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.  N/A
  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. 

Our Bible app is seeking meditation submissions for its library of devotionals. If you have a message that is affirming & diverse you can submit your finished work and we'll review it for the app. You can look forward to sharing your message with people around the world. Now we can all be connected in a community of affirming spirituality. *Submit at least 3 days together.

  • Theme & Title: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is. Include the duration of your devotional.
  • Main Verse: What Bible passage is your message built on? Include Bible translation (NIV, KJV, MSG..)
  • Main message: Budget 200-1,000 words per message. Your message should be short and to the point.  
  • *Submit at least 3 days together.

Example: 3 Day Devotional on Justice

Day 1: Justice as Evangelism

Bible Text or Inspirational Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand in hand with your daily worship thought. Include the translation of the text that best fits your message. ie: Matthew 5:13-16 MSG

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. "Today think about ways that God has helped you..."

Day 2: Living A Life of Action

Bible Text or Inspirational quote: EXAMPLE: “Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.” -Philippians 2:14-16

Message: EXAMPLE Each of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. We should yearn to change the world. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.... (Remember you have 200 to 1,000 words for this section)

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. "Today think about ways that God has helped you..."

Day 3: A Child Shall Lead Us

Bible Text/ Inspirational Quote: Insert your bible text ie: Romans 5:6-9 (MSG)

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. "Today think about ways that God has helped you..."

*Submit at least 3 days together.


Attach any links you would like included in your devotional plan. Include personal websites, youtube pages, Twitter handles, etc. 

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. 

Our Bible app is seeking meditation submissions for its library of devotionals. If you have a message that is affirming & diverse you can submit your finished work and we'll review it for the app. You can look forward to sharing your message with people around the world. Now we can all be connected in a community of affirming spirituality.  *Submit at least 3 days together.


  • Theme & Title: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is. Include the duration of your devotional.
  • Main Verse: What Bible passage is your message built on? Include Bible translation (NIV, KJV, MSG..)
  • Main message: Budget 200-1,000 words per message. Your message should be short and to the point.  
  • *Submit at least 3 days together.

Example: 3 Day Devotional on Justice

Day 1: Justice as Evangelism

Bible Text or Inspirational Quote: Use this space to include the text that goes hand in hand with your daily worship thought. Include the translation of the text that best fits your message. ie: Matthew 5:13-16 MSG

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. "Today think about ways that God has helped you..."

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Day 2: Living A Life of Action

Bible Text or Inspirational quote: EXAMPLE: “Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.” -Philippians 2:14-16

Message: EXAMPLE Each of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. We should yearn to change the world. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.... (Remember you have 200 to 1,000 words for this section)

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. "Today think about ways that God has helped you..."

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Day 3: A Child Shall Lead Us

Bible Text/ Inspirational Quote: Insert your bible text ie: Romans 5:6-9 (MSG)

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).

Call to action: Encourage your readers to do something with what they've just read. "Today think about ways that God has helped you..."

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Attach any links you would like included in your devotional plan. Include personal websites, youtube pages, Twitter handles, etc. 

Our Bible app is seeking meditation submissions for its library of devotionals. If you have a message that is affirming & diverse you can submit your finished work and we'll review it for the app. You can look forward to sharing your message with people around the world. Now we can all be connected in a community of affirming spirituality.  Submit at least 3 days together.


  • Theme & Title: Must be explicit as to what the focus of your devotional is. Include the duration of your devotional.
  • Main Verse: What Bible passage is your message built on? Include Bible translation (NIV, KJV, MSG..)
  • Main message: Budget 200-1,000 words per message. Your message should be short and to the point.  
  • *Submit at least 3 days together.

Example: 3 Day Devotional on Justice

Day 1: Justice as Evangelism

Bible Text: Use this space to include the text that goes hand in hand with your daily worship thought. Include the translation of the text that best fits your message. ie: Matthew 5:13-16 MSG

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).
*Submit at least 3 days together.

Day 2: Living A Life of Action

Bible Text: EXAMPLE: “Do everything readily and cheerfully—no bickering, no second-guessing allowed! Go out into the world uncorrupted, a breath of fresh air in this squalid and polluted society. Provide people with a glimpse of good living and of the living God. Carry the light-giving Message into the night so I’ll have good cause to be proud of you on the day that Christ returns. You’ll be living proof that I didn’t go to all this work for nothing.” -Philippians 2:14-16

Message: EXAMPLE Each of us should lead a life stirring enough to start a movement. We should yearn to change the world. We should love unquenchably, dream unfalteringly, and work unceasingly.... (Remember you have 200 to 1,000 words for this section)

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Day 3: A Child Shall Lead Us

Bible Text: Insert your bible text ie: Romans 5:6-9 (MSG)

Message: Use this space to write out a 200 word to 1,000 word post for the day. This post should be step 1 in your 3 day plan (or however many days you choose to be in your devotional plan).

*Submit at least 3 days together.

Attach any links you would like included in your devotional plan. Include personal websites, youtube pages, Twitter handles, etc. 
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