Submission Guidelines


Thank you for your interest in working with us at Spirit and Truth Publishing!  Please find below the most current versions of our Theological and Editorial Guidelines as well as the “job descriptions” for independent contractor positions we are looking to fill.  If you have any questions that are not answered here, please use the Contact Us page or call the publisher at (262) 358-6574!

Job Descriptions

We are now starting to look for contributors for our Year 4 (2017-2018) products! We are accepting applications for the position(s) below, so email the publisher and let him know you are interested! (Note: We are currently only accepting applications from U.S. citizens residing in the United States. If you have questions about this, please contact the publisher.)

Current Job Descriptions

Cross+Gen Writers: LtW- Cross+Gen Writer Description (2016-08)

Cross+Gen Writing Sample Template: CGW Leader Guide Template (Writing Sample)


Confirmation/Youth Writers: LtW- Youth Writer Description (2016-08)

Youth Writing Sample Template: Youth Leader Guide Template (Writing Sample)


Small Group Writers: LtW- Small Group Writer Description (2016-08)

Small Group Writing Sample Template: Small Group Guide Template (Writing Sample)


Copy Editor (Various Products): LtW Copy Editor Job Description (2016-07)


General Guidelines

Living the Word- Theological Guidelines (2016-05-18)

Living the Word- Style Guide Complete (2016-05-19)


2017-2018 (Year 4) Editorial Guidelines (Current)

Living the Word- Contexts & Connections Editorial Guidelines (Year 4)

Living the Word- Cross+Gen Education Editorial Guidelines (2016-08-15)

Living the Word- Cross+Gen Worship Editorial Guidelines (2016-08-15)

Living the Word- Small Group Editorial Guidelines (Rev. 2016-08-15)

Living the Word- Youth Editorial Guidelines (Rev. 2016-08-19)


2016-2017 (Year 3) Editorial Guidelines (Past)

Living the Word- @ Home Editorial Guidelines (2015-12-08)

Living the Word- Kids Editorial Guidelines (Rev. 2015-09-25)

Living the Word- Youth Editorial Guidelines (Rev. 2015-10-09)

Living the Word- Small Group Editorial Guidelines (Rev. 2015-10-02)

 Living the Word- Cross+Gen Education Editorial Guidelines (2015-09-28)

 Living the Word- Cross+Gen Worship Editorial Guidelines (2015-09-28)

Resources for Applicants

Year 4 Scope and Sequence: Living the Word Year 4 Readings (2017-2018)


Frequently Asked Questions

How is compensation determined?

Compensation is set in each contract with a flat fee per task (per Teacher’s/Leader’s Guide written or edited, etc.).


Do you offer benefits or other employment opportunities?

Currently, Spirit and Truth Publishing only has one full-time “employee” (the owner/publisher) and all other members of the team are independent contractors.  Perhaps this will change sometime, but there are no plans to expand in the near future.


I have a great book that I’m writing!  Will you publish it?

No. Spirit and Truth Publishing is a small company that publishes only digital/downloadable faith formation materials for Christian congregations.


I have a great faith formation resource for congregations I’ve written that would be a great addition to your catalog.  Will you publish it?

At this point in time, our resources are well suited for our current project load and we are not actively seeking to expand our catalog.  However, you are welcome to submit a brief proposal to the publisher.  In a single page, please submit a letter that details your suggested product, any audience/market research, your requested compensation structure, and a brief description of your purpose and personal theology.  Please be sure to read the Theological Guidelines available above to get an idea of what we look for.


I have a question not listed here!

Please feel free to submit your question(s) through the Contact Us page or call the publisher at (262) 358-6574!