Ordained Servant


Ordained Servant will solicit manuscripts of approximately 2,500 to 3,500 words maximum. Unsolicited manuscripts will be considered but their authors will not receive remuneration. Please send Microsoft Word documents or RTF files as attachments to:

Gregory Edward Reynolds, Editor
Ordained Servant
827 Chestnut St.
Manchester, NH 03104-2522

The deadline for submissions is the fifteenth of the second month prior to the month of publication (e.g., January 15 for March 1 publication). Inquiries or e-mail submissions may be addressed to Gregory Reynolds at reynolds.1@opc.org.

Style for Audience

Because Ordained Servant is a journal of general interest to church officers of various churches, authors should take care to make their submissions interesting and comprehensible to an intelligent non-specialist audience. Thus, the articles should be between scholarly and popular. They should avoid jargon and should not assume that readers have detailed knowledge of their subjects or fields.

Keep our mission in mind as you write: Ordained Servant exists to help encourage, inform, and equip church officers for faithful, effective, and God glorifying ministry in the visible church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Its primary audience is ministers, elders, and deacons of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, as well as interested officers from other Presbyterian and Reformed churches. Through high quality editorials, articles, and book reviews we will endeavor to stimulate clear thinking and the consistent practice of historic Presbyterianism.

Style Guide

Please observe our Style Guide.

Policy for Accepted Manuscripts

The editor of Ordained Servant will work with authors to prepare accepted manuscripts for publication. Manuscripts are accepted with the expectation that the author will cooperate with the editor and staff of the Committee on Christian Education in this process. Once an author agrees to the publication of an accepted manuscript as an article in Ordained Servant, it is understood that the manuscript will be withdrawn from consideration for publication in any other format without the express written consent of the editor of Ordained Servant.


Book Reviews

To Publishers

Although the editor attempts to ensure that each annual printed edition includes a variety of reviews, no guarantee can be given that a particular book will be reviewed. When books are reviewed, publishers will receive copies.

To Reviewers

Ordained Servant generally does not accept unsolicited reviews. If you are interested in writing a review for publication in the journal, please send the editor a letter introducing yourself, giving particular attention to your areas of pastoral and scholarly interest. You and the editor, in collaboration, will select a book for you to review. Please consult Book Review Guidelines and the Style Guide.


Style Guide

Please follow our Style Guide for articles and book reviews.



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