New Version of Research in Ministry (RIM) Coming This Month

We are excited to announce a major update to Research in Ministry (RIM). Coming in December 2018, the upgraded RIM (available soon at will provide a new self-submittal system as well as an improved user interface and search experience.

Users will soon be able to create a unique login for RIM and complete a simple self-submission form that includes the full bibliographic detail, including the abstract of their project, thesis or dissertation, as well as the ability to assign ATLA Subject Headings that describe the work. With the move to the new version of RIM, ATLA will no longer accept paper or e-mail submissions to RIM from participating institutions, and users are asked to discontinue submitting records via email or US Mail utilizing the old submission form.

RIM indexes the bibliographic data and abstracts for projects and theses from a variety of graduate programs including Doctor of Ministry (DMin), Doctor of Missiology (DMiss), and Doctor of Educational Ministry (DEdMin), and with the new release, other related graduate programs. RIM is a searchable database with entries for authors, titles, advisors, schools, and ATLA subject headings.

Stay tuned to the ATLA Newsletter and the ATLA website for further announcements on the new version of RIM and training opportunities. If you have any questions, please send an email to


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