Here's what others are saying:
My praise team loves the devotions that I am sending them via email. I have received
many comments on how the devotions have ministered to and blessed them.
J.C., Phoenix, Arizona
I forward these weekly devotionals to the members of the worship team
I lead. I invariably hear what a blessing that week's devotional was--
even on those weeks when I think it was just "ok". I don't worry about how
it strikes me. I trust that the Lord will use it and He always does.
L.D., Washougal, Oregon
These devotions are just what our worship team needed. Even despite hectic schedules,
we can guarantee our team hears a new, relevant, and Biblically sound teaching every
N.L., St. Louis, Missouri
Your weekly devotions have been a great asset to our team. The devotions
are short yet carry a great message... I notice our team members nodding
and smiling as they relate personally to the message.
W.G., Liberty, Illinois
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Devotion Writing Guidelines
(Actually, unlike the Pirates' Code, these are rules not guidelines.)
Please read the guidelines carefully. We regularly receive submissions that we are forced to reject because
the writers have not followed these guidelines.
Each devotion should:
- have an opening Scripture (1-3 verses) using ESV, NKJV or NIV.
- have a brief closing prayer.
- be geared for use during a worship ministry rehearsal, not just for a worship leader.
- be interesting, life-related and culturally relevant.
- be 500-750 words total, including the Scripture and the prayer. Click here for a sample.
- NEW!!! include 3-4 discussion questions to help encourage contemplation and dialogue. (Not included in the word count.)
The point of the these devotions is to help those involved in worship ministry
to mature in their faith; to consistently challenge and encourage an ever-deepening
relationship with God and His people. To do this, it is not essential to
talk about music or even worship in the devotions (although it would certainly not
be inappropriate to discuss these). Our goal is to help strengthen the worship ministry
by strengthening the individual members in their own walk with the Lord. Obviously,
then, any one devotion could go in any one of a myriad of directions. There should,
however, be a clear connection to those involved in worship ministry. These devotions
are not for just anyone. Hence, there should be a connection to worship ministry.
In today's society (actually in any society on earth, from the beginning until
now) people connect with stories far more readily than they do with just theoretical
concepts. That's why Jesus used parables to convey His message. So, we would really
like our writers to utilize stories, especially, although not necessarily exclusively,
first person—this happened to me—stories. This makes an immediate and powerful connection
with the reader that ideas and facts alone cannot make.
One other thing. You should be aware that we will be offering recipients the
opportunity to offer feedback regarding the devotions. So if you're really thin-skinned
and don't like criticism... Oh never mind. If you were, you wouldn't be involved in
worship ministry anyway.
By the way, we do pay for material we use.
We have accepted submissions from writers of varying backgrounds in more than a dozen states as well
as a couple of other countries. Maybe you could add to that number.
Still interested? Email a sample of your work, following the above guidelines,