There are several ways to join OCW (or renew an existing membership): You can join or renew online (see below), or you can print out a membership form and mail it with your check for the dues to the address provided.

If you join or renew online, 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).

Faith & Excellence in Writing Since 1963

Oregon Christian Writers Member Benefits:

  • Access to a private Facebook page where you can connect with other OCW members
  • Members-only e-newsletter emailed at least 10 times a year
  • Writing and marketing tips posted in the e-newsletter
  • Professional column offering industry news in the e-newsletter
  • Prayer support
  • Opportunity to highlight your publishing news in the e-newsletter and on our website
  • Author interviews with writing tips posted on our website
  • Discounts for conferences
  • Complimentary online virtual workshops as scheduled (almost monthly)
  • Instruction in the writing craft and the business of writing in the workshops offered during the four annual virtual conferences
  • Cascade Contest discount
  • Online free members-only book club
  • OCW social media helps build your platform as you network and connect with other members

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

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

Renewing Members: These amounts will extend your membership for one full year from your memberships current expiration date.

After you purchase or renew a membership for someone besides yourself, please send an email to with contact information, including an email address, for that person. Please determine that the person agrees with our statement of faith.

Ready to join or renew?

Join or Renew Online

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

Annual Membership Cost are as follows:

Once you’ve joined or renewed 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!

Join or Renew by Mail

To join or renew, 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:

PO Box 20214
Keizer OR 97307

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