Sending out a Christian Wave upon a Secular Sea

About CAG

The Christian Authors Guild’s Mission Statement:  CAGLogoWeb

Our mission is to glorify God within our individual arenas of influence, to provide encouragement for aspiring writers, and to share information that better equips members to disseminate Christian truths in their writing.

Our History

The Christian Authors Guild began in April of 2000 by founding members Cheryl Norwood and Michael Anderson.  Within one year, the group touted a dozen members, elected officers, adopted a mission statement, and created the motto “casting a Christian wave on a secular sea.” The group initially met monthly and steadily grew by attracting members from surrounding counties. Meetings alternated between two different locations until settling into their current home at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship in Woodstock.

With a growing group and more writers from various genres, a new group direction was developed. The non-profit guild began writing and self-publishing group anthologies and hosted the annual Atlanta Christian Writers Conference. They also established a web site,  and by-laws.

In the years since its founding, CAG has enjoyed over 350 aspiring writers and authors as members, visitors, and guest speakers. CAG is often credited by members for honing their writing skills, providing quality writing education, and encouragement through the warm group fellowship.

Currently, CAG has about 50 active members including aspiring writers of various genres from beginners to advanced and welcomes more. You can be a part of this growing Christian writers group. See “Our Meetings” page for more information. 

Can’t attend our meetings? Become a friend of the CAG. Join the Christian Authors Guild group page on Facebook and be in “the loop” and participate/network with others 

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 Membership Dues: $30/year 

Dues cover various membership expenses throughout the calendar year including speaker honorariums, operational supplies, and meeting refreshments and are renewable in January.

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly meetings where members are encouraged and equipped in the writing craft, 
  • Exposure to the local Word Weavers Woodstock critique group.
  • May hold leadership positions, 
  • Attend Coffee & Quill, an annual mini-conference,  for no charge
  • Meet guest speakers/editors/agents at meetings.
  • Submit prose for CAG publications,
  • Member discount for the annual Atlanta Christian Writers Conference
  • Be notified of call for submissions, writing contests, etc. 

To apply for membership, go to the PAYMENTS tab and scroll down to DUES, or mail check to:

Christian Authors Guild
Attn: Membership
P. O. Box 2673
Woodstock, GA 30188

A Membership application will be sent to you upon receipt of your membership payment.

 If you have any questions about the Christian Authors Guild, please email:

Statement of Faith:  Apostles Creed

We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic* church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

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