As a site dedicated to the perspectives of evangelical women, we at Her.meneutics believe we have a lot to learn from one another. We view our work as a collective pursuit on behalf of our churches, our communities, and our world.

In that spirit, we’re asking the writers, bloggers, reporters, and essayists among us: Where do you see untapped potential for the Body of Christ in its local expression as the gathered church? What overlooked opportunities for ministry, outreach, service, nuance, truth, understanding are lingering within our churches? What could our worshiping communities be doing more, better, or with clearer focus?

In other words, “I wish my local church knew ___________.”

In an 800-1,000 word article, make the case for an opportunity you see for Christian ministry. It could be something like making accommodations for children with special needs or addressing body image from the pulpit.

The strongest submissions will incorporate the writers’ experience and expertise; discuss a relevant, timely issue or topic; and make clear and well-thought-out connection to the gospel message. Because of CT’s commitment to beautiful orthodoxy, we are also looking for writers whose approach emphasizes the true, the beautiful, and the good of our faith.

Please send submission to, with Writing Contest in the subject line. Contest deadline is July 17. Winners will be selected by the editors of Her.meneutics. All entrants will receive a free 6-month subscription to Christianity Today.

We will choose four winners, including one grand-prize winner. Winning submissions will be published on Her.meneutics and writers will be awarded a summer reading prize pack with some of our favorite new books. The grand-prize winner will have their submission featured as the top story on the homepage of and will also receive a cash prize of $250.