Research in Ministry (RIM� Online) Control No.(Office use only): _____________
Submission Form 

RESEARCH IN MINISTRY (RIM� Online), an index to Doctor of Ministry and Doctor of Missiology project reports and theses, is an abstracting and indexing service that uses author abstracts to provide a useful access tool for clergy, students, and others on practical aspects of religious ministry. If you wish to participate, please submit an abstract of the project in the space provided. Please type or print clearly.

Note: The following form must be filled out completely and the permission release signed for inclusion of your D.Min./D.Miss. abstract into RIM Online. Failure to provide a signature may result in your D.Min./D.Miss. abstract not being included in RIM Online. There is no deadline for submissions. All entries will be posted electronically soon after they are received. 

Project/Thesis Title:________________________________________________________





(Last Name)

(First Name) (Middle)
Name of School (Degree Grantor):_____________________________________________

Year degree was/will be Awarded:________  Total Number of Pages:________

Project/Thesis Advisor:__________________________________________________

1) Be brief (100 words maximum). An abstract longer than 100 words will be edited.
2) State your thesis.
3) Describe the method of study or research.
4) State the result of the research or conclusion reached in the study.
5) Write in complete sentences, preferably in the third person active voice and past tense (e.g. The author researched; he or she studied, etc.)

Abstract (use reverse side or other sheet, as needed):_______________________________________





Has this Abstract already been submitted for publication?  Yes ___  No ___
If Yes, in what publication does it appear?  (Abstracts that have been submitted to online databases or print publications other than the school's publication of the project/thesis itself cannot be included in RIM records; however, title, author, and other bibliographic information can be included.) ____________________________________________________________________________________________ 

If No, please sign the following PERMISSION RELEASE:
I, the author of this abstract, hereby give permission to Research in Ministry (RIM Online), to edit and publish the following abstract and to include it in all online information retrieval systems used by the American Theological Library Association, Religion Indexes. In addition, I certify that I have not assigned, or granted my right to apply for, a copyright to the following abstract.

Signature:_____________________________________________  Date:_____________________

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