidential.