Purpose, Objectives, History


The purpose of InScribe Christian Writers’ Fellowship (ICWF):

We minister to writers so they can minister to others by stimulating, supporting, and encouraging fellow Christians who write. 


In light of our primary purpose as a Christian ministry, we have a number of focus areas:

  • To sponsor an annual Fall Conference and 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.


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. Why not join us?