OBA: Devotional Author Agreement

This Author Agreement is made between the undersigned Devotional Writer (Author) and Our Bible App, Inc (OBA) digital platform.

Terms and Conditions

In consideration of the mutual covenants herein contained, the all parties hereby agree as follows:

  1. Publisher owns the Android and iPhone application, Our Bible App.
  2. The Author agrees to these terms and conditions by submitting devotional content to OBA via its online submission platform. OBA has sole and exclusive discretion in deciding whether or not to publish devotional content on OBA’s platforms, including, but not limited to, Our Bible App, website and newsletter.
  3. In the event that OBA decides to publish the Author’s devotional content on its platforms, OBA will provide a nominal incentive of $10 per daily devotional published. (Example: If OBA publishes 10 days of the Author’s devotionals, OBA will provide an incentive of $100). All published devotionals will include Author recognition as follows: Name, Company/Organization Name, Biography and a direct link back to their own social media platforms. It is the Author’s obligation to provide the above details to OBA.
  4. The Author agrees, as a contributing devotional writer, that all submissions of interest written and submitted to OBA may be published and/or distributed to all OBA platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or other related uses.
  5. All Parties agree that there are no minimum or maximum number of devotional submissions that the Author must submit to OBA, and that the Author is free to refrain from submitting any devotional submissions to OBA. Similarly Our Bible App doesn’t commit to publishing any minimum number of the Author’s submissions.
  6. Author’s services under this Agreement are as an independent contractor. The Parties agree that the Author is not an employee of Our Bible App and is not entitled to any employee benefits offered OBA to its employees. The Parties acknowledge and agree that the Author is free to publish on other Platforms and/or other media in accordance with Author’s sole and exclusive interest and desire, and that the Author’s work product is limited exclusively to those devotional submissions accepted by OBA for publication on its media platforms.
  7. Author warrants that all submissions will be original works of authorship of the Author and will not infringe upon or violate any intellectual property right of any third party, and Author indemnifies OBA specifically against any damages arising out of a violation of this Paragraph 7.
  8. This Agreement creates a confidential relationship between the Author and Our Bible App. Information concerning OBA and/or its agents, subcontractors, collaborating partners, as well as the Author’s business affairs, vendors, finances, properties, methods of operation, computer programs, employees, documentation, and other such information whether written, oral, or otherwise, is confidential in nature. Our Bible App and the Author, and all their agents or representatives will adhere fully to this confidentiality agreement.
  9. The above compensation licenses full rights of the submission to OBA for uses outlined in this agreement. The Author may submit duplicates of any devotional submissions published by OBA on Our Bible App or other media platforms to other publications as well. In the event that Author publishes any devotional submission originally published by OBA on Our Bible App, then the Author will include at the end of the submission the following attribution: “Originally published by OBA on Our Bible App, Inc, a program of Intersections.”
  10. This Agreement will continue until terminated by either party by written notice.
  11. This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the terms and conditions between the parties with regard to the matters set forth herein, and it supersedes all other agreements, proposals, and representations, oral or written, express or implied, with regard thereto.

By submitting your content to Submittable you agree to these terms. 

In The Spirit of Popular Education...

Hey you! Yeah you. Did your heart burn when we posted our first call for devotional submissions? Maybe you got so far as to conjure a theme for your piece but stopped short once you discovered that you had to pair each day with a bible verse. Well now's your chance to get involved in co-creating the library for Our Bible app. If you have a powerful meditation or worship thought then get to writing. After receiving some fantastic bible-centered devotionals we are now also seeking writers of bible-free and bible-lite content. If you have something inspirational to say then take a look at our suggested writing prompts or create your own. We are now considering meditations that lightly rely on biblical content and meditations that don't require biblical knowledge at all. 

Suggested Themes

  • Justice As Worship
  • Self Care: Caring for yourself to care for others
  • Compassion: Springs of life in deserted places
  • Family: Finding family in the strangest of places
  • Relationships: Sex now or sex later
  • Truth: A tangle of lies
  • Addiction: When is enough, enough

Submissions should include the following. Please be sure to identify how many days your devotional will last. 

  • Theme & Title: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is.
  • *Quote or Bible Passage: This is an optional addition to your meditation. If submitting quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on)
  • Main Message: Budget 200-1,000 words per message. Your message should be short and to the point.  

Church becoming accessible by an app on your phone is a radical idea, but it’s already happening. Our Bible app is just that, it’s a church outside of church, a network of universal community. And unlike those dogmatic Bible apps that are infused with political beliefs Our Bible app offers spiritually centered devotionals for the rest of us. 

In The Spirit of Popular Education...

Hey you! Yeah you. Did your heart burn when we posted our first call for devotional submissions? Maybe you got so far as to conjure a theme for your piece but stopped short once you discovered that you had to pair each day with a bible verse. Well now's your chance to get involved in co-creating the library for Our Bible app. If you have a powerful meditation or worship thought then get to writing. After receiving some fantastic bible-centered devotionals we are now also seeking writers of bible-free and bible-lite content. If you have something inspirational to say then take a look at our suggested writing prompts or create your own. We are now considering meditations that lightly rely on biblical content and meditations that don't require biblical knowledge at all. 

Suggested Themes

  • Justice As Worship
  • Self Care: Caring for yourself to care for others
  • Compassion: Springs of life in deserted places
  • Family: Finding family in the strangest of places
  • Relationships: Sex now or sex later
  • Truth: A tangle of lies
  • Addiction: When is enough, enough

Submissions should include the following. Please be sure to identify how many days your devotional will last. 

  • Theme & Title: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is.
  • *Quote or Bible Passage: This is an optional addition to your meditation. If submitting quotes from published texts, please include copyright information (publisher, title, author, year published, page passage is found on)
  • Main Message: Budget 200-1,000 words per message. Your message should be short and to the point.  

Church becoming accessible by an app on your phone is a radical idea, but it’s already happening. Our Bible app is just that, it’s a church outside of church, a network of universal community. And unlike those dogmatic Bible apps that are infused with political beliefs Our Bible app offers spiritually centered devotionals for the rest of us.