Content Guidelines

Our Mission

At Sweet To The Soul Ministries, our mission is to Teach and Encourage The Study of God’s Divinely Inspired Word.  The Bible is the filter which all of our content must pass through, whether a full study, a blog post or simply a blurb.

Our voice is one of authenticity, vulnerability and inclusion, as though we were talking with a friend and relating our personal experiences. We want to build one another up. Our focus in all matters, is God. Meaning, our focus is never specifically on the situation or circumstance, but rather how God can, will or did meet our needs. We want to always share a message of hope. We want to always lead others to God.

We also want to encourage our audience to read and study the Bible on their own. Our Bible Studies are meant to walk through the Bible with them and to allow God to speak to each one individually.

We not only provide blog and social media content to our audience, but printed and published material as well. This content has been in the form of published 31-day Bible Study, 4-Part Bible Study Journals, as well as devotionals and studies in printable formats. Our published studies are via Kindle Direct Publishing and are all available on Amazon. In addition, we also produce physical and printable Bible Journaling Kits, templates and resources.

General Content Guidelines and Submission :

We seek strongly written pieces which reflect the message of Sweet To The Soul. Our voice is one of authenticity, vulnerability and inclusion, as though we were talking with a friend and relating our personal experiences. We want to build one another up. Our focus in all matters, is God. Meaning, our focus is never specifically on the situation or circumstance, but rather how God can, will or did meet our needs. We want to always share a message of hope. We want to always lead others to God.

We accept original written content only. It must not have been published elsewhere including your personal blog. If your piece is published on our blog, we request 90-day exclusivity from the date published. On the day of publication, we would love for you to post a brief excerpt on your blog or social media linking to the full post on Sweet To The Soul.

All teaching points and general theory must be validated by Scripture. We are committed to teaching what accords with sound Biblical doctrine and through all shared content we desire to point women to Christ.

We are drawn to contributions which carry a compelling message which challenges women to genuinely pursue growth and heart change which glorifies God.
We require that all of our contributors agree with our Statement of Faith. We are committed to transparency in our beliefs and in our intent of pointing women to Christ. Because of this, we exercise caution when considering writers to partner with and will only accept submissions from those who stand in agreement with our Statement of Faith.

All published content will be credited and linked (when applicable) to the author’s blog and social media platforms.
All content submissions are on a volunteer basis and are not financially compensated.
All content submissions should be proofread, fully edited and ready for publication.
All scripture quotations should include the appropriate translation reference. Our preferred translation is ESV (English Standard Version).

Formatting:

Submissions should be 700 – 1,200 words in length (unless specific topical guidelines state otherwise).
Submissions should be left-justified, single spaced, with double space between paragraphs and headings. Do NOT indent paragraphs.
Submissions should include at least one pull quote or sticky statement.
Submissions may include (preferred) a prayer with up to an additional 250 words.
Submissions should be made via a Word.doc with limited formatting directly to sweettothesoulministries@gmail.com. Include a suggested title, author’s name, topic and day or scripture reference.
A Sweet To The Soul branded graphic with an applicable scripture will be created.

Content Submission Deadlines:

All general content should be submitted by the 20th of June for Q3 consideration and 15th of September for Q4 consideration.
Members of the Sweet To The Soul Contributor Team will receive priority for preferred dates.
Unsolicited content contributions will be reviewed by our editor prior to acceptance as content to be published.
We retain editorial decision making about what content gets posted (Biblical integrity is a priority for this ministry).
All content submissions should be emailed to sweettothesoulministries@gmail.com

2019 Topics

QUARTER 3 2019
Spiritually Prepared - Being Active in the Wait
Standing Firm in our Faith
Remaining Stable Amid Change
Prayer - Real Life Practices / Answers to Prayer
Gracious Words - Encouraging Others

QUARTER 4 2019
Together We're Better
Casting Our Cares on God - Dealing with Anxiety
Everyday Thanksgiving
Gifts of the Heart - Christmas Giving Without Presents
Jingle and Joy -

ALWAYS TOPICS
Bible Journaling - Creativity Driven Bible Study
Soul Inspired - Bible Focused Creative Arts and Crafts
Unlocking the Bible - Bible Study Tips and Techniques
Living ChristLIKE in a ChristLESS Society
This Is My Story - Sharing our God-focused Life Stories (Testimonies)
On The Porch - Slowing Down & Finding Rest Retreat and Restoration in God
Sunday Hymnbook - Praise and Worship Grounded in The Word    

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