ACW was founded by a small group of Christians who met at a writers’ conference and wanted to keep in touch. In 1998 the organisation gained charitable status, changing its name from ‘The Fellowship of Christian Writers’ to ‘The Association of Christian Writers’.
However, we remain at heart a fellowship, sharing prayerful support and encouragement alongside professional standards of training and advice. We also support Christian writers overseas, in the developing world and Eastern Europe, through donations to our Equipped for Ministry fund.
ACW operates through a voluntary committee. They meet formally three times a year, but are in constant contact by phone and email, planning events, answering queries and keeping members in touch with the help and support they require.
Our vision is to see quality writing in every part of the media, either overtly Christian or shaped by a Christian perspective. Our objective is to inspire Christians to use their talents and skills with integrity to write excellent material from a Christian world view.
A message from our President, Adrian Plass:
I feel privileged to be President of ACW, whose aims I endorse wholeheartedly. Not only does ACW seek to help in the craft of writing, but it also provides encouragement through prayer and fellowship. I recommend membership for all Christian writers in whatever area they write – religious or secular.