The School of Women in Ministry (SWM) is an 18-month program designed to prepare women theologically, practically and spiritually for ministry. Since the first Canadian school was launched in Langley, BC in 2002 over 100 women from a range of Christian denominations and diverse ministries across Western Canada have graduated from the school.
In most career positions, there is an expectation of professional development that is either required or expected. Yet, within the church setting, there are countless volunteers who have little or no training for the ministry in which they serve. Many women currently involved in church programs long for coaching and training opportunities; others are hesitant to become involved as they feel unprepared for a leadership role. Often, because of family responsibilities, time and financial constraints, many women in leadership are unable to seek out formal bible college or seminary training.
If the church is to fulfill Christ’s mission, women want and need excellent training to increase their competence and confidence in ministry. The School of Women in Ministry is specifically developed to offer an affordable, accessible and applicable way to meet these needs.
For more information, see School of Women in Ministry.