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Rate Changes:

Christianity Today reserves the right to change rates without advance notice. However, rates for promotional placements within a signed contract shall remain unchanged.

Special Positions: 

Positions can be guaranteed only after consulting with your Account Executive as to availability. Guaranteed preferred position charge: Ten percent (10%) additional over original charges.

First Right of Refusal: 

To retain a paid cover position or any other paid special position from prior year, advertiser must have a current contract for the position(s) signed 60 days before ad closing.​


Any advertisement placed in Christianity Today magazine and Christianity Today's website must be consistent with the Christianity Today corporate Mission Statement and Statement of Faith and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. Christianity Today reserves the right to reject any advertisement at any time for any reason (i.e. political in nature, potentially divisive, etc.). Christianity Today is not liable for any costs relative to an advertisement that has been rejected.


Any attempt to simulate the publication’s format is not permitted. The publisher reserves the right to place the word “Advertisement” at the top of copy that, in the publisher’s opinion, resembles editorial matter. Any advertisement page that has more than 150 words (75 words for a half-page) is not allowed. Advertisers must reduce word count for the ad to run in the magazine. Any advertisement page that is written as an advertorial or as a sponsored content article must be created in partnership with CT Creative Studio and labeled with "Paid Content for [Client Name]" at the top, in accordance with the Studio's policies. Contact your account executive for more information.


In consideration of publication of an advertisement, the advertiser and the agency, jointly and severally, will indemnify and hold harmless Christianity Today, its officers, agents, and employees against expenses (including legal fees) and losses resulting from the publication of the contents of the advertisement, including without limitation, claims or suits for libel, violation of right of privacy, copyright infringement, or plagiarism. The publisher is not responsible for errors in key numbers, advertiser index, or coupon back up.

Return Policy: 

Unless instructed otherwise, ad material will be discarded after 12 months.

Special Sections: 

When Christianity Today is responsible for production of the ad, Christianity Today reserves the right to edit copy submitted for length and consistency of style within the section. Christianity Today cannot offer individual designs. We request that advertisers submit materials by the closing date. Christianity Today must receive ALL materials no later than one week after the closing date of the issue in which that special section will appear.

Cancellation Rights: 

Neither the advertiser nor its agency may cancel or make changes in insertion orders after the closing date. Cancellation must be in writing, and none is considered accepted until confirmed in writing by your Account Executive. Covers cannot be canceled 60 days before the closing date.

Report of Record: 

Christianity Today impression reports for online ads are the report of record.

Credit, Billing: 

Payments for invoices are due net 30 days to established agencies and advertisers. New advertisers and agencies must pay cash with first order and with all subsequent orders until credit is approved. Credit may be requested after the first order by submitting a credit application to the Christianity Today Credit Department. Past due accounts will be charged one percent (1%) of the total unpaid balance per month. Accounts that are more than 90 days past due from the date of invoice will be required to submit cash in advance of future orders. Clients of agencies more than 90 days past due will be notified of the situation.


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