Journal

The Journal of the Ecclesia Scholars Society (JESS) is the academic journal for ESS. It is our desire to gather and produce excellent scholarship that is both intellectually potent and beneficial for the church in a practical sense. All members are free to submit journal articles for the consideration of the board. Authors of papers which pass the approval of the board are invited to present those papers at the annual JESS conference. Because of ESS’ commitment to bringing scholarship to bear on the matters of greatest importance for the ministry of the church, the JESS will always feature contributions from both academic voices and lay believers. The founders of ESS have, as an institutional goal, a hope that the JESS will become a staple of everyday theological learning for church members of every age, ministry leaders, and seminarians alike. 

Only Members of the Ecclesia Scholars Society can submit articles for the journal.

All Submissions must meet the following guidelines for consideration.

For Academic Members: Title, subject headers, minimum 4,000 words (6,000 maximum), Turabian format using footnotes, and a minimum of 20 scholarly sources.

For Student Members: Title, subject headers, minimum 3,000 words (5,000 maximum), Turabian format using footnotes, and a minimum of 10 scholarly sources.

For Ministry Members: Title, subject headers, minimum 4,000 words (6,000 maximum), Turabian format using footnotes, and a minimum of 10 sources.

For Layperson Members: Title, subject headers, minimum 2,000 words (5,000 maximum), and if applicable, Turabian format using footnotes for any sources used.

Book Reviews: Title, subject headers, 1,200 maximum, and if applicable, Turabian format using footnotes for any sources used.

Note: Please use the following format for both the email subject header and the name of the document file: JESS_Sub_Last Name_First Name_Membership type_submission category. (Ex. JESS_Sub_Smith_John_Ministry_Evangelism)

Any inquiries can be made to JESS@trinitysem.edu

Ecclesia Scholars Society Article Submission Form

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