Whether writing is your ministry or your career—or both—courses from the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild can help you achieve your goals.
Choose your path (See our course map)
Each course we offer comes with a personal mentor—a working professional writer and editor—who encourages, instructs, and challenges you each step of the way. You’ll learn to submit like a professional, in the proper format.
It’s recommended you begin with Writing Essentials—a course that assumes your basic writing knowledge and serves as your introduction to professional writing. From there, adult students (in fiction or nonfiction) have a choice:
Strengthen your core
Build your career for the long-term with our Apprentice, Journeyman, and Craftsman courses.
Lay a firm foundation in both fiction and nonfiction in Apprentice. Then, choose one path and proceed to Journeyman and Craftsman, delving deeper into the craft, nurturing your passion, commitment, and creativity.
Select a tighter focus
If you know where your writing passion lies, our track of electives may be the choice for you.
Taming social media
Social media is essential for success in today’s market. If creating your electronic presence intimidates you, take Building Your Social Media Platform and gain confidence using online tools.
Courses for youth
At the Guild we train and encourage younger writers as well, with courses both fun and challenging.
Preteens will expand their communication skills and creativity with our Page program, a four-unit course that prepares them for writing success.
Teens will learn to shape their ideas into publishable articles, blog posts, or stories in our Squire course—also four units.