Our organization started in Alberta in 1980 as Alberta Christian Writers’ Fellowship. In the 1990s, some members moved out-of-province and wanted to retain their membership. Others from other provinces also asked to join. After prayerful consideration, members voted on September 29, 1996 to expand across Canada, adding “Canada Wide” to our name. Then, in the Spring of 1999 we held a contest for a new name that would better reflect the scope of our membership and purpose statement. The winning name was InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship.
Today InScribe has members across the country. We write in almost every genre, including short stories, books, poetry, magazine articles, newspaper columns, technical articles, and stories for children and youth.
Become a Member
We exist to stimulate, encourage and support Christians who write, to advance effective Christian writing, and to promote the influence of all Christians who write. Our organization shall be known as InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship (ICWF).
Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.
To sponsor an annual Fall Conference and an annual Spring WorDshop. To plan and/or participate in other events that are in harmony with our purpose and objectives.
To provide a magazine informing members of ICWF activities and events, contests, member news and other material that relates to our purpose.
To applaud other groups of Christians who write and any activities that are in harmony with our purpose and are authorized by our members.
To increase our availability and influence to writers across Canada.
Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.
~ Enid Bagnold
Inscribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship is run by a volunteer Executive Committee, and supported by Coordinators working in a variety of areas.
• President • Vice President
• Secretary • Treasurer
• Publicity & Communications • Membership Coordinator
• InScribe Press • Word Challenge Coordinator
• Webmaster • Blog Coordinator
• Contest Coordinator • Writers Group Coordinator
• Members-at-Large • Regional Representatives
• Administrative Assistant • Spiritual Advisors
• FellowScript Editor, and Columns, Acquisitions and Layout Editors
OPEN POSITIONS We currently have openings in the following r
- Quebec Representative
- Territorial Representative (Yukon, NWT, Nunavut)
- Contest Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
If you are interested in sharing your gifts and skills with InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship, please contact our President, Ruth L. Snyder via email.
MEETINGS: An Executive Committee meeting is held after the Annual Fall Conference. Additional meetings are held electronically during the year to allow inclusion of members from across Canada.
TERM OF OFFICE: Volunteers are asked to commit to a two-year term, with a maximum of three consecutive terms (6 years).
COMMITTEES: Ad Hoc committees are struck as needs arise, most notably in preparation for Fall Conference.
REIMBURSEMENT: Expenses such as purchase of supplies, mileage, etc. incurred while engaging in ICWF work are reimbursed to committee members. Committee members do not receive compensation for their time.
Any changes to the Constitution or By-laws shall be advertised in the FellowScript newsletter. All members in good standing may vote on the change either by mailing a ballot form or by e-mailing their vote to the Membership Secretary. The Membership Secretary will report the result of the vote in the next issue of FellowScript and any change approved by the members will be effective seven days after FellowScript has been mailed. (moved/approved AGM 2003).
FISCAL YEAR POLICIES
The fiscal year is April 1 to March 31. Financial records shall be reviewed each year by two non-executive members. (2006 Change)
Should ICWF fail to fulfill its purpose, the organization will continue to be valid within a smaller scope. If ICWF ceases to function over a period of three years, any existing assets shall be turned over to the Canadian Bible Society. (2006 Change)
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Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.
~ Colossians 3:23