Inclusive communities. Worship and Discipleship. Interfaith relations and ecumenism. Militarisation and Conflict. Climate change. CWM’s programmes 2016-2019 such as our flagship Training in Mission (TIM) Prorgramme have been designed and developed around nine such global themes, grounded in CWM priorities and informed by CWM’s vision of “fullness of life through Christ for all creation” and mission of being “called to partnership in Christ to mutually challenge, encourage, and equip member churches to share in God’s mission”.
The TIM Programme is part of CWM’s efforts to develop capacities of our member churches while concurrently enhancing the scope for the church’s public witness. Among other initiatives, TIM positively influences, enables and empowers a new generation of leaders to explore and be witnesses as disciples of Jesus Christ in service to the church and for the enhancement of God’s transformative mission.
Since 2018, TIM Programme has moved into the Diploma in Mission Studies, a qualification recognising its graduates’ applied leadership skills in mission and education, enhancing their opportunities for formal employment or voluntary work. CWM’s member churches will benefit by having qualified individuals with the knowledge and skills to successfully lead areas of responsibility in a wide range of Christian mission roles. It will be held from 16th April to 30th October 2020, and the closing date for the submission of applications is on 10th January 2020.
Successful candidates will undergo six and a half months of intensive mission learning in theory and in practice through classes, exposure visits, projects and hands-on work in various contexts. This training is envisioned to provide them with a wider vision, deepened commitment, and a strengthened sense of fellowship and partnership with fellow Christians worldwide, especially those in CWM member-churches.