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.


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 exemplarily 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 May 31, 2017. 

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.