Applications open for Training in Mission (TIM) 2024

by Jason Woo

CWM is accepting applications from Member Churches for the Training in Mission – Diploma in Mission Studies 2024 Programme (TIM). TIM will be held from mid-May to late-November, commencing online, before gathering in the Philippines and concluding in Jamaica. Participants will commence online studies before travelling to the Philippines in May. We expect TIM participants to be ready to depart their home country by the last week of June 2024.

The Training in Mission Programme – Diploma in Mission Studies promotes leadership and service to the church and God’s mission, by providing opportunity for a group of young adults to learn about mission in theory and in practice through classes, exposure visits, projects and hands-on work in various contexts for five months.

Training in Mission Programme – Diploma in Mission Studies is open for all interested applicants aged 20 to 29 years old at the start of the Programme, who is single and not an ordained minister. He or she must be an active member of a CWM member church, as well as commit to serve the church upon return. Applicants must be proficient in English, as this is the main language of communication. For more information, please refer to the Programme brief attached.

The Training in Mission is now transformed into Diploma in Mission Studies where qualified participants will receive the Diploma Mission Studies at the end of the Programme. Graduates will possess qualification which recognizes applied leadership skills in mission and education to enhance employment opportunities or to work in a voluntary capacity. 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.

In line with this, CWM requests that Member Churches nominate a maximum of four (4) young people: two (2) males and two (2) females, to this very important Programme. All applications must be endorsed by the General Secretary and/or Moderator of the sending church, following the Church’s internal selection process.

CWM will select up to 12 participants for the Programme. This will be on the basis of completed application form, particularly the essay part, taking in consideration balance in gender and regional representation in the Programme.

Please note that CWM will not cover the cost of the passport nor processing of the participant’s visa requirements.

Download Programme Brief here.

Download Application Form here.

The deadline for submission of all new applications is on 1 March, 2024.

For more information, please email

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