Christian Writers Conference


Celebrate the Legacy!

Join us in 2019 for our Golden Anniversary: 50 years!

April 12-16, 2019
Pre-conference Mentoring Clinics: April 10-12

If you’ve ever attended a Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, you know how special it is. You’ve made personal and professional connections there—maybe discovered your agent or publisher or forged new friendships that have lasted and deepened over the years.

Well, there’s no better time to come back to this sacred place than April 2019. That’s when we’ll be celebrating our 50th anniversary. It’ll be like a class reunion and family reunion rolled into one! We’ve started by having four keynote speakers who are strongly connected to Mount Hermon, each one speaking on a different night and teaching as well. Many of our faculty members will be familiar faces, and we’ll be mixing in some new folks as well.

We have lots of extra-special things planned for this once-in-a-lifetime event. You won’t want to miss it!

If you’ve never been to a Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, we’d love to have you join us in this celebration of our 50-year legacy of helping writers learn, connect, network, and achieve the publishing goals God has for them. Want to come but need help swinging the cost? Check out our First-Timers Contest! We’re confident that after you’ve experienced this conference once, you’ll be eager to return year after year—like so many others.

Because this is our big 50th anniversary conference, we are anticipating a tremendous turnout. Lodging space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot to come celebrate with us.

Meet fellow writers, agents, and editors!

Whether you desire to publish the traditional way with a royalty publisher or you intend to go the indie publishing route, you'll find industry professionals who can instruct, direct, and encourage you.

First-Timers Contest 

If you’ve never attended the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, here’s your opportunity to be part of a blessed and amazing week. Enter the First-Timers Contest for a chance to win a full scholarship, including economy lodging and conference meals. No fee to enter. Click here for details.

The Lord has done amazing things for us! What joy!
Psalm 126:3 (NLT)

Invest in your future as a writer

  • Connect

  • Learn

  • Grow

Mount Hermon has provided inspiration, encouragement, direction, refreshment, training, and unique networking opportunities for countless writers over the years. Numerous key business relationships have been formed here, along with longtime friendships among kindred spirits. Come to receive whatever special blessings God has for you at this juncture of your writing journey.

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Here are a few comments from last year's attendees: 

  • "Mount Hermon is an amazing place to learn the craft of writing and connect with other writers in beautiful surroundings. Mount Hermon feels warm, like family."

  • "Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference is a place bathed in God’s presence. From practical advice to long-term friendships, there is no limit to the opportunities here to grow in craft and as writers."

  • "Mount Hermon is a very special place and the writers conference is like a breath of fresh air. People are so friendly and helpful, and if you listen you will hear God speak."

Keynote Speakers


  • Ciera Bardowell

    Ciera Bardowell
    Ciera is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, with a degree in music. She is the worship director at The Gate Christian Bible Church, where her dad, David, is the senior pastor. Ciera is a gifted vocalist, songwriter, and worship leader who grew up coming to Mount Hermon.

  • David Bardowell

    David Bardowell
    David is the senior pastor of The Gate Christian Bible Church in Orange County, CA. He is a gifted worship leader, leading conferences at Mount Hermon since 2001. David has toured with The Beach Boys, Richard Carpenter of the Carpenters, and Jan and Dean, singing and playing the piano.

Conference Presenters

  • Kathy Ide

    Kathy Ide
    Conference Director, Author and Freelance Editor

  • Jeremy Bentley

    Jeremy Bentley
    Mount Hermon Vice President of Programs

  • Andrea Coli

    Andrea Coli
    Conference Host

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