GCD Writers Cohort
Led by Executive Director: Jeremy Writebol
A Gospel-Centered Development Group For Writers
6-months, Limited to 12 people
$165 / Month or $900
The purpose of the GCD Writers’ Cohort is to cultivate and support developing writers whose goal is to produce resources that make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus.
Session 1. Why Write?
Guest Coach: Jen Oshman
This session will explore the motivations and purposes of writing, and the audiences for whom we write. Students will consider their writing in light of who God is and how they can reflect him to readers.
Session 2. What Makes for Good Writing?
Guest Coach: Jared C. Wilson
This session examines three components of good writing: 1) What is good writing?, 2) writing well for today’s readers, and 3) writing with Biblical/ theological competency.
Session 3. Writing for the Hands: Calling for the good in an internet-outraged society.
Guest Coach: Hannah Anderson
This session will form paths of writing that call for action and justice in a winsome and compelling way.
Session 4. Writing for the Heart: Crafting literary beauty in a listicle-driven world.
Guest Coach: Jonathan Dodson
This session unpacks how writers can write in beautiful and compelling ways that invoke meditation, worship, and true affections in the hearts of readers.
Session 5. Writing for the Head: Saying what is true in a post-truth world.
This session explores how writers must pair the craft of writing with compelling arguments in order to be heard in the world.
Session 6. Writing for Publication.
Guest Coach: Drew Dyck
The final session will explore how writers can connect with publishing outlets, and give behind-the-scenes details about working with editors and literary agents in the Christian space.
Jeremy Writebol is the Executive Director of Gospel-Centered Discipleship, a ministry that publishes resources to help make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus. He is also the lead campus pastor of Woodside Bible Church’s Plymouth campus in Southeast Michigan. He is the husband of Stephanie and father of Allison and Ethan.
Gospel-Centered Discipleship exists to make, mature, and multiply disciples of Jesus through online articles, paperback books, and developing writers through workshops and mentoring cohorts.
Who is this for?
Writers looking for a masterclass in producing content for Christian publication, both online and in traditional publication settings. This cohort will help writers understand and grow in the craft of writing as well as connect writers in community to develop their voice alongside writing peers.
What do I get?
6 live monthly video calls with your small group, 2 hours of teaching and Q/A (via Zoom Meeting)
1 60-minute coaching call with Jeremy
A monthly mastermind call with 2-3 peers
Evaluation of written content/proposal/portfolio by cohort/GCD Editors.
Workshop with other writers (via Slack) to develop movement/growth in writing for web/ publications/books.
Access to video sessions, to rewatch or
if you missed a call
What do I invest?
$165/ month or $900 one-time payment. (USD)
Participation on live video calls for at least 5 of 6 months
Engagement in ‘Slack’ online community, sharing questions, ideas, and goals
Read books or articles Jeremy recommends for the sessions