Founded in 1963, we are an organization of writers, both amateur and professional, who are Christians. Our members write for both ministry and markets, and subscribe to the following Statement of Faith:
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).
(Note: These four paragraphs state OCW’s historic position as expressed in the Apostles’ Creed.)
OCW’s doctrinal statement is the Apostles’ Creed, to which our presenters adhere. Our aim is to glorify God and to help writers grow in their craft. OCW does not necessarily endorse the theological opinions expressed by its presenters in print or spoken word.
Our Code of Conduct
Every person involved in an OCW event (faculty, staff, and attendees) is expected to act in a manner that reflects biblical values and to act in a manner that pleases God. Everyone is expected to be respectful and treat everyone the same—regardless of rank, gender, or socioeconomic position. Christian men and women are expected to maintain the highest moral standards as a reflection of God’s holiness. While much of today’s culture has abandoned these precepts, the biblical principles for behavior are essential. Our actions and words are a testimony of who we are as Christ followers.
(Psalm 24:3–5; 51:9–10; 1 Corinthians 6:19–20; 1 Timothy 2:9; 4:12; James 2:9; 1 Peter 3:3–4)