There are several ways to join OCW. You can join online (see below), or you can print out a membership form and mail it with your check for the dues to the address provided. You may also become a member at the time you register for one of our conferences. In addition to your membership dues, you would then pay the member fee to attend the one-day conference instead of the nonmember fee. You will also pay less than a nonmember to attend our four-day summer conference—if you register before the date after which all conferees are required to pay the same (date varies by the year).

Regardless of how—or when—you join, we will take the fact that you’re joining as your agreement with our statement of faith below:

  • We believe the Bible to be the infallible, authoritative Word of God. We believe that all Scripture, as originally penned, was inspired by God the Holy Spirit (2 Timothy 3:16).
  • We believe in an infinite, perfect, triune God who exists eternally in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19).
  • We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and was born of a virgin. He lived a sinless life, did miracles, and suffered a vicarious and atoning death. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His future personal return in the power and glory to judge the living and the dead.
  • We believe that Jesus’s atoning death, burial, and bodily resurrection is the only way to God and eternal life and salvation (John 14:6; 1:12).

How much does membership cost?

Annual membership costs are as follows:

  • Single membership (under 62): $60
  • Couples membership: $75
  • Full-time student membership: $35
  • Senior membership (62 & over): $35

These amounts will make you a member for one full year from your date of payment.

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Join by mail

To join by mail, download and fill out the Membership Application. After reading and agreeing to the OCW Statement of Faith, fill out the form and mail it, along with a check or money order payable to OCW for annual membership dues to:

Oregon Association of Christian Writers
1075 Willow Lake Road N.
Keizer OR 97303

Join Online

Find your selection below and click the ADD CART button next to it. You will be taken to the Checkout Page to complete the process.

Annual Membership Cost are as follows:

Once you’ve joined online via PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account – you can use your debit or credit card), we will receive a “virtual receipt” with your information and will contact you if we need any more information. You will then begin to receive our members-only monthly e-newsletter at the email address you used to join. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Please note: there is a $2 transaction fee (that shows as “shipping”) when you join or renew online. Thank you!