Obeying God’s calling is the best reason to join the CWC. And your testimony is the most powerful tool He’s given you to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. If your well-written testimony qualifies you to become a member of the Christian Writers Collective, LLC, (CWC,) you'll potentially earn royalties from each CWC book that includes an article you've written. The CWC is designed to generate royalties that will allow you to fund your God-given dreams, in exchange for a minimal investment of your time: less than 10 hours per month + your writing time.
How we estimated 10 hours per month
We operate as a collective. Each member gets to choose a Collective Job Assignment (CJA) that takes one hour or less each week. This way, when we reach our target capacity of 100 writers in each book, approximately 100 hours per week will be collectively invested into the CWC's goal of publishing 10-12 books each year that "Encourage, Edify, and Evangelize."
1 hour CJA x 4 weeks per month
Total of 4 hours CJA work per month
Communication is key to the success of both personal and business relationships. As a writer/member of the CWC, you're legally considered an independent contractor. That’s another way of saying that you’re a writing-business owner. It’s our relationship with the other 99 writing-business owners that will make it possible for us to collectively write, edit, publish, and promote 10-12 books each year. To facilitate productive communication, we’ve made two important communication tools mandatory:
We ask that you spend just 5-10 minutes each week chatting with your AP. Tuesday Writers Meetings (TWM) are typically less than an hour in length. We meet virtually, so it doesn't matter where you live. We also record the meetings for members that are unable to attend the live meeting. As you can see, below, this adds up to less than 5 hours per month.
Chat with AP 5-10 minutes/week x 4 weeks = 20-40 minutes per month
1 hour TWM x 4 weeks per month = 4 hours per month
Total of less than 5 hrs/month
We've rounded up these two Totals to a conservative sum of less than 10 hours per month. I’d be willing to add less than 10 hours a month to the time I spend writing in order to fund my God-given dream because I’ve never heard of an opportunity to potentially earn six-figures/month spreading the gospel. How about you?
How we estimated the royalties
Our Jesus Can... series is modeled after the Chicken Soup for the Soul (CSS) - the world’s most successful inspirational book series since 1993. Each CSS book features 101 writers in the 10-12 books they publish each year. While we ultimately plan to feature 100 Christian writers, our first book, Jesus Can....Give You A New Life!, is on sale now and features the testimonies of our inaugural group of 30 writers. The similarities between our series and Chicken Soup for the Soul make it possible for us to use their sales history of almost 30 years to estimate our potential earnings:
Say that we are able to sell 16 million copies, as Chicken Soup for the Soul did in its first year. Say furthermore that we earn a $5 profit on every copy sold and that the CWC retains 10% to cover various expenses - from the artist hired to design the book cover to subscribing to Zoom where we host our weekly meetings:
In addition to the potential earnings, this contest allows the first 25 contestants who qualify for membership to join absolutely free of charge. That’s an immediate $1000 savings on the usual Initial Membership Fee. Even if you're not among the first 25 writers to qualify for membership, the $95 entry fee is very small compared to what you may gain. However, you must submit your testimony before May 31, 2021 AND before the current 70 openings for Christian writers are filled. If you believe God has called you to join the CWC, I’d suggest that you obediently start writing your testimony today. See the section below for more information about how to enter.
How to enter this contest
Your well-written testimony, using 500-750 words, serves as your entry for this writing contest and your application for membership to the CWC. If you’re selected as a contest winner, it will also appear as your first article in the 2nd book of our Jesus Can series. Our 2nd book, Jesus Can...Heal Your Hurts, is scheduled for release on July 4, 2021. Will this book contain your byline? It could, if you start writing the testimony needed to enter this contest today.
Until 25 contestants have qualified for CWC membership, you can use our CONTACT US form to submit your testimony directly to us for evaluation. After 25 contestants have qualified, a checkout feature will be added to this page. It will require payment of the $95, non-refundable, contest entry fee, before allowing you to submit your testimony.
NOTE: Please do NOT contact us to ask if it's still free to enter this contest. If there is no checkout feature, it's still free. However, feel free to CONTACT US with any other questions or concerns you may have. Thanks!
Here are some testimony writing tips:
- Pray. Bring the Holy Spirit into your writing process.
- Again, be led by the Holy Spirit, but this is the standard format for a testimony:
- Write, edit, repeat. Don’t expect to get your testimony done in one sitting.
- Don’t allow satan to discourage you from submitting your testimony. Start
writing today AND submit your testimony on/before May 31, 2021.
May the Lord richly bless your obedience,
To listen to the podcast of my May 10, 2021, interview about this Testimony Writing Contest, CLICK on the link below. It was my pleasure to be a guest on "Kingdom Cross Roads," with Pastor Robert Thibodeau as my host.
A Note from Stephanie: This was my second visit to the "Kingdom Cross Roads" podcast as a guest speaker. The first time was in early September 2020. Pastor Bob, as we now affectionately call him, was so impressed with the CWC that submitted his testimony and qualified as a new member the next day! Pastor Bob played a major role in our going from just three writers in September 2020 to the 30 writers that have bylines in our first book, Jesus Can...Give You A New Life! I look forward to seeing how many writers the Lord will bless us with after my second visit to Pastor Bob's show!
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